The 3 Causes impossible to Completely Avoid
- The standard american diet. Carbs, sugar, and processed fats. Processed foods filled with preservatives.
- Stress and it’s especially tied to brain disorders such as memory loss and depression. We all know stress is bad, but this new neurological inflammation research shows it could be doing much more damage than we ever thought. It could be causing long term damage to your brain.
- Toxins in the environment. From pesticides on plants, to pollution in the air, to steroids and antibiotics in animals and BPA in plastics, unless you live in a bubble, it is impossible to avoid the toxins that cause long term neurological damage.
And that leads to a CRITICAL point…neurological inflammation is not your fault. In the modern world, it is impossible to completely avoid brain inflaming industrialized foods, high stress, and environmental toxins. Anything you can do to minimize your exposure to these causes is great, but as you may have experienced already… doing everything “right” still doesn’t seem to be enough to see and feel results you want and deserve.
However, the key that will hopefully give you a tremendous amount of hope is that the final cause of Neurological Inflammation IS totally in your control… and if handled correctly, and even help to reverse the harm caused by the other 3 causes!
The 4th Cause You CAN Control: Low Levels of Crucial Brain Boosting Nutrients
A deficiency of brain boosting nutrients is one of the causes of neurological inflammation that has gone unnoticed until recently. Researchers have discovered, however, that there are four nutrients of which, for various reasons, most people are deficient. Such deficiencies can cause cognitive impairment, mood disorders, brain fog, weight gain and much more.
Here are the four nutrients essential for optimal brain health, and why you may not be getting enough of them.
Folate, also called folic acid or vitamin B9, is needed to make DNA, and it is essential for cell generation. Folate is also necessary for proper fetal development. Your body doesn’t make folate, so you must get it from your diet.
However, folate must be converted into 5-MTHF before your body can use it, and you need the enzyme MTHFR to do this. Researchers discovered that many people do not produce an adequate or effective amount of MTHFR, which means a lot of us have low levels of folate. Even those who do have enough MTHFR may not be getting enough of this brain-boosting nutrient because the folate content of food is rapidly lost during processing.
It seems certain that most people, then, are running low on folate, which could be causing a bunch of problems that many people think are just a normal part of the aging process. Research has shown that brain fog, forgetfulness, and mood disorders may be caused by a folate deficiency, which, have always been considered to be common symptoms of aging.
The body produces citicoline from choline, and it is another nutrient of which many people have dangerously low levels. Citicoline is important for proper neurotransmitter function and enhances cognition. It supports the health of mitochondria, the energy-producing part of the cells in your brain.
Citicoline has been proven to help reduce the death of brain cells, improve memory, and strengthen cognitive skills.
Research has found that taking folate and citicoline together supercharges their brain-boosting effect.
CoQ10 is one of the best nutrients to reduce neurological inflammation. It is often referred to as the “universal antioxidant,” and it helps produce energy in every cell in your body, particularly those in your heart and your brain.
It is also a nutrient in which many people are deficient. A deficiency of CoQ10 can lead to heart disease, fibromyalgia, neurological disorders and more.
CoQ10 supplementation can protect the heart and brain, improve cholesterol levels, and lower systolic blood pressure. However, you must be careful in the type of CoQ10 you purchase. For the best brain-boosting results, choose a brand that is strongly bioavailable with guaranteed absorption and 24-hour timed release.
L-carnitine is an amino acid that moves fatty acids into the mitochondria, where they can be burned as fuel. Besides reducing brain inflammation, L-carnitine has been shown to increase fat burning, decrease fatigue, and improve cognition.
Research has discovered that combining the right amount of CoQ10 with carnitine supercharges the brain-boosting effects of both. (Carnitine puts fuel in the cells, and CoQ10 ignites it to create energy.)
Because carnitine is found only in small amounts in certain foods, such as beef, it’s not surprising that many people are also deficient in this nutrient.