Vitamins provide significant health benefits to ward off many of the evils. Vitamins helps in providing energy to aid in weight loss, helps in restoration and development of muscles, and even helps you during your binge drinking on the weekends.
Vitamins also play a pivotal role in development of brain functions, from young to the old. It helps in development of brain in kids and helps reduce decreased brain activity in the elderly. It also plays a crucial role in reducing the progress of Alzheimer’s disease.
Here are a few vitamins that you need to add to your daily routine and diet to help boost your brain and work as you intend.
1. Vitamin E
Vitamin E contains alpha tocopherol and gamma tocopherol and when you include vitamin E rich foods lime green leafy vegetables, corn oil and hazelnuts in your diet, you get the right amount of both. According to research conducted by Maryland Medical Center, these components help in preventing Alzheimer’s disease and even slows down its progression. Vitamin E is also considered essential for women within the first 1000 days of conception because of its benefits in aiding brain development.
2. Vitamin C
Vitamin C aids in producing neurotransmitters, a brain chemical which impacts concentration, focusing ability. Vitamin C also helps in improving IQ and other mental function. According to a research study conducted to determine the benefits of vitamin C, students were tested for vitamin C in their blood levels. The students with the highest blood levels of vitamin C performed better in memory tests compared to their counterparts. Vitamin C also supplements in the development of collagen, which keeps your arteries clean for proper blood flow to the brain.
3. Vitamin D
Although there aren’t many food item with the necessary requirement of Vitamin D, it plays a crucial factor in brain development. It is recommended for women to get enough vitamin D during pregnancy for the development of the infant’s brain. Vitamin D also plays a vital role throughout the course of a person’s life, helping in warding off cognitive decline and dementia.
4. B Vitamins
B vitamins play a crucial role in the production of neurotransmitters like serotonin, dopamine and GABA. Reduced levels of dopamine can lead to low energy and motivation. A study conducted at Oxford University noted that consumption of vitamins B6, B12 and folic acid together reduced brain atrophy and reduced brain shrinkage.
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