Sluggish, demotivated or just a bit off? It’s possible your brain is depleted of the vital nutrients it needs to run at optimum condition. Here’s five supplemental/nutritional tips to get your nervous system running like a well-oiled machine again!
1. Acetyl-L Carnitine
The acetylated form of carnitine is the only form to cross the blood brain barrier, and is extremely effective in assisting energy production for increased brain function.
2. GPC (Glycerophosphocholine)
Commonly available as Alpha-GPC, Glycerophosphocholine is a naturally occurring chemical shown to drastically improve cognition, mood elevation and attention span. Its benefits have been unanimously highlighted in many independent, scientific trials.
3. PS (Phosphatidyl Serine)
Like GPC, Phosphatidyl Serine has been shown to help individuals cope better with emotional and mental stress, as well as drastically improve memory.
Another common brain booster, Taurine is an amino acid that helps to reduce anxiety and stress, allowing you to make better decisions. Furthermore, if you have difficulty night and especially if you supplement with large amounts BCAAs during workouts, it’s more than likely taurine can help solve that problem.
5. The First ‘Protein Hit’ is critical
By ensuring that protein is the first food/drink that enters your mouth in the morning (after brushing your teeth of course), you increase the production of neuropeptide Y – a motivation chemical that keeps you more alert and enables you to make better food choices throughout the day.