Medical research showed that the brain changes leading to degenerative diseases unfold twenty to thirty years before a diagnosis. Without any noticeable symptoms, it is extremely unlikely to get a diagnosis, which means it’s very difficult to track those early changes happening in the brain.
So go ahead and do your counting. Add 20 to 30 years to your age. Does that mean you should start taking care of your brain health now? For this reason, we have developed this guide summarising the 5 most essential groups of vitamins, minerals, and adaptogens for your brain.
1. B Vitamins: For Energy and Resilience
B Vitamins for Brain Communication
B Vitamins, and particularly vitamin B12, vitamin B6, vitamin B3 and folate (B9) are on top of the list. This is because they literally “make things happen” in the brain. These vitamins play a crucial role in overall brain function, from regulating energy release in brain cells, to their main function, which is to facilitate the action of neurotransmitters, the chemical messengers that transfer information between over 100 billion neurons.
All of your movements, thoughts, and feelings – pretty much everything you do – is the result of these neurons talking with each other. Because neurotransmitters are functionally integrated with the immune system, the endocrine system and impact muscles, organs and glands, neurotransmitter imbalances can cause widespread health problems that might seem unrelated.
Neurotransimtter imbalances can cause issues such as fatigue, insomnia, depression, anxiety, and hormonal imbalances. Neurotransmitters provide support in all life processes and as such, are incredibly important.