Are you struggling to focus and concentrate at work? Do you find yourself being forgetful? Are you feeling down and unmotivated? Just as your body needs the right fuel to have energy, so does your brain. 

The good news is that there are ways you can improve your brain function, naturally, so that you can improve your memory and focus, and have good mental energy.

10 Ways to Power Up Your Brain

1. Hydrate – Drink lots of water! Your brain is about 75% water and needs to be hydrated in order to function properly.  

2. Eat Your Fruits and Veggies – Fruits and vegetables have vitamins, minerals and antioxidants to protect your brain. They help hydrate the body and create an extra boost of energy.

3. Eliminate Sugar and Artificial SweetenersSugar is inflammatory and can impair brain function.  However, do not switch to artificial sweeteners, such as Splenda and NutraSweet, which are even worse for your brain. NutraSweet, for instance, has been associated with an increased incidence of brain tumors, migraines and seizures. Instead, switch to natural sweeteners which are safe.

4. Keep Your Brain Active – It’s important to exercise your brain. The more you use it, the sharper you will be. Inactivity can cause your brain cells to become slow and sluggish. Try doing some crossword puzzles. Learn to play a new instrument. Get a new hobby such as crafts or gardening.

5. Get Up and Move – Regular aerobic exercise increases blood flow to the brain and can help improve verbal memory and learning. Exercise can also help boost your mood.

6. Meditate – Meditation helps improve your memory. It can also give you mental clarity.

7. Get a Good Night’s Sleep – Sleep helps restore the brain by flushing out toxins that build up during day. Lack of sleep impairs reasoning, problem-solving, and attention to detail.

8. Optimize Hormone Levels – A decline in your hormones can affect brain function. Hypothyroidism can cause a decrease in mental sharpness, lack of focus and poor memory. Estrogen, progesterone and testosterone act directly on nerve cells in the brain, protecting those cells from attack by neurotoxins and free radicals. They also enhance blood flow, protecting the brain from memory loss and dementia.

9. Take the Right Supplements for Brain Power – Vitamin and mineral deficiencies can negatively affect your brain function. Besides eating healthy, here are a few important supplements that are important for brain and memory support: 

  • Fish oil - The omega-3 nutrients in fish oil are healthy fats that have been shown to preserve the integrity of the myelin covering of our brain cells. Fish oil supports the body’s natural anti-inflammatory response. Omega-3’s help improve brain function and help prevent memory loss.
  • B VitaminsB Complex vitamins promote brain function. Low levels of B-12 have been associated with increased levels of depression. A good B vitamin complex promotes nerve health and optimal brain function. It may help boost physical and mental energy and supports improved memory.
  • Acetyl L-Carnitine – Acetyl L-Carnitine  may help boost mental energy and supports improved memory.  
  • PyrroloquinolinePyrroloquinoline (PQQ) has the ability to give your "old" cells new life. It can keep your cells youthful. It can help with healthy mental function, such as recall, memory and focus; brain protection, even in advanced years; and has advanced antioxidant capabilities to keep your cells healthy.
  • GABA – GABA  naturally helps calm the brain. It provides relaxation to the brain and nervous system so that you can focus on one task at a time. It limits overexcitation of the brain by blocking certain brain signals. GABA also supports improved moods.
  • Phosphatidyl SerinePhosphatidyl serine supports memory and brain function. It promotes intercellular communication that may improve learning, memory and mood. It may also reduce the risk of dementia.

10. Eat Superfoods for Brain Health

So, as you can see, there is a lot you can do to sharpen your mental focus and memory. Start today so you can give your brain the energy it needs!

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