The 5 Best Vitamins To Develop Your Mental Abilities

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The 5 Best Vitamins To Develop Your Mental Abilities

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Section 1: What is needed for mental health?

There are so many ways in which the human body functions well. A healthy diet, a routine exercise routine, sufficient sleep and balanced mental well-being — these are the staples for optimal human functioning. There are over 60 other vitamins and minerals which you can consume to compliment your diet and lifestyle to promote your mental health.

  1. Vitamin D

Every cell in your body requires Vitamin D. D is involved in activating the nerve endings. Without Vitamin D, the brain can be sluggish.

Due to the amount of time we spend indoors, vitamin D deficiency has been on the rise. The good news is that you can increase your D levels by consuming more dark green leafy vegetables. Vitamin D is a building block for calcium.

Vitamin B-12

Can a vitamin make you better at your job?

Vitamin B-12 may be able to do just that, but it takes a bit of work.

Though vitamin B-12 is sometimes viewed as a dietary supplement, the red-hot research on its benefits as a mental health supplement is gaining ground. Recent studies suggest that B-12 supplementation could help people with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression, ADHD, autism, and Alzheimer’s disease (though it may not prevent the mental disease). Some studies have even suggested that, at high doses, B-12 may help improve brain connectivity. The most recent review of evidence on vitamin B-12 supplementation for cognition and mood disorders, published in 2016, concluded that there was convincing evidence for B-12’s potential benefits.

Vitamin D

100% Natural Vitamin D

  1. Valerian

Valerian is a natural antidepressant that enhances mental faculties and ability to solve problems.

The Russian herbalist and healer Artemisia annua was reportedly given to soldiers during World War II. The German soldiers suffered from a short-term degeneration of mental abilities and mind due to malnutrition.

They received the herb from the locals near the battlefield. The German soldiers reportedly revived their mind and mentally abilities by consuming Artemisia annua.

Currently, Valerian is popular as a pick-me-up supplement for all age groups and conditions. It improves mental faculties and acts as a mood booster.

  1. Vitamin B

Researchers suggest that vitamin B3 (niacin) is the essential source for neural connections and mental performance.

Omega-3 Fatty Acids

This is probably one of the most vital vitamins for mental clarity. To get the most out of mental acuity, your mind and your body need to be in balance. Your body needs a certain amount of Omega-3 fatty acids in order for your brain to stay in top shape.

Having too many Omega-6 fatty acids can lead to inflammation, which might also reduce mental clarity and concentration. On the other hand, too much Omega-3 fatty acids can cause your mind to shut down. Luckily, the best Omega-3 fatty acids for mental clarity exist in salmon, mackerel, flaxseed, walnuts and tuna.

Magnesium

You might think that having too much magnesium would impair your mental function. In reality, though, getting too much magnesium can have the opposite effect.

Folic Acid (Folate)

  1. B vitamins

Folic acid (Folate) is the supplement to take if you’re pregnant and a week after your baby’s born. You’ll still need to take folic acid during breastfeeding, if that’s the route you choose to go down, as you’ll soon need to boost your supply of your baby’s food. But you’ll have to start taking some form of Folic acid supplementation anyway, as too much Folate can damage your baby’s DNA, but you can’t get enough naturally through your diet.

Iron

Though they’re not even in the top five, I have to say that vitamins D and zinc actually give mental abilities to almost every type of person on the planet, but to show you how, let’s look at some stats.

According to a study done by the Journal of Experimental Psychology, conducted on 175 participants, the study that focused on a new vitamin called D, showed a significant improvement in intelligence. This improvement also correlated with a decrease in depression, as well as better brain control in young adults with attention disorders.

The human brain, being the primary factor in how the body functions, needs D to be healthy. Researchers used D to overcome a class of adult attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Conclusion

If you're into the scientific stuff, then you probably already know that mental abilities like concentration and attention play a huge role in improving your performance in school and at work. Research has shown that being mentally agile can increase your productivity, your agility and your capacity to focus.

A lot of people make the mistake of cutting out the only vitamins that can actually improve your ability to focus and pay attention. Unfortunately, though, not everyone is born with an innate ability to concentrate or be attentive. While most people do not get the attention span that it takes to perform consistently at top level, the rest of us need some vitamins in our diet that can help improve our focus.

5 of the Best Vitamins To Improve Your Mental Abilities

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