Most of us have had that feeling sometimes when we feel like we can’t think. It almost feels like your brain doesn’t want to work right. Caffeine can help put your brain back in focus, but after it wears off, your right back where you were. Here are some natural ways to help with focus and cognitive brain function.
Fish Oil Supplements
Fish oil is rich in Omega-3 fatty acids. Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), both found in fish oil, have been linked to numerous health benefits.
DHA is vital to maintaining the structure of your brain and makes up 90% of the Omega-3 fat found in brain cells.
EPA is an anti-inflammatory that may help protect the brain from aging and oxidation.
The Omega-3 in fish oil has been linked to improved brain function, improved memory, and improved mood.
You can take fish oil supplements or eat fatty fish 2- 3 times a week.
Ginkgo biloba comes from the maidenhair tree that grows in China. It has been used in Chinese medicine for centuries. Ginkgo is taken in supplement form and is an extract made from the leaves of the maidenhair tree. It has been linked to many benefits including:
- Antioxidants for your skin and body
- Anti-inflammatory benefits
- Heart Health
Studies suggest that Gingko Biloba may enhance brain function and improve memory and concentration.
Blueberries and other purple and red skin fruit such as grapes, blackberries and raspberries contain an antioxidant called resveratrol. It can also be found in red wine, peanuts, and chocolate (don’t go overboard!).
It has been suggested in studies that resveratrol can help with better memory function and improve the decline in brain function as you age.
You can get more resveratrol by incorporating the right fruits into your diet or you can take a supplement if you have food allergies or sensitivities.
If you are trying to improve your cognitive function or focus, eating the right brain foods or taking a natural supplement may help. Before taking any supplements, make sure you talk to your doctor.