Do you want to go Limitless? As in that movie starring Bradley Cooper and Robert de Niro where Cooper used a fictional drug called NZT to gain amazing brain power?
Of course you do, who wouldn’t want to be intelligent. While we are far away from having NZT in the market there are a few things you can do to boost your brain’s very own potential.
Check these naturally existing brain drugs to boost your mental power:
B9 (Folic Acid)
Folic acid is critical to the control of homocysteine in the blood. At high elevated levels, homocysteine is harmful to our brain cells. By taking folic acid as a nutrient to our body, homocysteine levels in the blood is maintained while also preventing its harm to our brain’s cells. Moreover, people who include a good portion of folic acid in their diet have an improved short-term memory and alertness. Good sources of folic acid include green leafy vegetables and legumes.
Maintaining the health of our body’s nerve cells is not possible without cobalamin in our body system. In similar fashion to an electric wire, our nerves conduct brain electrical impulses through it as a signal to the brain. Cobalamin ensures that the padding of such an electric pathway is maintained and thus not causes mental problems otherwise. People who have an adequate supply of cobalamin in their diet are said to have improved depressive moods and are more mentally alert. Cobalamin is also known to prevent memory loss and is a useful tool for an enhanced brain power.
Free radicals, as a result of a byproduct of oxygen, are harmful to our body. Premature aging and some known diseases are even attributed to it, inducing harms on our brain’s cells. But while it is as a result of a natural process, it does not necessarily mean that it cannot be maintained. Vitamin C, as an antioxidant is one such remedy to existing free radicals in our bodies’ system. With an adequate amount of vitamin C in our body, free radicals are minimized, if not eliminated.
Vitamin E is another antioxidant capable of protecting the brain from potential damage as brought about by the existence of free radicals in the system. In addition to, vitamin E as part of the diet is said to delay the progress of Alzheimer’s disease, if not mitigate it altogether. Found in leafy green vegetables, nuts, grains, and sweet potatoes, vitamin E is also applicable as a food supplement.