It’s a new year and the time of rest and feasting on take-aways is over. Carbohydrates have been your mainstay, your metabolism is slow, you lack energy, you feel obese and you can't think clearly.
If you are feeling panicky in a new job or new university class because you can't think clearly, then 2017 may well be time for meaningful new resolutions.
Instead of jumping onto a fad-diet bandwagon that has proved unsuccessful time after time, eat in a way that you feel nourished and alert and ready to rise and shine in 2017.
Wave Good-Bye to a Fuzzy Headed Zombie
There are 5 new year supplements that we'll discuss here. Wave goodbye to being a fuzzy-headed zombie who has to make notes to remember everything and say hello to an enthusiastic, bright and sharp new you.
Rhodiola Rosea, also known as golden root, grows in high altitudes in the arctic areas of Europe and Asia. The adaptogen herb and nootropic has been used for centuries to increase stamina and energy for the Sherpa people to climb Mt Everest.
Shown to increase workplace performance, medical professionals often prescribe rhodiola for symptoms of adrenal fatigue, decreased memory and poor concentration. It also has amazing stress combating- and anti-anxiety properties.
Rhodiola Rosea boosts mood by influencing serotonin levels in the brain. It helps in neurogenesis by repairing neurons and activating the synthesis and re-synthesis of ATP, your brain cell's main energy source.
Rhodiola Rosea contains 140 compounds in the roots and rhizome. The important components are rosavin, rosarian, and rosin which are known as rosavins.
To ensure the supplement you choose works effectively and also contains pure Rhodiola Rosea, it needs to have at least 3% rosavins and 1% salidroside, because this is the ratio found in the natural root. When administered over 6 weeks, you'll see improved mental performance. You can safely take up to 600 mg of Rhodiola Rosea extract daily.
One of the most used natural remedies in the world, known to improve memory, avoid mental confusion and to even ward off dementia. Sales worldwide for this supplement are estimated at over $500 million annually. There is a lot of clinical evidence to support its effectiveness in improving blood supply to the brain and to treat age-related memory loss.
Certainly in the USA today, ginkgo is sold as a 'memory' supplement. The tree species is super ancient, dating back millions of years. and plays a role in traditional Chinese medicine. Ginkgo is a serotonin boosting supplement and it can reduce symptoms of stress and anxiety which contributes to brain fog.
Organic Coconut Oil
An amazing super food for people having difficulty with memory and completing daily tasks. On researching coconut oil, you'll find it has many health benefits and even helps people with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. People who have brain fog have told of having their brain fog lifted half an hour of taking organic coconut oil. It increases your metabolism which goes hand in hand with sharper brain functioning.
A natural booster to your thyroid function, you benefit from more energy and feelings of wellbeing. Your brain needs healthy dietary fat. Coconut oil can increase your cholesterol which is good for the brain as it is made up of about 25% cholesterol. There's plenty of research which shows that essential fatty acids are essential for normal brain function.
Classified as a Ascomycetes fungus, this medicinally beneficial mushroom is harvested in high mountain regions like the Himalayas. Anti-inflammatory, cordyceps supplements are used to restore balance to the immune system and to even act like mild stimulants or adaptogen herbs- to fight stress and restore energy. With these supplements, you feel as though the body takes on a fighting attitude - a will to fight disease and sluggishness and to rise and shine with a new attitude.
The Chinese have used them for more than 2000 years because of their many medicinal benefits. In a variety of colors, the red Ganoderma lucidum variety is the most commonly used. Reishi mushrooms also improve brain function and energy and are known to have multiple benefits to the body, of which mental function is just one. A balanced body always has a healthy, properly functioning immune system and this in itself allows a person to think clearly and have a positive outlook.
A clear thinking mind is everything. Age and bad lifestyle habits don't have to spell memory loss, brain fog and a zombie-like attitude to life. Regularly taking more than the recommended daily dose of these supplements over a long period can have the opposite effects you want.
However, with these super 5 supplements you 'll be boosting and balancing the immune system and feeding the brain to combat the onslaught of brain fog and memory loss.
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