The Holistic Approach: Natural Supplements That Support Your Brain Health

If you want to boost your brainpower, and have clearer thinking, then here’s what experts in the field of have discovered that may help you.

Take Phosphatidylserine

This is an important chemical with many different functions in the body. First, it’s important in the maintenance of cellular functions, especially in the brain. There is  also a lot of literature and research showing that it has positive effects in elderly people with and without cognitive and memory problems or impairments.

Phosphatidylserine also has the ability to improve cognitive function before a bout of exercise. By supplementing with it, individuals may experience better results from exercise by staying more focused and alert. At the same time, mood and mental function may improve.

If you’re struggling through your calculus class, this supplement is known to increase cognition, making it easier to concentrate in math class.


The Holistic Approach: Natural Supplements That Support Your Brain Health

L-Theanine And Caffeine

Both of these are excellent on their own. But, combined, they are incredible for the brain. L-theanine is a nonprotein amino acid that’s found in green tea leaves. It has a significant impact on reducing stress levels. And, the caffeine lets you improve your mood and focus. Combine, it results in a “smooth high” that will last throughout the day.

Studies on the effects of both combined how that people taking them experience an increase in focus, motivation, mood, and improved alpha wave levels.

Adding L-theanine often negates the negative side effects of too much caffeine while enhancing the positive effects.

The Holistic Approach: Natural Supplements That Support Your Brain Health


This is a great supplement that helps improve muscle mass, strength, and can enhance memory and overall brain function. Many people do a “preload” with it, where they take gradually increasing doses for several weeks until they build up to a maximum concentration. You brain, just like your muscles, uses ATP for energy. And, creatine helps your body make more of this stuff. So, it makes sense that increasing PCr (phosphocreatine) helps with ATP synthesis and energy.

Huperzine A

This popular herb can help increase levels of choline in the brain. This is an important neurotransmitter that helps with memory and cognition. Because you don’t need a lot, you’ll start to notice effects almost immediately with as little as 500mg of choline. You can also eat more eggs or take phosphatidylcholine supplements and see an improvement.

The Holistic Approach: Natural Supplements That Support Your Brain Health

Choline + Piracetam

This combination helps you focus, and is one of the most available. You can read about stuff like this online and see what others are saying about it. Supplementing with choline alone is powerful. But, combining it with piracetam can help treat neuro-degenerative diseases like dementia, Alzheimer’s and similar illnesses in the elderly. Imagine what it will do for a young, healthy, brain.

Piracetam works by increasing acetylcholine uptake and utilization. It does this in specific regions of your brain that are responsible for memory formation.

Bacopa Monnieri

This supplement is a lot like huperzine A. It improves acetylcholine release. This, in turn, enhances your memory. The traditional Ayurvedic herb also reduces stress on dopaminergic systems.

The Holistic Approach: Natural Supplements That Support Your Brain Health

About the Author

Eleanor Baker has been interested in natural and holistic medicine for many years now. A spiritual woman who likes to meditate and do yoga each morning, Eleanor writes articles based upon holistic health topics when the mood strikes her.


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