What causes brain fog? Experts say it can be the result of several conditions including poor diet, chronic fatigue syndrome, depression, and insomnia. Brains also lose sharpness as they age. Fortunately, brain fog doesn’t have to be permanent. “Brain fog routinely resolves with treatment,” says Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum. Below are four nutritional supplements that can break through the fog and help sharpen your brain.
Omega-3 fatty acids. Older adults who took fish oil suffered significantly less cognitive decline and brain shrinkage. A study published in the FASEB Journal found that fish oil reduced brain inflammation and the buildup of amyloid plaque, a hallmark of Alzheimer’s Disease.
Gingko biloba. In a six-month study, it improved the brain’s speed in making connections by 68 percent in a group of healthy older adults. “The results were impressive.”
Acetyl-L–carnitine. ALC can cross the blood-brain barrier where it helps produce brain chemicals, keeps mitochondria from deteriorating, and helps regenerate neurons.
Rosemary. Sniffing rosemary raised blood levels of 1,8-cineole, a chemical found in rosemary that boosts learning skills and mood and study participants scored on tests in both speed and accuracy.