Vitamin B and Folic Acid’s Role in Strengthening Your Mind

Improve Your Memory

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If improving your memory and strengthening your mind is important to you (how could it not be?!), you’ll want to add a particular supplement to your daily routine.  A study conducted in Australia has unveiled that the consumption of Vitamin B and the supplements of folic acids have proven themselves to be very helpful in improving short-term and long-term memory.

Janine Walker, the lead author of the study, explained that the consumption of vitamin B “may have an important role in promoting healthy aging and mental well-being, as well as sustaining good cognitive functioning for longer on a community-wide scale“.

For the study, the researchers enrolled 700 people between the ages of 60 and 74. They then divided the participants of the study into two groups.

The first group was asked to have a dosage of vitamin B12 and folic acid ( 400 micrograms of folic acid and 100 micrograms of vitamin B12), while the other group was asked to have a placebo every day.   None of the participants in the study knew what was in the pill they were given.

After 12 months, memory tests were conducted, but there was no real difference between the two groups. However, after two years, the researchers again conducted tests and found that people taking vitamin pill had improved their results on memory tests.

The ones taking Vitamin B and Folic acid improved their mental efficiency.

If something as ridiculously simple as taking a Vitamin B and Folic Acid pill each day can benefit our brain, we’d be kind of foolish not to look into it, wouldn’t we?

Use this supplement in addition to the components of a healthy mental and physical lifestyle that we preach on a regular basis:

  • Eat a lot… and I mean a lot… of fruits and vegetables.  Remember that berries seem to act upon brains the way coffee acts upon Monday mornings!
  • Get plenty of Omega 3s. It’s said that fish is “brain food,” and it all comes down to the Omega 3s.
  • Get plenty of activity. DO NOT allow yourself to become inactive. Being a couch potato is just begging for physical and mental problems.
  • Deal with stress and anxiety issues immediately.
  • Get the right amount of rest.
  • Challenge yourself regularly. If your job doesn’t stimulate you, mentally, look for things outside of your 9-5 to challenge your mind.  You need a wide array of mental stimulation. Find ways to enhance your creativity, sharpen your problem solving skills, and challenge your memory and recollection.  If you want to stay sharp, work toward that end.

Make today the day you start paying as much attention to your mental fitness as you do your physical fitness. If you think about it, what’s the point of being physically fit and physically healthy if your mind is weak and your memories are fading?  Make certain that you’re a mental specimen as well as a physical specimen!

Make each moment count double,
~ Joi

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