Brain, Mind & MemoryOur brains control every process that regulates our body. From breathing to motor skills, as well as touch and emotion this complex organ makes us human. The mind is associated with the brain and has three basic functions: it thinks, it feels and it desires. Our memory is much like that of a highly effective computer system, whereby it collects information from the world around us and stores it until a later date when we may use this information to act in the moment of the here and now.
What supplements are good for the brain?
Fish oil Supplements, such as Lamberts Pure Fish Oil 1100mg or Higher Nature Lemon Fish Oil, offer a rich source of the omega-3 fatty acids docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). These two types of essential fatty acids respectively have roles in maintaining the structure & function of the brain and protect it from damage & ageing.
What vitamins help with the mind?
Vitamins B6, B9, B12 and D3 have a role in the production of brain chemicals related to mood and concentration. This makes products like BioCare Vitamin B6, Viridian Folic Acid (400UG) With DHA, Biocare Vitamin B12 or Good Health Naturally Vitamin D3 (4000IU) ideal options for those considering vitamin based supplements for the mind.
What is a good supplement to improve memory?
A ginkgo supplement, such as Solgar Ginkgo Vegetable Capsules or A.Vogel Ginkgo Biloba, may work to modestly improve cognitive speed and memory in healthy adults, however studies into ginkgo and memory are conflicting so results may vary.
How can I improve my mental clarity?
Sleep is important, so make sure you get enough rest - at least seven hours of sleep a night is required for optimum cognitive & behavioural function. Physical activity increases blood flow to the brain too, which should help to keep your memory sharp, and activities that challenge us mentally are just as important so never underestimate a good puzzle or crossword.