Choosing the Right Brain Supplements
Every now and then, people experience memory lapses or problems concentrating. This is often because of such factors as hectic schedules, lifestyle, aging, and so on and so forth. Fortunately, there’s a lot of things you can do to improve your memory and focus.
there are a lot of brain supplements available today, though not all of them are the same. The following are tips that that help you make wise choices:
See your doctor.
This is very important, especially if you’re already taking certain medications for certain diseases or medical conditions. Your doctor will tell you whether taking brain supplements is going to be safe for you. In addition, you can ask for recommendations on the best supplements to take.
Don’t believe claims unless backed by proof.
When reading labels claiming the products enhance memory and IQ, make sure all claims are backed by proof. How? Visit their official website in search of information regarding clinical trials. If you don’t find any, move on to the next product.
Know what ingredients are included.
Unfortunately, majority of manufacturers do not list down their products’ ingredients on the labels, which is just unacceptable. As a consumer, you have to know what exactly you’re taking. Pretty simple.
These are the most typical ingredients you’ll find in brain supplements:
> Acetyl-l-Carnitine – an amino acid that enhances focus, mental clarity and alertness, as well as controls mood
> Choline or Alpha GPC – an essential nutrient that plays a role in preventing neurological disorders
Omega 3 fatty acids – promotes general health and well-being.
> Huperzine A – sourced from club moss, a traditional Chinese plant long used for improving memory
Vitamin E – combats Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and other brain problems
Vitamin B12 – prevents age-related brain volume loss
Asian ginseng – another memory and concentration-boosting ingredient coming from traditional Chinese medicine
> Bacopa monieri – an herb used in Ayuervedic medicine for over three centuries to improve memory, learning and concentration
Other ingredients commonly found in brain supplements are resveratrol, Gingko biloba, Vitamin C, vinpocetine and curcumin,.
Scan online reviews.
It’s always smart to know about others’ experiences with a certain product before buying it. This is to avoid not just wasting money but putting your health in peril with potentially unsafe products. Very importantly, look for comments regarding money-back guarantee. You’ll probably get 60 to 90 days, which is usually good enough. But note that some consumers are actually complaining about not getting their money back at all. When you check out a specific product, watch out for such type of comments. A bit of diligence can go a long way in avoiding problems later on.
With the great volume of products in the market, you also have great freedom in terms of choice. But it can lead to confusion and bad decisions too. Be wise.
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