Written by Isabella Boston.
The human brain is a complex organ and is the control center for the entire body; it controls memory, thought, touch, emotion, motor skills, hunger, breathing, vison, temperature and every process that regulates the body. It is undoubtedly the most valuable organ within us.
So, it’s no wonder that brain health is crucial to your overall health and well-being. Without it, you would not be able to communicate, problem solve, or make decisions.
SUPPLEMENTING YOUR DIET WITH ADAPTOGENS
Adaptogens are a wide family of plants and herb medicines that have been used all over the globe for centuries to promote overall optimal health. When used daily they increase the body’s ability to fight the damages of stress, support balance and homeostasis, and improve physiological function. They are used as teas, tinctures, and powders you can add to food, smoothies, and drinks. Although adaptogens are an excellent way to supplement your diet, it is also important to use the right one for your individual needs and biological makeup.
Brain Health and Brain Fog
The best adaptogen for supporting the brain and combatting brain fog is Lion’s mane. It has potent neuroprotective properties making it an excellent choice to enhance cognitive function and clear brain fog. A study found that people who supplemented their diet with Lion’s mane for 16 weeks displayed significantly higher cognitive function compared to those participants who did not.
A good way to use adaptogens to promote good brain health is to drink adaptogen coffee every day. Not only will you start the day with delicious coffee, but you will also enhance your overall health. Grateful Earth is the only coffee that offers both delicious taste and maximum health benefits (Please read my article on the Grateful Earth Founder and his mission). It has six powerful brain-healthy adaptogens:
1. Turmeric[i] ~ Lowers inflammation
2. Cinnamon[ii] ~ Provides antioxidants
5. L-Theanine[vii] ~ For focus and cognitive health
6. Black pepper[viii] ~ For brain function and turmeric absorption
Improve brain fog, enhance cognitive function, and treat your tastebuds to a delicious and delightful coffee.
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Isabella Boston is a multi-talented writer and the Founder of Bella’s Attic Studio. She has several years of experience in content writing, copywriting, and social media strategies. She is the author of the romantic and rare memoir, Passion of Flames. Isabella is currently working to spread awareness on the dangers and inhumanity of human sex trafficking. She has special interests in fashion and beauty, health and wellness, and natural healing as it pertains to the body, mind and soul. When Isabella is not writing, she enjoys playing the violin, learning new languages (currently Italian), and reading books of substance.
*The statements made in this article and website have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The products promoted are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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