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Nutrients for Brain Health

There are so many nutrients that you need for overall health. Vitamins, minerals, probiotics, and essential fats, just to name a few.

But which ones are the most important for your brain?

Which nutrients can help with brain development of infants, improve moods, and reduce risk of dementias like Alzheimer’s?

Yes, of course you need an array of nutrients! But, there are five real brain health “winners” here.

Let’s go over the brain boosting benefits of omega-3s, vitamin D, B vitamins, magnesium, and probiotics.

OMEGA-3s

Omega-3s are a type of essential fat. They are arguably the most important nutrients for brain health.

VITAMIN D

Vitamin D is another vitally important brain nutrient.

B VITAMINS

There are several essential B vitamins (B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9, B12), and they’re particularly important for brain health. In fact, B vitamin deficiency is a leading cause of neurological impairment and disability throughout the world!

MAGNESIUM

Magnesium is an essential mineral used by the body for over 600 functions. Functions like: energy production, nerve function, and blood pressure.

PROBIOTICS

You may have heard new research about the gut-brain connection, and this has great potential to help us use foods and supplements for optimal brain health.

SUMMARY

Overall, there are several key nutrients for optimal brain health. They are omega-3s, vitamin D, B-vitamins, magnesium, and probiotics.

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