The Best Supplements For Your Brain
The fat-soluble vitamin famed for supporting strong, dense bones acts as a neuro-steroid; it helps decrease inflammation and controls the release of nerve growth factor (NGF), which is essential for the proper function of neurons in the hippocampus, the area of the brain responsible for learning and memory.
Research suggests a magnesium deficiency is associated with anxiety disorders, ADHD, fatigue, and low libido. Uma Naidoo, MD from Massachusetts General Hospital advises asking your doctor about the best type of magnesium supplement for your anxiety because some can give you diarrhea.
Omega-3 Fatty Acids.
"Omega-3s promote brain health by lowering inflammatory markers and protecting neurons from excessive inflammation," says Dr. Naidoo. Studies have demonstrated that dementia patients have low omega-3 levels and taking supplements may help protect the brain and delay cognitive decline.
The highly prized spice used in the Mediterranean, Asian, and Moroccan dishes has been shown to be helpful in improving symptoms of depression and reducing the neurodegeneration that causes Alzheimer's disease.
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