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Brain Enhancing Supplements | 6 Nutrients and How They Work in the Body

April 16, 2018

Brain Enhancing Supplements | 6 Nutrients and How They Work in the Body

By Dr. Keerthy Sunder

Brain Enhancement Supplements: A Real or Perceived Need?

If you are looking for a boost in:

  • Memory
  • Motivation
  • Creativity
  • Alertness

…and/or general cognitive function, it can be difficult to tell if you’re getting all of your brain’s daily nutritional needs via diet alone. In truth, a rounded diet and regular exercise are usually all that most healthy people need to optimize their brain health.

 What Do The Experts Say?

“I have to point out that you’re not given a lifetime supply of neurotransmitters at birth…if you want to have regular levels of neurotransmitters in your head for life, then you must have the primary raw materials for neurotransmitter synthesis in your body.

These are all nutrients – amino acids from protein, vitamins and minerals from fruits and vegetables, and other natural biochemicals.”

― Melissa Warner, Nutrition and Wellness Coach

“Many of us get too little good food, nutrients, light, air, water, rest, sleep, rhythm, exercise, community, love, meaning, and purpose. We’re exposed to far too much poor-quality food, stress, toxins and allergens. All of this creates the perfect storm for health havoc.

The truth is that feeling fully energized and maintaining great brain health ultimately requires taking out bad stuff and putting in good stuff, including both food and lifestyle choices.”

― Dr. Mark Hyman, M.D.

So, are brain enhancement supplements worth it?

Continue reading as we cover more about the natural brain-enhancing nutrients that can help you reach your goal. At the end, we explain more about an effective once-a-day supplement solution and welcome your questions and comments. So, let us know what you think! We do our best to provide readers with a personal response to each and every comment.

Who Needs Brain Enhancer Supplements?

Simply put, you may not be getting all the nutrients that your brain needs. Natural aging processes, the low quality of our food, and environmental toxins can lead to vitamin or mineral deficiencies.

What are some of the signs of a lack of brain nutrition?

If you are:

  • Lacking energy and focus.
  • Not as productive as you want to be.
  • Needing coffee to wake up, or to make it through the afternoon.
  • Feeling like your memory isn’t what it used to be.
  • Sleeping poorly and/or restlessly.

...you may be experiencing poor brain nutrition.

Those most at risk are people with a demanding lifestyle who are physically active but whose diet is characterized by poor choices and/or regular dieting. In these populations, micronutrient supplementation can alleviate deficiencies. Still, supplements must be taken for an adequate period of time in order to have effect.

How do Brain Enhancement Vitamins Work?

Brain supplements have long histories of use and are generally very safe. But how can they actually make you and your brain healthier? Supplements provide you with key vitamins, minerals, amino-acids, and other nutrients that can enhance your brain’s ability to regulate memory, focus and mood.

Here’s how they work in the body…

Some vitamin supplements are absorbed by the small intestine and are deposited in the body, where they can enter the bloodstream. These are called “water-soluble” vitamins. You need to consume these vitamins every day in order to maintain a full supply.

Other vitamins need to dissolve in fat before they can make it into the body. These types of vitamins move through the intestinal wall, into the body, where they end up in the liver and are stored in body fat until they're needed. These “fat-soluble vitamins” don't require daily consumption. They stick around inside the body.

 The National Institute of Health Says…

If you don’t think you are making the best food choices, look for a supplement sold as a complete vitamin and mineral supplement. It should be well balanced and contain 100% of most recommended vitamins and minerals.

Read the label to make sure the dose is not too large. Avoid supplements with mega-doses. Too much of some vitamins and minerals can be harmful, and you might be paying for supplements you don’t need.

In addition to vitamins, many supplement contain minerals and phytonutrients. Minerals are already in the simplest form possible, they are elements, so the body doesn’t need to break them down before absorption. Minerals serve as building blocks for body structures: they form the foundation of teeth and bones, and help to construct other cells and enzymes. Phytonutrients are nutrients found in plants.

Scientists agree that there lifestyle changes improve our odds of maintaining mental sharpness. These include: 

  • Eating a healthy and balanced diet.
  • Exercising.
  • Keeping your mind active. 

Combined together, these lifestyle modifications might just be the best bet for keeping your brain “in shape”.

But are you ready to take your brain power to the next level?

How Many Supplements Should I Take for Brain Enhancement?

Experts have found that supplements work better when taken in a combination formula. In other words, it’s better to take a multi-ingredient supplement for brain enhancement than to take a number of individual supplements in varied doses.

Q: Why do we need a multi-ingredient supplement formula?

A: Because combination formulas optimize several brain pathways from multiple angles at the same time. This way, you can oxygenate, protect, give an energy boost, aid your brain’s regenerative power, and improve memory, processing speed, mood, or concentration…at the same time! In comparison, isolated supplements target isolated aspects of your brain function. For example, they only support your ability to concentrate, recall, or learn.

The right multi-ingredient supplement mix is an all-in-one brain enhancing solution!

Our brain is a complex machine and functions at varying levels based on its general health. While the soundest strategy for shoring up your brain’s processing power is eating a rich and varied diet, you need to be sure that you fill nutritional gaps. Adding a multi-igrrdient supplement to your every-day routine can serve as additional rocket fuel for your brain.

The Top 6 Natural Brain Enhancers

Among the nutrients most commonly recommended due to their neuro-protective effects are vitamins, minerals, omega-3 fatty acids, amino acids, antioxidants, and phospholipids. Recent studies have indicated that dietary deficiency of these and other key nutrients can seriously harm and negatively affect brain function.

Luckily, supplements can be used to correct these deficiencies. When mixed together at optimal doses, all of these ingredients can enhance your brain’s processing power now. They also protect your brain’s structure and function for the future.

Below, we take a closer look.

1. VITAMINS - Having enough vitamins is key to proper transmission of neuro-impulses and keeping your memory sharp. Vitamins can even make you happier and help you live longer. And, although you need constant intake of all vitamins for optimal health and brain function, there are a few essential vitamins that are crucial for a healthy brain. These include:

  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E
  • Vitamin D
  • Vitamin B complex - B1 (thiamin), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), B5 (pantothenic acid), B6 (pyridoxine), B7 (biotin), B9 (folic acid), B12 (cobalamin).

2. MINERALS - Minerals are important for normal brain functioning, as well as for a multitude of processes in the entire body. Getting a sufficient daily dose of these essential micronutrients is important for making sure that your brain is healthy and mentally agile. The most important minerals for brain enhancement include:

  • Calcium
  • Magnesium
  • Phosphorus
  • Iron

3. ANTIOXIDANTS - The oxidative stress in your body could possibly contribute to the development of many health problems, including memory disorders. Antioxidants are a great way to improve cognitive skills and slow brain aging, which is why they are used for the prevention and treatment of memory decline. This group of nutrients includes the following:

  • Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10)
  • Alpha-Lipoic Acid (ALA)

4. OMEGA 3 FATTY ACIDS - Omega-3 fatty acids are a group of polyunsaturated fatty acids that reduce the risk of stroke, maintain the integrity of the brain cell membrane and neuronal function. Since they are harder to get from diet alone, getting them in a supplement-form is essential for cognition, memory, and focus. One essential polyunsaturated omega-3 fatty acid is:

  • Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)

5. PHOSPHOLIPIDS - Phospholipids are helpful for preserving brain health. In addition, these nutrients have been shown to have effect on thinking skills and memory. One phospholipid that has been helpful in preserving your overall brain health and has been shown to have effect on thinking skills, includes:

  • Phosphatidylserine (PS)

6. AMINO ACIDS - To function adequately, the central nervous system requires a number of amino acids. These nutrients are used by the brain for the synthesis of various neurotransmitters and neuromodulators – and amino acid supplements are a way to counteract the age-related decline in our levels of these vital substances, some of which include:

  • Acetyl-L-Carnitine (ALCAR)
  • N-Acetyl-Cysteine (NAC)

Supplements To Enhance Brain Function: Do They Work?

Whether a brain enhancing supplement will work, or not, depends on the product itself. So, here are a few important questions you should ask yourself when choosing a supplement. Paying attention to these details can make all of the difference for you and your brain.

QUESTION #1: How many ingredients does the supplement contain?

Nutrients work as a team. When you take them as a blend, a balanced mix of brain nutrients work synergistically to maintain the proper balance in your brain and enhance the impact as well as the result.

QUESTION #2: What’s the quality of the ingredients?

Quality supplements contain nutrients and ingredients that have been backed up by research and are shown to be beneficial for brain health. Also, make the product does not contain toxins and harmful ingredients such as additives, colors, fillers, and allergens.

In addition, make sure the form of the nutrient is not cheap, poorly absorbed, or inefficiently used by the body. For example, supplements in the form of tablets and capsules may take longer time to reach the body and may not break down properly in the stomach.

QUESTION #3: What dosage of nutrients am I getting?

The Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDAs) for nutrients reflect how much of each ingredient most people should get each day. These nutritional needs should be matched up by your supplement.

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The Best Brain Enhancer Supplement

We’d like to introduce what we’ve found to the best product on the market for the brain:

The Brain Tune.

DoctorSunder's Brain Tune has been designed to include all of these essential brain-boosting nutrients, plus many other ingredients. It is carefully formulated to:

  1. Increase essential brain stimulating neurotransmitter activity.
  2. Relieve the impact of stress on our brain’s structural integrity.
  3. Increase oxygen delivery and re-uptake across the blood brain barrier.

This multi-ingredient formula provides double or triple the effect compared to single, isolated supplements. As a result, Brain Tune has been shown to enhance overall brain performance, particularly the brain areas that control memory, concentration, alertness, mental energy, and mood.

Q: Why is DoctorSunder's Brain Tune so effective?
A: Because it covers all nutrient bases needed to boost your brain.

More specifically, the Brain Tune brings together a carefully selected mix of optimal amounts of all the key nutrients to provide you with the right cognitive support you need, right when you need it...so as a result you can:

  • Get more done.
  • Be more focused and alert.
  • Retain memory better.
  • Be more present for your loved ones.
  • Significantly improve your quality of life.
  • Make your focus brighter than ever.
  • Live a happier, more fulfilled life.

The Brain Tune Excellence

But, there is even more to why Brain Tune is the best…
It is delicious and healthy. Available in two flavor options: vanilla and chocolate ice cream, DoctorSunder's Brain Tune is a delicious and all natural solution for when you need a quick snack but don’t want to compromise your healthy nutritive habits.
It is free of toxins and allergens. Brain Tune does not contain wheat, gluten, yeast, soy protein, dairy products, fish, shellfish, peanuts, egg, and tree nuts. It is also free of any artificial flavors, colors, or sweeteners.

It is good for everyone. Since it doesn’t contain any animal products, Brain Tune is vegan and vegetarian friendly. What’s more, the packaging is 100% recyclable, which means that it is good for the environment too!

It is a completely refundable purchase. When you buy the product you get a MONEY BACK GUARANTEE. So, either Brain Tune makes a difference for you or you get all of your money back within 30 days of your purchase. Simply return the tub and get a 100% refund of your investment.


So, why wait to give your brain a boost?
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Reference Sources:
NCBI: Intestinal absorption of vitamins
Go Ask Alice: What’s the difference between vitamins and minerals?
NCBI: Utility of Nutraceutical Products Marketed for Cognitive and Memory Enhancement
NCBI: Dietary amino acids and brain function
NCBI: The role of vitamins and minerals in energy metabolism and well-being.
NAP: 14 Amino Acid and Protein Requirements: Cognitive Performance, Stress, and Brain Function
WebMD: Natural Brain Boosters
MedlinePlus: Minerals
MedlinePlus: Vitamins
ISSA: An Infographic guide for Vitamins and Minerals
NIH: Vitamins & Minerals


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