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How To Prevent Your Brain From Aging

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We all get older. It is an inevitable part of life that at least in today’s times, cannot be prevented. We are born; we reach adulthood, and then we descend into old age. Our bodies age, including our brains.  However, there are ways that we can slow the aging process as well as slow the aging of our brains. What are the primary ways to keep our brains young and active throughout our lives?

Brain Supplements

Brain supplements are like vitamins for the brain. They slow the aging of the brain by improving our mood, memory, focus, and clarity. They also help to prevent certain brain diseases that can inhibit our brain function such as depression, stroke, dementia, and Alzheimers.

There are many different brain supplements that one can take to improve brain functioning. Some of them include supplements such as Gingko Biloba. This is a natural supplement that causes virtually no risk to the user. It is a very beneficial supplement in the fight against strokes and Alzheimers. A dosage of 120 mg a day is recommended if you are interested in taking Gingko Biloba. Alpha Lipoic Acid is another example of a brain supplement. This supplement raises the levels of glutathione, an antioxidant, in the brain protecting against various brain disorders and death. Fifty to 200 mg is recommended per day. CoEnzyme Q10 is another great supplement for the brain. It is an antioxidant that boosts energy in your brain cells. Two hundred to 400 mg a day is recommended.

There are many other brain supplements to choose from. Take at least one to two brain supplements a day to boost your brain. When purchasing brain supplements, be sure to read the labels and research the ingredients. The website brainsupplementreviews.net provides some pretty in depth info on what to look for in a good supplement. Avoid supplements that have been deemed to do more harm to a body than good. Always check with your doctor before taking any brain supplements.

Eat Right

Besides brain supplements, eating right is mandatory for proper brain function. Consume a diet of low-fat dairy products, lean meats, vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and nuts. Also, drink plenty of water on a daily basis, at least six to eight cups.

Challenge Your Brain to Stay Sharp

An idle brain can lead to a poorly functioning brain. Keep it active by daily challenges such as reading, word puzzles, and other mental challenges that make you think. Mindless activities are fine, but you need activities that challenge the brain to keep it at maximum functionality.

Avoid Stress

Stress is the killer of many things, including a healthy brain. Chronic stress, a high level of stress that affects us on a daily basis, is the worst condition for the brain. It kills brain cells, causes loss of memory, causes depression and anxiety, can lead to mental illness and dangerous conditions such as brain aneurysms.

 

You cannot halt the aging process, but you can do daily activities that will help your body and your brain to function at optimal levels. Doing things like taking brain supplements and avoiding stress can lead to a healthy brain throughout the remainder of your life.