We need to supplement our diets to ensure we close the nutrient gap in our lives and perform at the maximum potential for more focus, energy and drive. Here are some top supplements to help reboot your body and brain.
When you are severely depleted from this vitamin, you can experience mild to severe symptoms that include brain fog, fatigue, lethargy, anxiety, stress and depression, all of which will severely impede your ability to remain focused. Studies have also shown Vitamin D deficiency leads to low testosterone levels.
Magnesium plays a critical role in countless biochemical processes, including optimizing mitochondrial function and the creation of ATP, regulation of blood sugar and the activation of muscles and nerves. Magnesium is crucial for the absorption of sodium, calcium, phosphorus, potassium and Vitamin D, the latter of which cannot be metabolized without it.
This amino acid has been studied by the military in extreme scenarios. One study found it assisted in memory in high-stress environments. And as we know, stress can impair our reasoning, memory and attention. Two reviews also concluded that it can help with reversing mental decline and improve cognition, as well as assisting those who’ve lost a night of sleep.
This amino acid has been used for improving brain health, anxiety and attention for thousands of years promoting relaxation by alpha brain waves without sedation, and it enhances attention within 30 minutes of consumption. Studies have shown that L-Theanine amplifies the positive effects of caffeine while mitigating the negative ones. One of the top benefits of supplementing with tablets or consuming via tea includes is anxiety reduction.
Iodine is an essential mineral that your thyroid glands use to make thyroid hormones, which help control growth, repair damaged cells and support a healthy metabolism. Up to a third of people worldwide are at risk of iodine deficiency. Iodine enhances immune function and helps prevent brain damage.
Vitamin B12 deficiencies are related to a whole host of symptoms, including mood disorders, low energy/fatigue, sexual problems/infertility, iirritability, memory loss and even Alzheimer’s, dementia, cancer and learning disorders. This can be assessed via a simple blood test.
Zinc is an essential trace element and is required in small amounts daily to aid in maintaining health and to perform vital functions. It helps in a myriad of ways, including hormone production, growth and repair and improved immunity and digestion. It also acts as an anti-inflammatory agent. Zinc deficiency can result in symptoms of depression, ADHD, difficulties with learning and memory, seizures aggression and, yes, even violence. Zinc has been found to be low in the serum of those suffering from depression. The more depressed a person is, the lower their zinc level will be.
There are many more proven steps I share on my 90-day mission that helped me overcome my depression and anxiety. These biohacking tips can help you take your business and life to peak performance once you take the first step to become unstoppable. Before supplementing, be sure to have a full blood panel done to identify the areas you may be nutritionally deficient in and consult with your doctor prior to taking.