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Vitamins best suited to boosting your brain

Vitamins best suited to boosting your energy

 

If your brain could function at an elite level wouldn’t you want to know how?

Ok, I guess before we launch into, I should probably set a few things straight.
1. There’s no such thing as the Brain Olympics.
2. We aren’t running an underground performance enhancer ring.
3. Well, not officially. But if we were, we’d have the nutrients to help your memory and concentration levels perform at its personal best.

Interested? Well read on to find out what vitamins and supplements we have available on the most G-rated* blackmarket.

*G stands for great.

  1. Omega 3

In Brain Olympics speak, omega 3 supplements are what you’d want to take for a long distance event. We say that because fish oils are known for protecting your brain function in the long run. Basically, omega 3 is made up of 2 particular types of oils: DPA and EPA which are anti-inflammatory, so they decrease the decline in your cognitive abilities that naturally occur over time.

Of course, an easy way to get these oils is by eating up to 2-3 serves of fish a week. Or an even easier way - through Omega 3 Brain supplements.

 

  1. Vitamin B12
Not to be dramatic, but if your house was burning down and you had to save one type of vitamin, there are heaps of reasons to choose B vitamins. This versatile group of wonderfulness boosts your brain function in lots of ways including energy, focus and alertness. The reason why they do so much is because they’re involved in the process of converting nutrients into neurotransmitters which keep you happy, attentive and your memory going.

The types of B vitamins that are good to grab include B-3 (Niacin), B-9 (Folate) and most importantly B-12



  1. Magnesium

The only thing just as important as B vitamins converting nutrients, is having magnesium there to help along the way. Kind of like Santa’s little helpers, magnesium helps boost the conversion of B vitamins into their active form, which allows them to improve your long-term memory.
You can get your dose of magnesium from foods like almonds, cashews, dark chocolate, avocados, seeds and spinach, or from magnesium capsules.

 

  1. Ginkgo Biloba
Besides doing yoga or keg stands, there are a couple more reasons for adults to stand on their head. One being, it helps increase blood flow to your brain which improves your memory and focus. Now, if you’re athletically challenged, the good news is that taking Gingko Biloba can help you achieve the same results. This herbal supplement derived from the - you guessed it - Gingko Biloba tree has been shown to help boost blood flow and improve memory and thinking skills amongst those who are middle-aged.

It’s available in raw form through health food stores, or you can get your dose from Memory and Focus Supplements


  1. Vitamin C
For many of us, Vitamin C has always been the answer to everything. How to fight a cold. How to get rid of tongue ulcers. How to fight ageing. But just when you thought that Vitamin C couldn’t become more versatile, we’ve uncovered another little gem that makes it a true unsung hero - it sharpens your focus. If you’re interested in the science behind it, Vitamin C helps produce the neurotransmitter, norepinephrine, which improves your attention and responsiveness, allowing you to stay on task.

Vitamin C is found in a heap of foods like blueberries, kale, spinach, broccoli, brussels sprouts etc... and it also comes in capsule form.

  

  1. Acetyl-L-Carnitine
So far we’ve had fun toying with the idea of being a professional brain olympian. But we’d like to take a couple of moments to shed light on a more serious topic - boosting brain function in the elderly.


It’s no lie that watching your parents get older can be quite tough and you’d do anything to help improve their health. That’s why we love Acetyl-L-Carnitine  This supplement has been proven to slow the decline of cognitive ability and improve brain function in those with mild dementia or Alzheimers. 


Now, to end on an even more positive note, Acetyl-L-Carnitine has also been said to improve memory, help the everyday user stay on high alert and is easily accessible from most health food stores.

 

  1. S-Adenosyl Methionine
While most associate peak brain function with laser sharp focus, impeccable recall and straight up Einsteinian traits, we’d like to put forward a different type of strength - mental health.
Because let’s be honest, to achieve all those things above you need to feel good. That’s why we recommend S-Adenosyl Methionine, a substance that’s said to reduce the decline of brain function in people who have depression. It’s already made naturally in your body, but to increase your levels, you can find it in supplement form, or if advised by your doctor - take it in conjunction with antidepressants to enhance their effect.

 

 

  1. Vitamin D3

There are lots of benefits to having a fast-firing brain. It could mean that you’re quick-witted, so you’d always win an argument. You’d always claim shotgun. Or maybe you’d be a mastermind and always work out whether the round of food or drinks is cheaper to shout.


Whatever your motives, we’ve got just the supplement to help you do so - Vitamin D3. It’s known for contributing to over 200 bodily functions, including achieving optimal mood, boosting focus and concentration levels.

At the moment, nearly 50% of Western societies are actually Vitamin D3 deficient leaving us at risk of mental health issues and not living up to our brilliant cognitive potential. So how can you fight the odds? Well, you can get a healthy dose of Vitamin D3 with 20-30 minutes of direct sunlight daily, salmon, herring, sardines, tuna, oysters, shrimp and mushrooms, or of course through supplements.

 

  1. Creatine
Creatine is a natural supplement which can exclusively be found in animal products like meat, fish and eggs. So if you’re a meat-eater, you’re one of the lucky V.I.P’s to experience boosted energy levels, metabolism etc... If you’re a vegetarian, however, you may be missing out on valuable nutrients. But you needn’t have FOMO. Anyone can get in on the chance of improving their memory or thinking skills by simply sourcing creatine supplements which are found in most health food stores.


  1. Phosphatidylserine
When you hear the phrase ‘preserve your brain’, what springs to mind? Is it large jars with organ specimens held captive by crazy scientists? Or is it Phosphatidylserine? If you answered the latter, we’d be very impressed. Partly because it’s a mouthful. But mostly because supplement that not many people know about - great for improving your thinking skills, memory and preventing brain decline.

It’s a natural fat found in your brain, so the more of it you have, the better protection the inside of your noggin gets. It’s not usually sold as a singular supplement, but it can be found in Women’s and Men’s Ultivite.

 
So what’s the verdict? Do you think you have what it takes to become a fully fledged brain olympian? If you do, why not try out any of our extremely legal brain performance enhancers above, or if you’re interested in some natural ways, check out - Natural ways to score a better memory and focus.

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