Dr. Myers favorite brain boosting and nervous system supplements
First and Foremost, you need to be using a quality fish oil product. There is boatloads of research that exist on the brain health benefits of Omega 3 Fatty Acids. The DHA in fish oil specifically helps the brain and nervous system.
These are some of my favorite products for Brain Health
Lion’s Mane(mushroom) research is coming in fast and furious on the benefits of medicinal mushrooms, especially Lion's Mane and it's brain regeneration and memory enhancing benefits along with improving concentraction. It also can increase neuroplasticity (basically your brain makes new connections) a big deal as we age since the loss of neural connections is one of the reasons are brain's age and increases your chances of brain related diseases.
I personally drink it as a tea and two companies I really like are Four Sigmatic or Primal Herb.
Bacopa Extract for boosting memory and focus, and some good research on ADD and ADHD with this supplement. Also, you need to use this product for about a month to really start to notice the benefits.
Holy Basil an adaptagenic herb for balancing neurotransmitter health and focus along with memory when under a great deal of stress
Huperzine-A Prevents the breakdown of acetylcholine (the neurotransmitter of learning) which then increases the production of acetylcholine.
Phosphatidyleserine (PS) Improves brain function and nerve transmission, along with reducing cortisol (stress hormone). Improves cognition and age related memory decline.
The next few are not only great for focus, concentration, and drive but also terrific prior to a hard workout or a competition.
Alpha GPC boosts Choline which improves learning, focus, and drive as well as improving strength and explosiveness
Acetyl L Carnitine improves focus and drive may help raise dopamine (hormone for drive)
N-Acetyl Thyrosine incereases dopamine which is important for drive and strength and focus as well as noradrenaline.
Some of the companies I really like for brain boosting supplements and the companies we carry at Myers Chiropractic are:
Designs for Health
One product that has ALL of those products in it is Brain Restore Powder by Nutridyn
Lastly, but certainly not least, and one of my favorite brain products is Magnesium Theronate, especially if dementia or Alzheimer's is in your family. It is a form of magnesium that crosses the blood brain barrier and enhances memory and concentration and prevents age related memory decline.
If you are looking for more information on these supplements check out www.examine.com. It’s my go to resource for unbiased researched based reviews on all things vitamins and supplements and where I got much of this information above.