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Vitamins best suited to boosting your brain
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.
- 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.
- Vitamin B12
The types of B vitamins that are good to grab include B-3 (Niacin), B-9 (Folate) and most importantly B-12.
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.
- Ginkgo Biloba
It’s available in raw form through health food stores, or you can get your dose from Memory and Focus Supplements
- Vitamin C
Vitamin C is found in a heap of foods like blueberries, kale, spinach, broccoli, brussels sprouts etc... and it also comes in capsule form.
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.
- S-Adenosyl Methionine
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.
- 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.
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.