Vitamins for the brain

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Last reviewed: 20.11.2021

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The brain, like any other organ, also requires vitamins. Maybe even more, because the brain tends to get tired and overexert. Especially with intellectual work. What vitamins are needed by the brain for health and effective work?

The most popular vitamins for the brain

These vitamins include:

  • Vitamin C (both folic and ascorbic acid)
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin E
  • Vitamins of group B

Scientists distinguish 13 kinds of vitamins useful for brain function.

Vitamin A in combination with beta-carotene

In a complex these two vitamins struggle with the influence of free radicals - substances that trigger aging processes in our body. Still these two vitamins help improve oxygen metabolism in the body. This improves blood flow, the blood is better saturated with useful substances and transfers to the brain a richer cocktail.

Vitamin A in combination with beta-carotene helps to maintain healthy nerve cells and neural bundles.

Most of these vitamins can be found in products. Vitamin A is found in large quantities in fish (especially oceanic, fatty varieties), as well as in the liver. Beta-carotene, of course, is well received from carrots, cabbage, pumpkins, beets.

If you include these foods in your diet - the brain will become less tired, depleted, it will work better.

B vitamins for better brain function

The bark of the criminal brain is very well influenced by vitamin B1, or it has another name - thiamine. It helps the brain to fight aging, destroying free radicals, and being toned.

If a person has overdone with alcohol, thiamine will also help to cope, neutralizing the impact of harmful alcoholic components. And then the brain cells can better cope with the loads due to an alcohol overdose.

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Vitamin B3 or niacin

Vitamin B3 or niacin

It is indispensable if a person has to deal with intellectual work a lot. For example, journalists, doctors, creatives should know twice as well that with overload of the brain vitamin B3 can perfectly handle.

Thiamine very well helps to cope with stressful situations, concentrate attention, and memory gets better. Oxygen, too, thanks to thiamine is better absorbed in the blood, the blood flow more actively saturates the internal organs with useful substances, and the brain, among other things.

Due to the large amount of oxygen that fills up the blood, the level of hemoglobin in the blood also increases. The person feels more alert and ready to work again.

Vitamin B6 or pyridoxine for good brain work

This vitamin helps increase the production of hormones of happiness endorphin, serotonin, as well as norepinephrine and dopamine. In order for a person to react normally to stress and have a stronger mentality, B6 is needed.

Vitamin B12 or cyanocobalamin

This vitamin is often prescribed by doctors when it is necessary to overcome such complex diseases as dementia, poor concentration of attention, memory malfunction and other psychological processes.

Vitamin C or ascorbic acid

To the brain worked very quickly and did not deny you in difficult situations that require immediate solutions, you need a so-called ascorbic. That is vitamin C.

This vitamin improves the state of neurons of the brain and nerve cells. Working intellectually with a lack of vitamin C will be very difficult, so take care of sufficient doses of this vitamin.

Vitamin E or tocopherol

The brain will be very grateful to you for providing it with vitamin E. To make the brain cells very active, and the cell membranes are not destroyed and healthy, drink vitamin E.

For the treatment to be more effective, you need to use vitamin E together with another vitamin C, which we just talked about. The source of this vitamin is sunflower seeds, eggs, nuts (walnuts).

For the brain to function as a clock, it is important to remember that an overdose of vitamins is inadmissible as well as their deficiency. Therefore, contact your doctor to calculate the optimal dose for you.

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