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The Top 6 Vitamins For Brain Health

Did you know that, when we are awake, our brain produces enough energy to supply a light bulb? That’s because it is constantly working, processing information, and thinking all day, every day. To keep it (and us!) at our best, vitamins for brain health are important. Here are our top 6…

Vitamins For Brain Health

Dubbed is the powerhouse of our body, it controls many functions including our thoughts, emotions, movement and even breathing. This multi-functional organ continues developing up until we’re 40 years old.

It’s safe to say the brain has a lot on its mind, so how can we ensure can keep it healthy? Apart from physical and mental exercise, proper nutrition and the intake of certain vitamins and minerals can help to keep your brain in tip-top condition. Here are the vitamins for brain health that are most important.

Magnesium

Magnesium is involved in many biochemical processes within the body such as energy metabolism and muscle and nerve impulses. It protects the nerve cells from neurotoxins and the nervous system from depression, anxiety, apathy and headaches, often referred to as ‘the original chill pill’.  Magnesium is also important for the conversion of many B vitamins into their active form and has been proven to improve long-term memory.

Vitamin B Complex

Vitamin B complex plays a crucial role in energy production and brain metabolism.

Vitamin B complex consists of 8 vitamins: B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9 and B12. From these, the most important brain-boosting vitamins are: B1 (Thiamine), which plays a crucial role in nerve impulses; B3 (Niacin) to maintain healthy cerebral blood-flow, improving focus and concentration levels; B9 (Folic Acid), which has been found to have beneficial effects on cognitive function such as improved memory, focus and alertness; and B12 (Cobalamin), which is essential for the development and function of brain and nerve cells.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is essential for the production of neurotransmitters such as serotonin; the “happy chemical” involved in controlling mood.

It is also an effective antioxidant that helps to remove free radicals that build up in the brain which are thought to be linked to Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.

Vitamin D

Recent studies have found an association of vitamin D with a reduction in the risk of certain diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Schizophrenia.

Research has also shown vitamin D to be effective in treating depression, the mechanism behind this is still unknown but it is thought to be due to vitamin D receptors in the brain.

Vitamin E

Vitamin E has been found to reduce the risk of stroke, Alzheimer’s and improve memory and focus. The mechanism behind these beneficial effects are down to the relationship of vitamin E with the fatty acid DHA.

 

Hocus Focus

Hocus Focus contains the complete package when it comes to brain health. We have combined B vitamins, Magnesium and Vitamin D3 with cocoa extract, black pepper extract and the super trendy grapeseed extract to produce this potent formula. This unique combination of products helps to maintain normal energy production and psychological function, reducing the effects of tiredness and fatigue, leaving your brain with complete mental focus.

 

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Roxanne Griggs

Roxanne Griggs

Public Health Nutritionist (ANutr)

Qualified, Public Health Nutritionist (ANutr).


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