Brain Health Supplements¬ a Hack for Boosting Brain Functions

25 Jul
2019

 
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In this fast-paced world we are constantly searching for shortcuts, quick solutions to our problems, an easy way to succeed. We are riddled with questions such as whether it is possible to sharpen your mind, improve your memory, or just enhance your IQ. During our quest in search for the answers to those questions it is possible that one would stumble upon the hack called brain health supplements. Now this hack is not scientifically proven to give you full-proof results but few experts weigh in on the segments of nootropics and similar products that would help an individual get mental clarity, fight fatigue and sharpen thinking.

This all sound too surreal to even comprehend, but it turns out that some of the supplements do help in boosting the power of brain and give clarity to mental health. Scientifically these supplements are called nootropics. It describes the natural or man-made substances that are manufactured for supporting the cognitive functions and improving the mental performance. The street name that is usually used for them are “cognitive enhancers” or “smart drugs.” These supplements can be raw ingredients such as turmeric or caffeine or can be complex blend from different herbs and ingredients. Some of them are listed below­

  • Resveratrol
  • Resveratrol is an antioxidant that naturally occurs in the skin of red and purple fruits such as raspberries, grapes, and blueberries. It can also be found in processed food like chocolate, peanuts, and red wine. By intaking the antioxidant, it restricts the reduction of hippocampus, which is an important part of the brain. This part is related to our memory. This could improve your memory and brain functions even as you get old.

  • Ginkgo Biloba
  • This brain supplement is extracted from the Ginkgo biloba tree. The gingko biloba is an easily available supplement and used in order to boost the memory. Consumption of this supplement enhances the blood flow through the brain which improves the brain functions like memory and focus. It also reduces age-related decline in brain function.

  • Bacopa Monnieri
  • Derived from the herb Bacopa Monnieri this supplement is used in traditional medicine and Ayurveda in order to improve brain functions. It has been reported that after consumption of bacopa monnieri, thinking skills and memory of an individual has been boosted. Furthermore, it is also used for treating elderly people suffering from the decline of brain functions. Studies has shown that only after having a prolonged consumption of this supplement would result in development in the mental health.

  • Rhodiola Rosea
  • The brain supplement known as Rhodiola Rosea is extracted from the herb Rhodiola rosea and is often used in Chinese medicine in order to amplify the brain functions and its well-being. Intake of this herb would improve the mental processing of the brain by reducing the fatigue. The European Food Safety Authority has researched that if Rhodiola rosea is consumed, it helps in reducing the tiredness and exertion of the brain and thus in turn boosting the brain function.

  • Fish Oils
  • These brain health supplements offer abundance of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) along with two different types of omega-3 fatty acids. These enriched fish oils are directly linked with many health benefits. The primary function of DHA is to maintain the function and structure of the brain. The omega-3 fatty acid has anti-inflammatory effects that provides protection to brain tissues and cells. By intaking fish oils, it has been noted an enhancement in memory and reaction time along with improved thinking skills.

    Few other notable brain health supplements include Caffeine, Creatine, S-Adenosyl Methionine, and Phosphatidylserine. Many research and development organization have deemed the field of brain health supplement to be an opportunistic segment in the field of medicine. Several enterprises have decided to venture in the brain health supplements market as this market has a promising future. According the research by Allied Market Research, the global brain health supplements market would garner $5.81 billion by 2023, growing exponentially at a CAGR of 8.8% from 2017-2023. The market of brain health supplements has great potential and will increase at a steady pace as new technologies and innovative products are introduced in the market.

     
    Jessica Hamelburg

    Jessica Hamelburg

    PR & Marketing Professional at EquipNet, Inc.

    Jessica Hamelburg is a content marketing coordinator and social media manager for a global industrial asset management company, EquipNet, Inc. Jessica holds a Bachelor's Degree in Communications and Public Relations from Suffolk University and offers many years of experience in various forms of writing. Some of her favorite hobbies include exploring new music, creative writing and spending time with her dogs.

     
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