Do you sometimes forget your keys, forget names or simply miss important life details? It seems like almost everyone could use just a little bit sharper memory and better focus these days. Reducing stress, eating healthy and exercising are simple and effective ways to give your brain a boost. However, assuming that multitasking and digital distress are here to stay, sometimes we need something more. Here are four great supplements options to help you get started on boosting your brain today!

1. Alpha BRAIN by local company ONNIT – For Increased Mental Performance at Any Age
Alpha BRAIN has been shown to increase mental performance in clinical trials from the Boston Center for Memory and through the Verbal Memory California Learning Test. This all natural supplement which contains such potent brain-boosters as Alpha-GPC, huperzine-A, and the herbs Cat’s claw and Bacopa helps boost focus, memory, processing speed and mental stamina. It is not a stimulant, but some people note that they also have increased energy with this product. We received this feedback from a happy customer:

“Speaking from personal experience, I noticed a discernible difference while taking Alpha BRAIN at a dose of two capsules every morning. I found it easier to stay on task after eating lunch, whereas oftentimes I would experience some brain fog with difficulty concentrating. I felt more alert, able to notice small details and with heightened awareness of my surroundings. I even benefitted by deeper sleep at night, as Alpha BRAIN increases alpha brain waves, associated with states of peacefulness and relaxation.”

2. Membrin by Orthomolecular Products – To Optimize the Aging Brain
Brain aging is a huge issue for everyone, and becoming more of an issue for society as the baby boomers continue to catapult into their golden years. The modern world puts a tremendous amount of strain on the brain and central nervous system with it’s combination of high-stress in later life, environmental toxins, food additives, lack of sleep, excessive screen time and for many people, sedentary lifestyles. For this reason the potent antioxidant and neuroprotective benefits found in the main ingredients in Membrin, Vinpocetin and Huperzine-A, are highly necessary. This helps to reverse some of the damage that can accumulate as the brain ages. The addition of ginko biloba in this product is the icing on the cake, helping your body to open up circulation specifically to the brain to optimize function.

3. Nrf2 Activator by Xymogen – For the Overworked, Under-repaired Brain
As mentioned, modern brains are struggling to deal with huge toxic burdens, tremendous levels of oxidative stress in the form of screen time and poor dietary choices and often sleep deprivation, which is highly common. All of this adds up to increased toxins and free radicals everywhere, but especially in the vulnerable neurological tissues, and that shows up as brain fog, lack of attention, fatigue and even apathy. This product is a potent collections of antioxidants and anti-inflammatories, all of which have been shown to cross the blood-brain-barrier and help the brain to combat oxidative stress and inflammation.  Sulphorafane is a potent detoxifier found in veggies like broccoli and kale. Curcumin and green tea are two of the most well known anti-inflammatories and pterostilbene is a form of resveritrol with brain-specific benefits.

4. Dr. William Mitchell’s Fruit Anthocyanins – The Yummiest Path to Total Brain Health
Brain health has many components including detoxification, inadequate repair, circulation, inflammation and oxidative stress. This product actually addresses every one of these factors in a yummy, food-based formula, supported by 41 clinical trials (and counting!).  This delicious fruit-based extract helps to detoxify the brain, reduce toxin buildup that can contribute to Alzheimers disease, reduce oxidative burden and boost circulation. If that weren’t enough there are also clinical trials showing benefit to eyesight, overall cardiovascular health, blood sugar levels and even cancer. If you’re looking for overall brain and body health long-term then this is most certainly the product to start with.

As you can see, there are many options to help you protect your brain from aging, boost focus, restore memory and compensate for modern stressors. As with all other natural products, there is a right fit for every person so if you’re not entirely sure which product would be best for you then come on in and talk with a wellness specialist at Peoples – we would love to see you!

by Amy Neuzil, ND* You can visit her blog for more wellness entries.

*Naturopathic doctors are not currently licensed in the state of Texas.