Back to School Brain Food: 3 Key Nutrients
Summer break is just about over and you have been consumed with textbook purchases, new class schedules, and keeping up with everyone’s new extracurriculars. It’s a lot, not to mention, you still have your own full time job. Your brain may still be on summer break, but we have the key nutrients for your mental preparedness this semester!
Choline is an essential nutrient that aids in brain development and energy support. Acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter in the brain, acts as a communicator to muscles, aiding in physical processes. Not only that, acetylcholine is also known for its alertness and retention properties. Life Priority’s Mind was developed with choline and vitamin B-5 in order to help increase the brain’s production of acetylcholine. Many studies show the link between choline supplementation and cognitive functioning like memory and concentration. As your routine changes over these next weeks, add a choline supplement like Mind to your regimen so you don’t miss a beat!
L-phenylalanine is an essential amino acid that helps the brain produce the neurotransmitter, noradrenaline. When levels of noradrenaline are low, people will experience mental fatigue and hindered concentration. Whether you knew it or not, the caffeine in coffee counteracts these effects and that is why we feel the pick-me-up. Where coffee lacks though, is in the production of noradrenaline. Lucky for us Lift contains both, L-phenylalanine and caffeine. The L-phenylalanine produces the noradrenaline while the caffeine quickly releases the noradrenaline, inducing concentration and an attentive state, perfect for getting back into the swing of school.
- Omega-3 Fatty Acids
An important component only found in omega-3s makes up our brain tissue. Because of this function, omega-3 fatty acids also promote neurotransmitter signaling by increasing the number of synapses in our brain. These increased physiological functions manifest cognitively with enhanced memory and improved mood. Omega-3 fatty acids are found in a very limited amount of foods, and even then, we would have to overeat to consume proper amounts. With this nutrient, supplementation is key and Life Priority has the answer in Omega-3 Priority. Keep your mind sharp and your outlook on life positive as you face the difficult transition time of going back to school.
Having these three nutrients in your corner as a busy parent or college student will keep you sharp and ready for whatever the semester throws at you.