Keeping Your Brain Healthy

Which Vitamins Are Good for Your Brain?

Smart Vitamins for your brain:
Your mother was right about the importance of eating fruits and vegetables. But there are good reasons to supplement your diet with vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants to protect your brain.
There are not enough vitamins in our foods, even if we ate right 100 percent of the time (and let’s face it, we don’t). The more you eat processed foods that come in a box and out of a factory, the less chance that it has natural vitamins in adequate supply.
As you age, your body requires more vitamins and natural minerals to do the job of repairing cells damaged by pollutants, free radicals, and stress.
Which vitamins are the best for your brain?
According to information in the book Your Miracle Brain, by Jean Carper (Quill, 2000), here are a few all-star brain boosters:

Folic acid revitalizes memory
Vitamin B6 boosts memory
Vitamin B12 prevents “senility”
Thiamin is a psychiatric “drug”
Niacin is a universal memory pill
Vitamin E is a super brain pill
Vitamin C is a brain saver
Selenium is a brain boosting mineral
Lipoic acid is a number one antioxidant
Coenzyme Q10 is a brain energizer
Ginkgo boosts aging brains
Phosphatidylserine (PS) is a memory rejuvenator
Choline is necessary for the brain’s memory architect
Huperzine shows promise as an Alzheimer’s Drug
St. John’s Wort is a natural Prozac
Sam-E is another natural antidepressant

Check with your local health food store for recommended amounts. You can’t go wrong by taking a daily multivitamin, but be sure to supplement with Vitamin C, B complex, E, and other supplements which are never in adequate amounts in most multivitamin pills.
The evidence is overwhelming that taking a variety of vitamins and minerals is excellent brain insurance. They preserve and improve intellectual functioning and emotional well-being at all ages.
Suboptimal brain functioning from vitamin deficiencies is usually subtle and goes undetected; they aren’t always apparent on blood tests.
One study showed that 40-60 percent of adults were deficient in vitamins supplied solely through diet. A combination of vitamins and minerals can help restore optimal intellectual function and lift mood at the same time.
B vitamins are especially important in preserving aging brains and preventing against memory loss and brain diseases.
One supplement that offers excellent rejuvenation and repair is Mind-FX Science’s Aftermath™ .