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8 Ways to Feed Your Brain

Posted on September 17, 2011 at 2:10 PM

8 Ways to Feed Your Brain

Did you feed your brain today? Studies clearly illustratehow lifestyle choices can directly

Impact on the brain’s wellbeing. mental simulation, lovingcompanionship, social

Interaction regular exercise and a healthy diet undoubtedlybenefit the brain and

Yourself as well. Research suggests that the following 8natural substances may help the

brain during aging, along with the possibility of enhancingits function. 

1.     Omega-3 FattyAcids

Used to manufacture and maintain cell membranes and act asanti-inflammatories and

mildly thin the blood. They may augment brain function byfortifying the myelin sheath,

a fatty membrane that covers and insulates each nervecell.      


2.    Co-Enzyme Q10(CoQ10)

Activates specific enzymes in the powerhouse of cells, themitochondria, to produce

adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the cell’s primary energysource. Then, in its role as an

antioxidant, it helps neutralise the free radicals createdduring ATP production.


3.   Acetyl-l-carnitine (alc)

Several studies have indicated that ALC supplements delaythe progression of

Alzheimer’s Disease and improve energy creation in thebrain. Dosage: 500 mg- 2g pd. 


4.    alpha-lipoic acid(ala)

ALA is involved in ATP production and works as  first rate antioxidant, counteracting free

radicals both inside and outside cells. Dosage: 30-200 mgpd.


5.    Vitamins B12, D& E

Vitamin B12 plays a critical role in red blood cell production.deficiencies affect the

nervous system. Dosage 5-200 micrograms pd. Vitamin Dmaximises the nutrient-carrying capacity of red blood cells. Dosage: 200-400micrograms pd. Sufficient sunlight

also helps. Vitamin E significantly lowers the progression ofAlzheimers Disease and

stroke related dementia. However, too much is harmful.Dosage: 30-400 mg pd.


6.   N-Acetyl-L-Cysyeine (NAC)

Research suggests that NAC levels may drop with age, whichcould lead to oxidative

stress within brain cells, a conspicuous suspect inneurodegenerative disorders such as

Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Diseases. Dosage: 250-750 mg pd.


7.   phosphatidylserine (PS)

A key structural component of cell membranes andparticularly concentrated in the

brain, PS assists cell membrane fluidity, which is importantfor receiving and releasing

neurotransmitters and bringing nutrients to the cell andmoving waste products out.

Dosage: 200-500 mg pd.


8.    Vinpocetine

Derived from the leaves of the common periwinkle, and usedas a stroke treatment in

eastern Europe and Japan, Vinpocetine improves theflexibility of red blood cells,

allowing them to flow more freely through the brain’ssmaller vessels and providing

Damaged neurons with the benefits of enhanced circulation.Dosage: 5-10 Mg pd.

Courtesy: SANHA & ZAMHA


Categories: Halaal & Health

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