What Is A Simple Habit To Boost Brain Function Every Day?

It seems there is an ongoing debate on whether taking a daily multivitamin is beneficial for your health or unnecessary. Finding the real answer to this question would take hours of research, reading articles and studies and determining their validity. Don’t worry, we’ve done the work for you. The answer is that a daily multivitamin is beneficial to your health.

Reality Check

Not only are you most likely not getting the proper nutrients from your diet to fill your vitamin and mineral void, but your body needs replenishment of those vitamins and minerals every single day, especially when it comes to aiding your body’s immune system. So think about it, do you eat the perfect foods to contribute the ideal amounts of essential vitamins and minerals to your body? Do you do that every single day? Do you even want to have to do the math to figure that out? Do you ever get busy and maybe, possibly, skip a meal? Or worse, cheat on your perfect, brain-healthy diet?

Though many skeptics will tell you that you can get all the nutrients you need from your diet, the truth is that just isn’t happening in our society. According to the data from the 2001-2008 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) over 40 percent of adults have inadequate intakes of vitamins and minerals that are found in high-quality multivitamins. This large portion of adults was deficient in Vitamin A, C, D, E, and Magnesium. Additionally, a recent study published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition determined that multivitamin supplements contributed to adult Americans having sufficient levels of nutrients in their bodies without exceeding tolerated limits.

The scary fact is that these vitamins and minerals, of which nearly half adult Americans do not have enough, are what help the body fend off diseases. Here is the function of each of those nutrients in the body.

Vitamin A: An essential nutrient with roles in supporting the immune system and brain development. This powerhouse vitamin is crucial for the intestinal tract, the eyes and vision, lungs, healthy fetal development and a strong immune system.

Vitamin C: Well known as a potent antioxidant that protects the body against “free radicals” and other toxins, helps the body conserve other antioxidants, and is fundamental to strong immunity. But it is also an essential cofactor for enzymes that make neurotransmitters, conduct detoxification and synthesize collagen for the gums, joints and other connective tissues of the body.

Vitamin D: Aids in nutrition, weight, skin, heart, memory, immune system, and sadness or mood issues. Vitamin D is an essential vitamin for brain health, mood, memory, and skin.

Vitamin E: This is the primary antioxidant protector for cell membranes – where our most dynamic enzyme assemblies are located. This supplement provides the full spectrum of alpha-, beta-, gamma- and delta-tocopherol vitamin E’s present in a healthy diet.

Magnesium: For craving, willpower, weight, focus, and energy. It has been shown to be helpful in calming anxious thoughts and balancing the brain’s pleasure centers, helping in reducing cravings.  A deficiency can lead to irritability and nervousness. Supplementing the body can help with mood and muscle weakness.

We live in a time where we are picking up meals on the go, skipping meals, have chronic stressors in our lives, and are even being negatively affected by the pollution in the air. This is where multivitamins, like BrainMD’s NeuroVite Plus, can help.