Food for Thought-Nutrition for Your Brain

August signals the beginning of fall and another school year.  As kids, we were excited to see friends after our summer vacations but, most importantly, we knew it was a fresh start to learn new information, and we had to make our “grades”.

We can all improve our ability to remember things more easily and improve our cognitive functions through simple lifestyle changes such as incorporating memory exercises, healthy eating, physical fitness and stress reduction in our lives.

In your brain are ten billion neurons (brain cells). Between each and every neuron are neurotransmitters. Everything that happens in the brain…every memory, thought, emotion, innovation, every “wow, that’s great!”…is a result of the release of neurotransmitters. Neurotransmitters are natural substances made by nerve cells in your brain that transmit messages from one nerve cell to another.

Our bodies make them from our food or we can get them from dietary supplements. It is estimated that a high percentage of Americans have less than optimal levels of neurotransmitters. That’s why many have “brain fade” because our brains are not making enough neurotransmitters.

Life Priority is proud to offer 3 specific nutritional formulas, LIFT, LIFT CAPS, and MIND that provide the right nutrients (in the right amounts) that allow the brain to make and release more neurotransmitters.

The three most important neurotransmitters that support brain function and help students and athletes are:

  • Noradrenaline is an excitatory neurotransmitter and is nature’s “natural speed”.  It is your “get up and go” juice.  This is what you want working for you in the classroom, on the sports field, or when you head off to work in the morning.
  • Dopamine can help with focus issues such as not remembering where we put our keys, forgetting what a paragraph said when we just read it or simply daydreaming and not being able to stay on task.  Dopamine is responsible for our drive or desire to get things done–our motivation. Dopamine is made from phenylalanine, so when you take phenylalanine, plus other nutrient cofactors, you able to make more dopamine.
  • Acetylcholine is the neurotransmitter that helps you with memory and organization–the way you order things in your mind. It’s also involved in focus and concentration. Your body manufacturers acetylcholine from the essential nutrients choline and vitamin B5.

The ability to think more clearly and effectively and the drive to succeed are all tied directly to your brain’s ability to create adequate neurotransmitters.  If you provide your body (and brain) with the proper nutrients to make neurotransmitters, it could be the determining factor in your level of persistence and even your success or failure.

Greg Pryor    800-787-5438

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