What Are the Vitamin Supplements To Increase Mental Focus?
|What Are the Vitamin Supplements To Increase Mental Focus?||Darrell Miller||09/06/11|
September 06, 2011 03:16 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (email@example.com)
Subject: What Are the Vitamin Supplements To Increase Mental Focus?
In one way or the other mental health and its degeneration has been a concern for Americans in the past decades. We all have experienced it whether we like it or not, we may have grandfathers and grandmothers in our families or maybe just a next door neighbor whom we have known all our lives, we have seen how mental degeneration can affect someone and the people close to them. When this time comes we often start to think about what medication could help them improve their mental state and commonly when that happens we are too late. Numerous studies have shown that when the brain functions start to degrade it is hard to reverse the process however if approached more on a preventive measure side of things we may have a chance. So in this article we will be talking more about how to prevent mental health diseases. We will be talking more about substances or vitamins that have been researched to help brain functions and brain health.
Ginkgo biloba as a herbal remedy has lots of functions however the main function that we will be looking at in this article is its ability to aid in mental health maintenance. The key for ginkgo biloba to be essential in brain function health is its high concentration of flavonoids. It even has a special kind flavonoid being more potent than the ones from other sources, it allows ginkgo biloba to have the ability to repair blood circulation malfunctions in the brain. Without it, these small brain circulation malfunctions can lead to cell damages in the brain which will further escalate to mental health issues and brain cells degeneration if left unattended as the brain requires constant oxygenated blood to function optimally.
Alpha lipoic acid
ALA is a fatty acid found naturally in every cell of the body and is mainly needed to produce energy for normal bodily functions because its main role is to convert glucose into energy. It is also helpful to note that it is an antioxidant which has the ability to recycle other antioxidants after it is used. It is also special in the way as an antioxidant because it is the only one that works both in water and fatty tissues which allows it to go into the deepest recesses of the brain and fight free radicals therefore maintaining cell health in the brain.
B Complex Vitamins
The B vitamins namely thiamin, riboflavin, pyridoxine and folate have all had a long history of being related to mental health issues. Each one has its unique effect or unique role to play in the maintenance of brain health however the most common denominator in determining that the B complex vitamins are essential to mental health is that being deficient of these vitamins has been shown in studies to be directly linked to many mental health issues. The lack of these vitamins in the body has been even shown to lead to severe mental diseases.
I would also suggest, Lithium, Vinpocetine, Hup A, and Bacopa Leaf for memory as well.