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BRAIN HEALTH - KEY NUTRIENTS


On the theme of brain healing, we wanted to share some essential nutrients vital for brain health.


The key to healthy brain function is the nutrition available to repair and replenish. If your brain is deficient in critical nutrients, your brain will make weak repairs and poor connections.


Let's look at some of those critical nutrients.



NEUROTRANSMITTERS


Neurotransmitters are proteins that enable brain cells to talk to each other. All proteins comprise amino acids, an essential nutrient the brain and body need regularly. Examples of common neurotransmitters include dopamine, serotonin, GABA, and norepinephrine.



If you have a poor supply of amino acids, the quality and quantity of your neurotransmitters will suffer. This will reduce your focus, concentration and memory. Neurotransmitters also regulate mood, cravings, addiction and sleep. Most people are deficient in neurotransmitters, so a product like EMPower Plus and Freeminos can help.



B VITAMINS


The brain needs a steady supply of B vitamins because they improve mood and increase tolerance to stress. B12 is essential to focus on because most people are deficient. At the root of many severe conditions lies vitamin B12 deficiency.


Symptoms such as memory loss, dementia, nerve damage, weakness, fatigue and depression are all linked to vitamin B12 deficiency.


Some medications interfere with vitamin B12 absorption. These include antacids and diabetes medications.



MICRONUTRIENTS


These are nutrients that your body needs in small amounts but must have daily. For some people, for specific nutrients, they need them multiple times a day. These micronutrients include vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phytonutrients. The body needs a broadspectrum supply of these micronutrients to function optimally.


To irradicate deficiencies taking EMPower Plus daily will optimize your health and deter you from neurological disorders such as anxiety and depression.



ANTIOXIDANTS


You have likely heard of free radicals. Let's do some simple chemistry.


Atoms are surrounded by electrons that orbit the atom in layers called shells. Each shell needs to be filled with a set number of electrons. When a shell is entire, electrons begin filling the next shell.


If an atom has an outer shell that is not full, it may bond with another bit, using the electrons to complete its outer surface. These types of particles are known as free radicals.


Atoms with an entire outer shell are stable, but free radicals are unstable, and to make up the number of electrons in their outer shell, they react quickly with other substances.

When oxygen molecules split into single atoms with unpaired electrons, they become unstable free radicals seeking other atoms or molecules to bond to. If this continues to happen, it begins a process called oxidative stress.


Antioxidants are naturally occurring compounds that protect cells from the harmful effects of free radicals. When you consume a continuous supply of antioxidants, you slow down the cellular aging process.



MAGNESIUM


I have often referred to as the "master mineral," magnesium has hundreds of functions within the body. Magnesium deficiency is prevalent all around the world. A quality supplement like EMPower Plus or BMD can get those levels into the healthy range and improve mood, focus, concentration, sleep, energy and much more.



Remember, magnesium has hundreds of functions within the brain and body.


All the best,


Simon Brazier. Dip HN, NNCP

simon@truehope.com







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