Wouldn’t it be nice if taking two or three magic pills each day would ensure a healthy brain and increase brain power throughout life? Unfortunately, at this point it time that is not possible. BUT – there are a few dietary supplements that are producing positive results in current, on-going studies on brain health and are worthy of consideration.
It would not be impossible to discuss, or even list them all in one short article; so, I have chosen six good possibilities that you may want to investigate further.
Gingko biloba has long been revered as a medicinal wonder and is one of the most commonly used supplements for brain health. Studies have shown that gingko biloba increases blood flow to the brain, providing oxygen, which is critical to efficient brain function. An adequate oxygen supply must be continuous because it is the fuel that allows the brain to send signals to all parts of the body and keep it functioning normally.
Since gingko biloba is widely cultivated, it is inexpensive when compared to other supplements and won’t leave a big dent in your monthly budget. Most gingko biloba supplements require a dose of only 1 to 2 tablets or capsules each day.
Omega-3 fatty acids improve memory, learning ability, and may also prevent depression, mood disorders, schizophrenia, and dementia. A large percentage of the gray Mind Lab Pro VS Adderall matter in the brain is made up Omega-3 fatty acids. These help make brain cells more fluid and in turn, improve communication between cells. DHA also seems to slow down the buildup of a protein that forms neurofibrillary tangle in the brain, a suspected contributing factor in Alzheimer’s disease.
The best food source for Omega-3 is oily fish, particularly wild salmon, but if fish is not your favorite food, there are other options. Fresh, raw refrigerated walnuts and chia seeds are excellent alternatives and both can be easily incorporated into your diet in a multitude of ways. In addition to Omega-3 fatty acids, they are full of Omega-6 fatty acids, which work as a natural antidepressant.
As you can see, Omega-3 is available in a number of foods, but it is also readily available in capsules. The recommended dose via food and/or supplements is 1,000 to 3,000 milligrams daily.
Below are four additional dietary supplements that you may want to consider. These are often found in combination supplement capsules or tablets.
• Nattokinase (from soybeans) helps with blood flow in the body – including the brain, which is critical for lifelong mental acuity.
• Alpha Lipoic acid (aLa) is one of the best antioxidants for the brain.