Did you know that your brain consumes more than 20% of your energy daily? The deeper you are into thought and critical thinking, the more energy your brain consumes. If you aren’t eating right and supplementing you’ll be destined for an afternoon crash and brain fog.
Feeding our mind is easy to overlook. We grow accustomed to the brain fog and accept that as our normal.
There are days that we get plenty of rest, eat right and we feel unstoppable. We have a clear head, great attitude and solve problems with ease.
This is because we gave our body what it needed to create energy. When our mind needed the extra fuel for problem solving, it was there and ready to burn.
When the fuel is low or on empty, our mind sputters. We don’t have clear, concise thought and easily forget things.
So what’s the solution? How do I always keep my mind fueled? Just eat healthy and get ample sleep right?
That is always a smart routine, but it isn’t the complete solution.
Certain nutrients are important food for our brain. Supplements called nootropics have become popular over the last few years. The right supplements have an incredible brain boosting effect.
Look for products that contain key ingredients mentioned below.
Citicoline is a nutrient that is used to create acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter. These are the messengers our brain uses to carry out all of our activity and thoughts. When we have ample supply our brain easily processes thought, speech, and actions.*
Acetyl L-Carnitine is a key nutrient that provides increased alertness. It also helps with energy production.
Bacopa monnieri is a nutrient that has shown brain boosting effects while providing a reduction in anxiety. Bacopa also functions as an antioxidant that protects the cell membranes and extends the life of a cell.
Also keep a look out for caffeine in the supplement. Companies can easily add caffeine so you “feel it” and then add very little of the active ingredients.