What over-the-counter (OTC) vitamin is good for brain health and focus?

Preston’s guide to vitamins for your brain! Many of these vitamins are also found in common food items: by adding these foods to your diet you might find yourself with a healthier brain. Which vitamin do you already include in your diet?

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Vitamin B-1 (Thiamin, 2-5mg)

Dietary sources:

Legumes, whole-grains, pork, beef, enriched cereals and breads.

Health benefits:

Helps nerves and brain communicate, and improves heart health.

Vitamin B-2 (Riboflavin, 50-100mg)

Dietary sources:

Milk, breads, fortified cereals, almonds, asparagus, dark meat chicken, and cooked beef.

Health benefits:

Prevents build-up of plaque in heart, aids in headache relief and energy production.

Vitamin B-9 (Folic acid, 400-1000mcg)

Dietary sources:

Dark green leafy vegetables, beans, lentils, asparagus, wheat germ, eggs, milk, yeast.

Health benefits:

Mood booster, prevents heart disease, and improves preservation of brain health.

Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin, 100-1000mcg)

Dietary sources:

Liver, meat, poultry, oysters, clams, dairy products.

Health benefits:

Mood booster and maintains nerve and blood health.

Vitamin D (D2=cholecalciferol, D3= Ergocalciferol, 5-15mcg for both)

Dietary sources:

Sunlight, milk, egg yolks, liver, sardines, salmon, tuna, cheese.

Health benefits:

Improves bone and teeth growth and maintains healthy nerves.

Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid, 500-2000mg)

Dietary sources:

Green and red peppers, broccoli, spinach, citric fruits, tomatoes, potatoes, strawberries.

Health benefits:

Improves immune health, acts as an anti-inflammatory, and improves blood pressure.

Omega-3 Fatty Acids (250-500mg)

Dietary sources:

Fish and flax seeds.

Health benefits:

Improves eye health, brain health, prevents heart disease, and reduces metabolic syndrome.

Magnesium (100-320mg)

Dietary sources:

Fruits, dark chocolate, beans, and nuts.

Health benefits:

Reduces insulin resistance, lowers blood pressure, aids in anti-inflammatory, helps with migraines.

Coenzyme Q10 (50-1200mg)

Dietary sources:

Meat, fatty fish, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage.

Health benefits:

Helps heart health, acts as a blood sugar regulator, helps prevent cancer, brain, and lung disease.

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