10 Natural Supplements That Promote Healthy Brain Function
When I turned 50 I developed symptoms of early-stage Parkinsons.
I was a healthy guy, I thought. I exercised, ate pretty well, enjoyed an engaging career and loving family. And yet, here I was with a diagnosis of a lifetime sentence.
I knew my options when it came to drugs and they all had terrible side effects. This led me to dive in headfirst into the world of natural supplements.
And that’s how I healed my brain from disease and created optimal wellness with natural solutions (that have no side effects!)
I’m healthy, happy and feeling younger than ever at 68 years old and I’m happy to share with you the top 10 best supplements for brain function that helped me do the impossible and has helped thousands of clients heal their brain for better health and hack their brains for better performance.
Whether you’re on a journey of healing or simply wishing to upgrade your body’s greatest engine, these supplements can stimulate immediate focus, comprehension, memory, and energy.
With regular application of these natural supplements, most people can reverse the inevitable degeneration of brain cells, and instead, generate more brain cells along with experiencing optimal brain performance.
[Disclosure: I only recommend products I've used myself and all opinions expressed here are my own. This post contains affiliate links and if you use these links to buy something, we may earn a commission.]
Check out the list below for the 10 best supplements I’ve found for brain function, in no particular order. If you’d like to learn how to use these supplements or even which supplements to try in order to meet your health and wellness goals, you can find my recommended protocols here.
Vitamin C is a super antioxidant for the brain, which promotes brain cell growth and protects brain cells against heavy metal toxicity and degeneration. Certainly, it helps the immune system, but when combined with grape seed extract (See #2), it is a powerful healing agent for the brain.
Liposomal vitamin C is superior to other forms of vitamin C because it converts the vitamin from being water-soluble to fat-soluble. This allows the body to hold on to the vitamin and use it longer.
This all-natural extract from grape seeds gives you more focus, clarity, comprehension, and sharpness. It is a super antioxidant for the brain because it has the amazing ability to recycle vitamin C, thus, making vitamin C 50 times more powerful. In addition, it increases blood flow to the brain, which supports brain healing as well as providing increased protection from toxicity.
3. Omega-3 Plus
Omega-3 Plus is the most potent form of omega-3 to support brain function. Omega-3 fats (DHA and EPA) are essential for the production of dopamine and serotonin in the brain and have shown to even increase intelligence — particularly in developing brains.
Omega-3 Plus is omega-3 fats extracted from the brains of wild Atlantic salmon, which is absorbed up to 50 times more than other omega-3 oils. One pill is equal to the amount of beneficial omega-3 from a full serving of fresh salmon.
Probiotics are the natural medicine of the future. Each day, more research reveals that probiotics (beneficial microbes) regulate both the digestion of our food and healthy gut function. But, surprisingly, they are also the most powerful way to improve brain function.
For proper functioning and healing of the brain, different microbes produced in the gut are required to support each brain neuron. There is a direct connection between gut function and digestion and the optimal functioning of the brain.
Exposure to antibiotics and medications (both over-the-counter and prescription), pesticides in our food, chronic stress, and added hormones in our meats can kill and eliminate these positive and necessary good microbes in the gut. For optimal brain health and healing, we need to regularly replenish our guts with a wide variety of probiotics.
Bravo probiotics have 42 different strains of beneficial microbes in a form that is most effectively used by the gut and brain. They come in three forms: homemade yogurt using Bravo powders and colostrum; Bravo capsules, which are made from Bravo yogurt; and Bravo non-dairy probiotic drink, which is made at home. Both children and adults love the taste of the yogurt or the non-dairy drink. Many people report that in three months, they can completely replenish the gut with beneficial probiotics and restore healthy gut function.
NADH is a cofactor of vitamin B3 that your body uses to make energy. It is not a stimulant like caffeine or ADHD drugs. The body makes less NADH as we get older. It is all-natural biological hydrogen, an antioxidant essential to the process of making energy in the body and brain. It supports all bodily functions but is particularly helpful for better brain function.
This extra energy is like a super fuel for improving all brain functions, such as faster retrieval of information, stress management, motivation, clarity, memory, and increased brain neurotransmitters.
This important supplement is needed by your body to make the super brain antioxidant glutathione. All people with dementia, Parkinson’s disease, MS, and Alzheimer's disease have extremely low levels of glutathione. The dairy proteins in the Super Foods Shake support glutathione production, but by taking extra NAC, you help your body to make even more glutathione.
Even hospitals use this non-toxic protein to eliminate the side effects of Tylenol overdose. It is completely safe to take at home. It also supports your liver in detoxifying the body and brain.
7 & 8. Vitamin D3 and Vitamin K2 (MK7)
We often don’t get enough sunshine and, therefore, most people are low in vitamin D. Studies reveal that low levels of vitamin D have been linked to all forms of cognitive impairment. Even with plenty of vitamin D, challenges may persist if we don’t have enough vitamin K2, which can be found in organic greens or butter from grass-fed cows. Plenty of vitamin D3 and K2 have proven to help with optimal brain performance.
An abundance of vitamin D and K2 are essential to support the Super Minerals (featured in the #10 slot) in making a steady and balanced supply of feel-good neurotransmitters as well as regenerating old brain cells, increasing both white and grey matter, and strengthening the myelin sheath that creates fast interconnectedness in the brain.
9. Qualia Mind
This supplement combines a wide range of nutrients, vitamins, herbs, amino acids, and adaptogens that are compatible with the other suggestions here for optimal brain performance.
Each of the many ingredients in Qualia Mind have been proven to increase memory, comprehension, energy, focus, motivation, positive mood, and well-being. They alleviate burnout, brain fog, low mood, and mental exhaustion.
10. The MarsVenus Wellness Solution
This includes the Super Cleanse drink, Super Minerals, and Super Foods Shake. I created this solution through my research to heal myself and it has been our #1 best-selling product for the last 15 years. You’ll feel the shift in your brain almost immediately as it finally gets the nourishment it needs to function in full capacity. Both kids and adults love the taste too!
- Super Cleanse is a powder to be mixed with water. It is packed with ingredients — lemon, Aloe vera, rice bran, trace minerals, enzymes, and probiotics — to clean your liver, hydrate your cells, and support healthy gut function.
- Super Minerals for Women & Girls and Super Minerals for Men & Boys are designed specifically to provide the brain with the missing minerals required to restore dopamine and serotonin function. These minerals are special because they are bonded to a substance in mother’s milk, which delivers these minerals directly to the brain. Other mineral supplements don’t cross the blood-brain barrier.
- Super Foods Shake for Women & Girls and Super Food Shake for Men & Boys is a low-calorie complete meal replacement and contains over 100 nutrients — vitamins, plant-sourced trace minerals, superfoods, vegetarian omega-3 fats, predigested and undenatured milk proteins, herbs, berries, antioxidants, and probiotics — that support optimal brain function.
Each product is sold individually, or to get the benefit of all three products, purchase the Wellness Solution as a kit — and enjoy a bundle discount (Wellness Solution for Women & Girls and the Wellness Solution for Men & Boys).
I hope this list has helped you as you research the best natural solution for you and/or your loved ones. Remember, if you’d like my recommended protocols for your specific needs, you can get a copy of our free wellness guide here or check out this video with three protocols you can choose from for optimal brain function here.
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