Your eyes are windows to your soul
Don’t Rack Your Brain!
Do you suffer mental fog? Do you battle to remember what you had for breakfast? Or do you just want your brain neurons to be firing at 100% capacity?
Your brain and its cognitive abilities should be considered one of your most treasured assets and should be nurtured and supported too. Too often we only support our brain when we notice that its not functioning optimally.
It is no surprise that brain health can be negatively or positively impacted on by the lifestyles that we lead. If we are mindful of what we are eating and drinking, get enough exercise (both mental and physical), get good quality sleep on a regular basis and manage our stress well we are going along way to ensuring that our mental faculties are in tip top shape. It is also important to foster positive social interactions, relationships that have a positive and stimulating impact on our mental health.
Whether you are a student or a busy executive or an overwhelmed mom, there are some interesting nootropics available on the market now. A nootropic is a product that has cognitive enhancing properties and can help with mental clarity and focus.
When I am considering a nootropic I always look for a few key ingredients:
Acetyl-L-carnitine has been found to improve symptoms of mental and physical tiredness and also to help with age related memory loss
Phosphatidylserine is an essential fatty acid that is needed for the proper functioning of nerve cells in the brain. It ensures that the neurons are able to effectively transmit messages to one another
Magnesium L-Threonate is a form of magnesium that is able to be delivered directly to the brain. It has been found to be supportive of memory and overall cognitive functioning and also promotes healthy sleep.
Lions Mane Mushroom extract has been used for centuries because of its ability to improve brain health by regenerating and remyelinating neurons. Sfera Lion’s Mane Extract has a whopping 500mg of brain boosting goodness! In fact the Sfera Advanced Mycology series has a brilliant selection of mushroom complexes.
A great way to keep brain cells happy and functioning is to add Solgar Neuro-Nutrients to your daily vitamin regime. This complex has amino acids to nourish your neurons and Ginkgo Biloba which helps with peripheral circulation, ensuring a good blood flow to brain tissue.
Take a look also at Medford IQ Script, it’s formula has a brilliant combination of nootropics and this was my go to product for brain support for my children when they were studying.
I am also totally in awe of the results we are hearing about with Sfera advanced Mycology Series Memory Care. This is a powerful combination of mushroom extracts that have been chosen for their cognitive support and memory enhancing properties. Definitely a product to be added to your shopping list!!
Metagenics Attencia supports focus and cognitive performance. It’s a superior blend of Omega 3, L-Theanine and Green Coffee Bean extract and Guarana. It gives an active mind a competitive edge and is perfect for students and adults with increased mental workloads. I often have reports that it greatly improves numerical abilities.
As part of your mental gymnastics today, remember to take a look at our brain health selection on line or pop in store to chat with us to select a product that will work for you !
Yours in health,
Dr Monique Olivier
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