Can These Supplements Actually Boost Your Mental Health?

Our top recommended supplements to help bump up your brain power!

Do you ever have those days where you feel like your head is in the clouds and you have a hard time focusing on simple tasks? It may be time to incorporate some of these brain enhancing herbs and nutrients into your diet.

As the control center of your body, your brain is kind of a big deal. It’s in charge of everything from keeping your heart beating and lungs breathing, to how you move, think, and feel. When our brains are lacking the support that they need, this can lead to some less than ideal outcomes. So making sure to keep it in peak condition is vital to your health. 

Bump Up Your Brain Power

Fortunately, the foods we eat and supplements we take can be some of the determining factors to how our brains function. Supplementing with high-quality superfoods, herbs, and extracts can boost your brain health and help promote improved memory, a better mood, and less brain fog.

If you are unsure as to where to start with what supplements to take, we’re here to help! Here are our top recommended supplements to help boost your mental health and bump up your brain power!

Daily Adrenal

Our Daily Adrenal Adaptogen Complex is not only jam-packed full of adaptogens to help reduce stress and improve brain fog, it also showcases one very important amino acid called L-Tyrosine. This is a mental amino acid that is naturally produced in our body. It has been shown to help improve mental performance in stressful situations. Stress is something that everyone experiences, and can affect our attention, memory, reasoning, and knowledge by decreasing our neurotransmitters. (1)

Tyrosine has been known to significantly improve an individual's working memory during a mentally demanding task, as well as cognitive flexibility. (2) Working memory and cognitive flexibility play very important roles in task management and following instructions. So by improving these two cognitive functions of our brain, we can significantly improve our mental performances when under pressure or focusing on a task!

Krill Oil

As we get older, our brain naturally ages, resulting in a typical age-related cognitive decline. The older we get, the health of our brain starts to become more important. Making sure our brain is functioning at an optimal level means we can help to improve our memory, communication, understanding, and overall quality of life. Our brain boosting supplement Krill Oil helps to improve cognitive performance and increase brain function. 

Krill oil is derived from shrimp-like crustaceans called krill that are known for their highly effective omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA. These oils have been found to have important properties within the body that help our natural inflammatory response. (3)

Your body cannot produce these oils on their own, so being conscious that you are getting them in your diet is vital. It’s important to note that making sure you are getting the highest quality krill oil you can is a key factor in choosing which supplement is right for you. When you are “supplementing” with a specific oil, these are highly concentrated extracts that you are putting into your body to help improve a specific function. Therefore, you want to make sure you are getting the cleanest ingredients. Our krill oil is formulated with clinically studied ingredients that are sourced and tested for potency and purity. Not only can you rest-assured that you are providing your brain what it needs to thrive and work at an optimal level, but the quality of that supplement is at the highest level as well.

Daily Turmeric

Turmeric has been pegged as one of the most effective nutritional supplements in existence, and for good reason! It has been linked to many major health and brain benefits including joint support, alleviating bloating and discomfort, and improved brain function.

The neurons within your brain are capable of forming new connections, as well as multiplying and increasing in numbers. This is how our knowledge and awareness expands. One of the main driving factors of this process is brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), which is a type of growth hormone that functions in your brain. Many brain disorders have been linked to decreased levels of this hormone. (4) Curcumin, turmeric’s most active compound, has been shown to increase brain levels of BDNF. (5) By doing this, it may be an effective way to help increase brain health and delay or reverse decreased brain function. 

When paired with black pepper, turmeric’s amazing health promoting properties are enhanced, allowing our bodies to absorb even more of its super-power into our bloodstream.

Since it is such a game-changer in the lives of those looking to improve their health, it was a must to add this to our line up for boosting mental health!

Our Daily Turmeric supplement is made with organic turmeric, organic ginger, and black pepper. Together, these three herbs help to support a healthy response to inflammatory reactions, allowing optimal performance for our brain.

Mushroom Complex

Mushrooms have been consumed for their medicinal purposes throughout ancient history. They have been highly valued as a tonic reserved for sacred rituals and the support of health and well-being. Many of the health benefits of mushrooms stem from their beta-glucan content. This is a form of dietary soluble fiber that helps to boost and regulate your immune system.

Another amazing benefit of mushrooms, particularly lion’s mane and reishi, is boosting mental clarity and relieving mild signs of anxiety. Lion’s mane extract can help regenerate brain cells and improve the part of the brain that houses memory and emotional functions. (6)

Our Mushroom 10X Complex will help to support your mental clarity by providing your body with a formulated blend of 10 revolutionary mushrooms, with no earthy taste like many of the mushroom supplements on the market today!

Takeaway

Whether you are looking to boost your brain health, improve your mental focus, or enhance your mood, adding in high-quality, naturally-derived supplements can be very beneficial to your health! At BalanceGenics, we pride ourselves in providing premium supplements to our customers in order to support them on their health and wellness journeys! By creating a balanced equilibrium and assisting your body in functioning at its most optimal level, your brain health is sure to magnify and create long-lasting liveliness. 

Quick Disclaimer‍

This content is for informational and educational purposes only. It is not intended to provide medical advice or to take the place of medical advice or treatment from a personal physician. Readers of this content are advised to consult their doctors or qualified health professionals regarding specific health questions. Neither the author(s) nor the publisher of this content take responsibility for possible health consequences of any person or persons reading or following the information in this educational content. All readers of this content, especially those taking prescription or over-the-counter medications, should consult their physicians before beginning any nutrition, supplement or lifestyle program.

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