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Brain Boosting Supplements: Bye or Buy?

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By Apollo 24|7, Published on- 27 December 2022, Updated on - 08 September 2023

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You've probably seen advertisements on social media for a breakthrough brain-boosting supplement that can improve your memory and cognitive performance. According to experts, such supplements frequently marketed on websites and social media platforms are not FDA-approved.

Plus, they have not been shown to be safe or effective for treating the illnesses and medical conditions they purport to treat. These products could be harmful and ineffective, and they might discourage someone from getting the right diagnosis and care.

Let’s dive into some natural ways of boosting brain health.

How To Improve Your Brain Health Naturally?

Say ‘no’ to brain-boosting supplements! If you are in fact in dire need of boosting your brain health, then toss those brain supplements and try these instead. We understand that a long cut is difficult, but at least it’s better than a claimless shortcut, don’t you agree?


Simply eating a diet rich in nuts, fruits, and vegetables, as well as a few non-vegetarian items, will help you improve your brain health. However, be certain that they include the following nutrients:

1. Omega-3 Fatty Acids

  • Purpose:  Builds your brain cells and protects them with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant capabilities.
  • Try: Cold-water fish (salmon, tuna, and sardines), nuts (Almond and walnuts), seeds (flaxseed and chia seeds), and healthy oils (Flaxseed oil)

🧠Did You Know?

For children's brain growth to be improved, experts advise one to two fatty fish dinners per week.

2. Vitamin D

  • Purpose:  Boosts neurodevelopment (intelligence, social skills, memory, reading ability, focus skills).
  • Try: Fish liver, mushrooms, and fortified products (milk and cereals)

3. Choline

  • Purpose:  Boosts basic brain functions (memory and mood)
  • Try: Turkey liver, egg yolks, and chicken

4. Flavonoids

  • Purpose:  Suppresses neuroinflammation, promotes memory and learning, and cognitive function.
  • Try: Green tea and dark chocolate

🧠Did You Know?

The mental processes that enable us to receive, pick, store, change, create, and recover information are known as cognitive functions.

5. Iron

  • Purpose: Transports oxygen to the brain and synthesises DNA
  • Try: Red meat, poultry, beans, spinach, and peas

6. Vitamin E

  • Purpose: Boost cognitive performance and delays Alzheimer's disease (ALD)
  • Try: Avocado, peanuts, olives, and wheat germ

Physical Exercise 

  • Purpose: Exercise improves memory and thinking, increases the release of brain chemicals, encourages the formation of new blood vessels, and aids in the survival of new brain cells.
  • Try: Yoga and regular endurance exercise (swimming, biking, brisk walking, and running or jogging)

🧠 Did You Know?

Your brain does not fully develop until the age of 25.

Brain Training Games (BTG)

  • Purpose: Brain training games have a significant role in enhancing cognitive processes such as attention, visuomotor coordination, memory, and others. In one study, BTG was found to improve cognitive abilities in young adults. However, researchers need more time to investigate long-term impacts in older persons.
  • Try: Sudoku, crosswords, wordle, and luminosity


  • Purpose: Sleep is essential for many brain functions, including how nerve cells (neurons) communicate with one another. It eliminates poisons in your brain that accumulate while you are awake.
  • Try: Avoid all types of electronics, and large meals before hitting the hay

Find out how to achieve the perfect 8 hours of sleep here.

These are some of the tips to assist you to boost your brain performance. Most importantly, restrict your alcohol intake, and if you smoke cigarettes, try going to 'Residential Smoking Therapy' as these two may seem innocuous, but affects your brain function too!

🧠 Did You Know?

  • Drinking alcohol for a long period of time alters the neurons' structure and reduces their size, which impairs people's memory and daily functioning.
  • Smokers have a smaller cerebral cortex than non-smokers, which is essential for thinking abilities like memory and learning!

Do you want to learn more or get more advice? Contact one of our neurologists today!

Final Note

Because your brain is the master of your body, you must prioritise its care. Avoid brain-boosting supplements since they are all about marketing. Simply follow these basic brain health development suggestions to see how they can aid you. Say ‘bye’ to supplements, and say ‘hi’ to lifestyle changes.



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Medically Reviewed by Dr. Dhanunjay Reddy B

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