I don’t need to tell you that our brains are under ASSAULT.
Depression rates are skyrocketing… and people are starting to develop dementia in their 40s!
This was UNHEARD OF only a generation ago.
Everything from the processed foods we eat to the dangerous drugs we take can slowly destroy our brains.
Now, it’s time to fight back.
Because there are six “power nutrients” that can help protect your brain from damage.
And they can help keep your brain sharp and humming along for the rest of your life.
Lots of doctors used to think there wasn’t much you could do to protect your brain.
It all came down to luck and genetics – you were either going to have brain problems, or you weren’t.
Now we know that we have a lot more control over our brain health.
Here are six supplements that are proven to keep you sharp and act like “armor” for your brain:
- Omega-3s: I can’t say enough about the omega-3 fatty acids EPA/DHA. These necessary fats are one of the biggest deficiencies in the modern world – almost completely missing from our diets. Studies have shown omega-3 fatty acids are good for your heart, immune system, brain, and blood vessels. EPA/DHA also help with mood and reasoning abilities.
- B vitamins: Want to guarantee you feel depressed? Make sure you avoid the B vitamins. B vitamins help with depression, but also dementia, and poor thinking. B vitamins can be found in beef liver, fish, poultry, eggs and dairy products. Make sure you are getting enough B12, B6, folate, and biotin.
- Curcumin: This is the main bioactive compound found in the spice turmeric. Curcumin protects your brain in several ways. It increases levels of dopamine and serotonin (in fact, it works as a great antidepressant). It also increases blood flow to the brain. Most importantly, curcumin acts as a powerful antioxidant and brain protectant.
- Ginkgo biloba: The most popular herb in the world is ginkgo. It is so effective as a medicine, that it is used as a prescription in Europe. Gingko improves memory and cognitive functions by improving small blood flow (called microcirculation). It has been shown to reduce stress and anxiety and improve short-term memory.
- Zinc: This mineral is a big part of your immune system, but it also has a huge impact on mental health. Studies have shown zinc helps with mood disorders, depression, and anxiety. You can find zinc in red meat, poultry, beans, and whole grains.
- CoQ10: This nutrient helps support the mitochondria, the energy centers of our cells. And, remember, your brain needs a TON of energy. CoQ10 is also great for your heart.
While you can get lots of these nutrients from your diet, they’re also widely available at just about any local or online vitamin shop.