The brain is the most complex part of the human body and it’s working constantly! The Doctors are joined by Research neuroscientist and author, Dr. Nicole Avena, to help answer your questions about how to support brain health.
JP asks, "I’m almost 30 and my focus has been mostly on looking good and staying in shape. Is it too early for me to start thinking about my brain?"
Dr. Avena, who is also a Neuriva Spokesperson, says that it’s never too early or too late to think about brain health. She explains whether someone is in their 20's, 30's, 40's or 50's they can support their brain performance at any age.
Tatiana asks, "In my early 30's, I worked a job that required long hours and late nights. I was hardly home and my meals were mostly on the go. Now I’m 36, in charge of my own non-profit organization bringing art to kids, and I’m determined to do better. I’d like to start from the top and work my way down. What tips do you have for brain health?"
Dr. Judy Ho says, "A healthy lifestyle has a profound impact on brain health and getting quality sleep is a good place to start. Sleep and relaxation enhance mood, provide energy and sharpen the brain." Dr. Andrew Ordon also notes a healthy balanced diet also plays a role, sharing, "Research shows that a diet rich in fish, whole grains, green leafy vegetables, olives, and nuts can help contribute to brain health."
Chante tells us, "I’m 41 with a lot going on! I’m an accountant, a dad and we are currently looking for our first home to purchase. All this requires a sharp brain. What types of things can I do to support my brain performance?"
Dr. Judy offers up a tip, saying, "Try to find time to also stay active. That’s important because exercise improves blood flow and stimulates chemical changes in the brain that can enhance learning, mood, and thinking." Dr. Ordon adds, "You can also give your brain a 'mental' workout to improve function and promote new brain cell growth by reading often, doing puzzles, drawing, and even playing an instrument. There are also cognitive apps available for smartphones."
Blanca asks, "I’m a working mom and my daughter is 6 years old. She’s in school, takes gymnastics, drawing lessons and is learning Spanish. I’m always being pulled in different directions. I take vitamins. Is there anything similar for the brain?"
Dr. Avena says you can help support your overall brain health by taking a dietary supplement and suggests Neuriva, a new brain health supplement dedicated to helping brains perform their best at every stage of life. She says that Neuriva Plus helps fuel 6 indicators of brain performance: focus, memory, learning, concentration, accuracy and reasoning. She notes it contains two natural, clinically proven ingredients, Coffee Cherry Extract and plant sourced Phosphatidylserine (PS), plus B-vitamins. These ingredients are significant because whole coffee extract is a NeuroFactor that supports brain performance. Also, it increases brain-derived neurotropic factor levels (BDNF) and PS supports memory and learning.
The Neuriva Brain Gym app (available for Apple and Android with a subscription or free with purchase) and web service also offers scientifically tuned exercises to help assess, train, and monitor your progress.
The Doctors remind viewers to speak with their doctor before taking any supplements.
*Sponsored by Neuriva Brain Performance