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Best vitamins for brain health

Your brain needs the right fuel for optimal cognition. These vitamins boost your brain health and improve your memory.

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Heights
April 18, 2021
7 min read

Your brain needs a lot of fuel to power all of its complex learning and memory processes. In fact, it has some of the highest energy requirements amongst all of your body’s organs. Did you know that 60% of the glucose (sugar) your body burns every day goes directly to powering your brain? But your brain needs more than just straight calories and carbohydrates. 

Researchers have found that the vitamins, minerals and other nutrients in your diet have a direct impact on all of the brain’s functions, including key functions like memory, learning, concentration and emotional regulation. 

If you want to ensure you have the best proactive braincare for long-term cognition, memory and brain disease prevention, make sure you’re getting the nutrients your brain needs the most. This is also vitally important if you’re dealing with preexisting brain health conditions. 

The six best vitamins for brain health

 Braincare researchers have narrowed their focus on 20 specific nutrients for optimal cognition (all of which you'll find in the Smart Supplement in research-backed doses). 

However, there are six distinct nutrients that have the biggest and most immediate impact on your memory, learning and overall brain health

1. Anthocyanins

What they are: Anthocyanins are pigments that give fruits and vegetables their vibrant hues. You'll find anthocyanins in any plant-based foods that are black, red, purple or blue. You get 80mg of anthocyanins in every daily dose of the Smart Supplement.

What anthocyanins do: 

  • Anthocyanins work as potent antioxidants, helping to protect your brain cells from toxins you're exposed to in your diet or environment. 

  • Anthocyanins also support neural signalling and the brain's natural process for generating new neurons and new brain cells.

  • Anthocyanins have potent anti-inflammatory effects that a beneficial for your brain and general wellness.

What brain health studies reveal:

2. Omega 3 fats

What they are: You’ll find these essential fatty acids in seaweed and algae, as well as marine animals that eat such sea vegetables (e.g., tuna, salmon and other fatty fish). Approximately a third of your brain's grey matter (the part of the brain involved in emotions, memory, and decision making,) is composed of these fatty acids. The Smart Supplement provides 250mg of DHA and 125mg of EPA (the two most important forms of omega 3s) in every dose.

What omega 3 does:

What brain health studies reveal:

3. Vitamin D

What it is: It’s aptly referred to as the "sunshine vitamin" because most people get their vitamin D from sun exposure. Alas, millions of Brits are deficient. You get 20µg of vitamin D in every dose of the Smart Supplement.

What vitamin D does:

  • It plays a role in cell growth and cell differentiation.

  • It regulates the expression of hundreds of genes (gene expression is the process where your DNA gives "instructions" to your body).

What brain health studies reveal:

4. Iron

What it is: This key mineral is found in foods like legumes, spinach, and nuts and seeds. Each Smart Supplement dose offers 5mg of iron.

What iron does:

  • It supports overall blood health, including the production of red blood cells. 

  • It's needed for your blood cells to be able to transport energy and nutrients through your body (including to your brain).

  • It’s critical for DNA synthesis.

What brain health studies reveal:

5. Selenium

What it is: Selenium is rarely talked about, but it's an essential mineral found in trace amounts in foods like whole wheat, nuts and seeds, and dairy products. You need very little (just 55µg a day), yet an estimated 1 billion people worldwide are deficient in selenium. The Smart Supplement delivers a full day's worth of this critical mineral in just one dose.

What selenium does:

  • It functions as a potent antioxidant to neutralize toxins.

  • It plays a role in numerous cellular processes, including mood, emotion, and production of special proteins needed for brain health.

What brain health studies reveal:

6. B-complex vitamins (and especially B12)

What it is: There are eight B vitamins that your body and brain need. They're found in foods like seafood, dairy products, grains, and nuts and seeds. Each B vitamin has an important function for your brain, but B12 is specifically beneficial for braincare. The Smart Supplement gives you all eight B vitamins and 25µg of B12 in every daily dose.

What B vitamins do:

  • They help produce red blood cells. 

  • They support hormone and neurotransmitter production. 

  • They play a role in nerve signalling. 

  • They enhance cellular functioning at every level.

What brain health studies reveal:

Nutrients to support general braincare

While the vitamins, minerals and nutrients highlighted above have direct implications for your brain health, memory and brain disease risks, don’t forget the impact that your overall lifestyle has.

For instance, lack of sleep significantly impairs your cognition (and especially your memory). And most adults worldwide struggle with getting enough shut-eye. The Smart Supplement includes many vitamins for better sleep.

Other areas of your life that have significant effects on your brain health include:

The Smart Supplement gives you all 20 vitamins that you need for better brain health and improved cognition. Plus, you’ll get effective doses of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients that support sleep, stress reduction, immunity, and other areas of your life that affect cognitive performance.  

 

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