The brain is truly a super organ. But, our brains need multiple types of nutrients to function optimally. In fact, your brain requires an especially rich nutrient intake every day because of the vast amount of work it does. When any of the following is low or missing from the body:
…this shortage takes its toll on your brain’s super processing power.
| WHAT THE DOCTORS SAY...
“Think of your brain as being like a Steinway grand piano. All the keys are in place, ready to work at the touch of a finger. Whether a beginner sits down at the keyboard or a world-renowned virtuoso like Vladimir Horowitz or Arthur Rubinstein, the instrument is physically the same. But the music that comes out will be vastly different. The beginner uses less than 1 percent of the piano’s potential; the virtuoso is pushing the limits of the instrument.”
-- Dr. Keerthy Sunder, MD OBGYN, Psychiatrist
In this article, we review the factors that may be impairing your brain’s full potential. Then, we reveal the key nutrients that can boost your brain power. Finally, we describe how you can protect your super brain potential by taking just one supplement mix a day.
As always, we welcome your questions in the comments section. We’ll do our best to answer all legitimate questions both personally and promptly!
Vitamin B, vitamins A, D, and E all play important roles in brain structure, function, and inflammatory regulation in the brain. But it might surprise you to know that your brain may be lacking in these vitamins!
According to a report by Harvard University’s publication on health – Harvard Health - vitamin B12 deficiency is the most common nutrient deficiency in the United States. However, the vitamin B complex is crucial for the function of the nervous system, as well as for good brain function.
Nutritional supplements can be the super brain boosting fuel you need to increase the efficacy of brain systems related to all cognitive functions. Recent research on nutritional mechanisms and their effect on the brain show that a good nutritional supplement can enhance almost every facet of neurological functioning throughout your entire life.
Specifically, supplementation can positively affect alterations in:
This is why brain supplements are one of the most common forms of complementary and alternative medicine used by people worldwide! They can improve:
At the same time, brain supplements can protect against anxiety, depression, dementia, and mental decline.
If your food choices include a balanced intake of fruits and vegetables, as well as quality meats, chances are you are receiving most of the nutrients you need. However, there are several factors that can make vitamin supplements for your brain become necessary. These may include:
If supplements contain the right amount of the right ingredients, then they are a great way to get the nutrients your brain needs. But - even then - it’s all about the balance.
Many people think that in order to get super brain boosting they need to take more. If some is good, a lot is better...right?
The Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDAs) for vitamins reflect how much of each vitamin most people should get each day. Plus, exactly how much of each vitamin you need depends on your age and gender. Other factors, such as your general physical and mental health state, are also important.
What’s more, high doses of some vitamins can be poisonous. So, if you take supplements, DO NOT take more than 100% of the RDA. Be very careful about taking large amounts of the vitamins A, D, E, and K. These vitamins can build up in your body’s fat cells and may lead to many harmful effects.
DoctorSunder's Brain Tune contains more than 23 nutrients that protect the brain’s structure and function, with ingredient amounts that are the absolute optimum to maximize brain performance and elevate brain activities.
Here is a list of five (5) of the most essential nutrients that can boost your brain power, while also protecting your brain for future needs.
1. Vitamin B complex (vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6, and B12)
Symptoms of vitamin B insufficiency may include Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome, memory impairment, confusion, lack of coordination, depression, migraines, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis (MS), Guillain-Barré syndrome, and paralysis. Having enough of these types of vitamins is key to proper transmission of neuro impulses and keeping your memory sharp. In addition, researchers have suggested that this complex of vitamins might help dementia and Alzheimer’s disease and has been shown to improve cognitive function of patients with Alzheimer’s.
2. Omega-3 fatty acids (fish and fish oil, docosahexaenoic acid (or DHA)
The human brain is nearly 50% fat, and nearly 30% of the fats are one of the many omega-3 fatty acids. DHA alone – one form of omega-3 fatty acids found in fish – makes up a large portion of the gray matter of the brain and is the main component of the brain’s synapses. The fat in your brain forms cell membranes and plays a vital role in how our cells function. Neurons are also rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Research in the last few years has revealed that diets rich in omega-3 fatty acids may help promote a healthy emotional balance and positive mood in later years.
3. Antioxidants (vitamins C and E, coenzyme Q10)
A number of studies have shown that dietary intake of antioxidants can significantly reduce the risk of developing cognitive impairment. Scientists have looked into the significance of these type of nutrients because it was theorized that free radical formation plays a major role in the deterioration of the brain with age. Research is showing that vitamin E can help reduce stress on the brain through providing energy and stress relief. Vitamin C, on the other hand, is a regulator for over a dozen different neurochemicals and can reduce the risk of stroke.
4. Amino Acids (Acetyl-L-Carnitine, N-Acetyl-Cysteine)
Acetyl-l-carnitine (ALCAR) is an amino acid that increases your mental energy. It is a precursor of acetylcholine, the neurotransmitter of memory and learning. ALCAR also increases the release of neurotransmitters serotonin and norepinephrine, both of which play an important role in the prevention of depression. There is also an overwhelming amount of evidence that N-Acetyl-Cysteine (NAC) can help treat a number of neurological and psychiatric disorders, such as depression, bipolar, OCD, Alzheimer’s, schizophrenia, and may even reduce the severity of mild traumatic brain injuries.
5. Minerals (Magnesium, Iron, Phosphate)
Magnesium is used in over 50 processes in the brain. It helps improve neural plasticity, meaning the nerves are able to adapt and avoid damage easier. It can also improve your focus, memory, and sleep quality. Magnesium has a calming effect on the nervous system and can help fight stress and depression. Iron, on the other hand, is a necessary mineral...but it is also one that you don’t want to overdo because it can accelerate dementia and brain deterioration. Phosphate plays a key role in diverse physiological functions, it supports your brain health, and is involved in the regulation of mood and nerve signalling.
Taking each and every one of the nutrients listed above is important for your overall brain health, but using one-ingredient supplements for brain health can be a hustle.
Luckily, there is another way!
Each of these key neuro-nutrients can be found in one super brain formula - DoctorSunder's Brain Tune. Here is why the Brain Tune is the best supplement for maintaining your super brain power:
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