Boosting Your Brainpower: What To Know
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The brain is one of the most complex and vital organs in the entire body. It is responsible for relaying and receiving large amounts of information in order to allow the body to function properly.
Because the brain is so integral to all bodily systems, the brain regularly receives 20% of the body’s overall oxygen supply and can even receive up to 50% when needed. Similarly, over 750-1,000 milliliters of blood flow through the brain every minute (which is enough to fill a bottle of wine or a liter bottle of soda).
So how do we support this powerful organ?
Support Your Body’s Supply Of NAD+
NAD stands for nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide and this molecule reacts with oxygen in every cell of the body, specifically in the mitochondria. Mitochondria are responsible for the production of ATP (energy) but unfortunately, the health of our mitochondria decreases with age due to a variety of factors. Improving your body’s supply of NAD+ helps enhance mitochondrial health and subsequently overall wellness.
One of the potential major benefits of supplementing your body’s supply of NAD+ is a boost in brainpower. More specifically, many experience improved memory recall, concentration, mental clarity, and mental energy.
This is because the brain consumes about one-third of all the energy produced in the body, making NAD+ a critical component of brain health. Research shows that NAD+ helps stimulate the production of brain-boosting hormones such as serotonin, dopamine, and noradrenaline. As a result, NAD+ has been shown to enhance overall cognitive function.
Ways To Support Your Body’s Supply Of NAD+:
- Supplementation with high-quality supplements such as TRU NIAGEN
- Next Health’s NAD+ IV Therapy
- Regular exercise (as recommended by a medical professional)
- A diet high in B vitamins
- Intermittent fasting
Improve Your Vitamin Levels
Vitamins and minerals are essential to healthy brain integrity as they are involved in the relaying of information, building and preserving neurons, maintaining focus, and so much more.
Unfortunately, it is increasingly difficult to obtain all the vitamins and minerals we need from diet alone. This is mainly due to our food supply being compromised with overfarmed soil, environmental toxins, and other poor growing conditions. Additionally, processed food represents a large portion of the American diet, which lacks nutritional value.
However, in a world where we are overworked, stressed, lacking sleep, and regularly exposed to environmental toxins, we need such nutrients more than ever to support brain function.
As a result, wellness-minded people are turning to IV Therapy to supply their body with the vitamins and minerals it needs for optimal function.
IV Therapy ensures maximum absorption of essential vitamins, minerals, and electrolytes. By delivering powerful vitamins and nutrients directly into your bloodstream through IV Therapy, your body can effectively utilize these building blocks to take your health to the next level.
Next Health offers the Brain IV that can help keep you focused and alert. This IV contains an abundance of vitamins, minerals, and amino acids that help improve cognition and overall mental performance. Key ingredients include:
- Glycine: Contributes to cellular growth and supports the health of neurotransmitters
- Glutamine: Helps remove toxic metabolic materials from the brain, improving neural function
- Taurine: Stimulates cellular growth and the connection of brain cells, helping restore the health of the brain
As Next Health specializes in personalized health optimization, all of our IVs are customizable to your specific needs.
It is also important to note that all Next Health IVs start with a base of the Myers’ Cocktail, a powerful blend that contains a potent blend of hydrating electrolytes, vitamins, amino acids, and more.
Not interested in IV Therapy? Next Health also offers the Brain B Shot, a Vitamin Shot filled with potent, brain-boosting vitamins and amino acids formulated to improve cognitive function, including memory and focus.
A Vitamin Shot is a quick and easy alternative to IV Therapy for those who may not have the time for a full IV session (30 minutes to an hour).
Looking To Keep Your Brain Young? Consider These Practices To Support Overall Brain Health
Puzzles such as sudoku and crosswords can boost your mental health as research has shown that these types of games reduce the risk of age-related mental decline.
Studies show that socializing regularly can lower stress levels and enhance brain health.
30-60 minutes of exercise (at the intensity level recommended by your doctor) can help relieve stress, anxiety, sleep problems, and depression, all of which can take a toll on the brain.
Drinking six to eight glasses of water every day can improve memory, concentration, and mental quickness.
This is always easier said than done but sleep is critical to repairing and restoring the brain and should be a priority. Seven to eight hours of sleep per night (regularly) can help improve mental alertness and concentration.
Supplement With Taurine:
As mentioned above taurine is great for brain health. Our levels of taurine decrease with age, so supplementing with this powerful amino acid can help restore youthful function in older brains.
1 in 9 Americans over the age of 45 report experiencing memory issues. With experts estimating we are adding one month to our life expectancy every year, maintaining a robust and healthy brain for as long as possible is a necessity.
To work with one of our Next Health wellness specialists in order to learn what brain-supporting services and products may be right for you, call or text us at: (310)-295-2075