Vitamins For Proper Brain Functioning
Are you a wonder woman like me? Like you wonder where your keys are, where your money went, where you put your phone?? And you are tired of wondering why you wonderâ€¦!! Then my dear friend, it can be the case of improper brain functioning. Forgetting things to an extent is â€œphir bhi okayâ€, but if it becomes too serious, it might be the indication of some serious health condition.
But donâ€™t worry my friend. Certain vitamins and fatty acids may help prevent memory loss and aid in proper functioning of your brain.
Vitamins have demonstrated an incredible ability to protect the brain and improve memory. So let us see what Vitamins you can take to improve the functions of your brainâ€¦
Vitamin B is important for metabolism, the formation of red blood cells, and maintenance of the central nervous system, which includes the brain and the spinal cord. Vitamin B improves memory by creating a protective shield for the neurons in the brain. It breaks down homocysteine, which is an amino acid that is a toxic poison to nerve cells.
Nature-made says, â€œThe B vitamins are a family of eight unique vitamins that play several important individual and collective roles in your body. One of their key functions is to support the production of cellular energy from the foods you eat. When you consume a meal, all eight B vitamins are required for the metabolic processes that convert the carbohydrates, proteins and fats that you eat into cellular energy. This cellular energy is used to fuel your bodyâ€™s many chemical reactions.â€
Rich in anti-oxidants, Vitamin E is required to protect cells against oxidative damage from free radicals, for example oxidation of lipids in the cell membranes. By limiting free radical production and possibly through other mechanisms, Vitamin E might prevent or delay the chronic diseases associated with free radicals. Antioxidants present in Vitamin E protect brain tissue by breaking down free radicals, which are toxic forms of the oxygen molecule naturally found in the bloodstream.
Now you know why your mother ran after you with a bowl of almonds?
Vitamin A aids in healthy brain, healthy eyes, skin, teeth and bones too. It plays a key role in keeping our brain and immune system strong.
Vitamin C is a vital antioxidant molecule in the brain.Â Vitamin C is an essential nutrient with numerous benefits.Â Vitamin C is known as our breakfast cereal for the skin. It is scientifically proved that Vitamin C is a powerful anti-oxidant that works on collagen synthesis protect cells against oxidative damage from free radicals, for example oxidation of lipids in the cell membranes.Antioxidants present in Vitamin C protect brain tissue by breaking down free radicals.
Omega Fatty Acids
This is not exactly a vitamin, but omega fatty acids play a crucial role in enhancing brain functions. The good fats protect the brain against inflammation and high cholesterol.
So start including lots and lots of vitamin enriched fruits and vegetables in your diet. Also consult your doctor if you plan to take any Vitamin supplements. Vitamin and mineral supplements when taken in recommended doses are totally safe.
Have you tried any of these vitamins for brain functioning?
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