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Three Ways to Improve Memory: Caffeine, Cocoa Powder & Alcohol Consumption

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

Memory, Cognition, Long-Term Memory

Surprising Ways to Improve Your Memory!

Caffeine

A research study published in Nature Neuroscience stated that among the health benefits of caffeine is that a 200mg dose after a learning session boosts long-term memory. Caffeine has been shown in many studies to enhance cognitive memory. However, until now, there have been very few studies to show its effects on long-term memory.

This study involved 160 participants between the ages of 18 and 30 years. Participants were given doses of 100-300mg of caffeine after their learning sessions. The 200mg group showed the greatest improvement in long-term memory.

Cocoa Powder

Researchers at Columbia University published a study in Nature Neuroscience showing that flavanols present in cocoa reversed age-related memory decline. Memory decline begins in early adulthood, but may not be noticed until the age of 50-60 years. Flavanols in cocoa have been linked to improvements in brain connections in the area of the brain responsible for memory. Participants in the study following a high-flavanol diet performed much better on memory tests than those following the low-flavanol criteria.

Dr. Small of the research team stated that “If a participant had the memory of a typical 60-year-old at the beginning of the study, after 3 months that person on average had the memory of a typical 30- or 40-year-old.”

Consumption of cocoa powder improves skin condition by increasing blood flow to subcutaneous tissues. It increases skin density and skin hydration, improving skin texture, and even gives skin photoprotection. Flavanols in cocoa also have favorable effects on blood pressure, platelet aggregation, thrombosis (blood clotting), inflammation, and the vascular system as a whole.

Alcohol Consumption

A collaborative study between the University of Texas Medical Branch, the University of Kentucky, and the University of Maryland shows that light alcohol consumption later in life is linked to having better memory and event recall. 660 participants without dementia or a history of alcohol abuse were evaluated in this study.

“Results showed that light and moderate alcohol consumption in older individuals is linked with higher episodic memory – the ability to recall memories of events – and larger volume in the hippocampus, a region of the brain important for episodic memory.”

About the Author: Stacy A. Pessoney is Wholesale Nutrition’s Chief Editor and Communications Research Director. She has a strong interest in helping people achieve greater brain and body health with the help of vitamins and supplements, with an emphasis on vitamin C powder in the form of buffered vitamin C. Wholesale Nutrition has provided the world with the best vitamin C and wholesale vitamins since 1970. Visit http://www.nutri.com to buy high-quality discount vitamins today!

Sources:

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0003986112000823

http://www.nature.com/neuro/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nn.3850.html
Nature Neuroscience (2014) doi:10.1038/nn.3850

http://www.nature.com/neuro/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nn.3850.html#references

http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/cocoas-flavanols-reverse-age-related-memory-decline

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/284331.php
Effects of Alcohol Consumption on Cognition and Regional Brain Volumes Among Older Adults, Brian Downer, et al., American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias, doi: 10.1177/1533317514549411, published 7 September 2014. UTMB news release, accessed 23 October 2014.

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/284400.php
Enhancing dentate gyrus function with dietary flavanols improves cognition in older adults, Scott Small, et al., Nature Neuroscience, published online 26 October 2014, abstract.
Columbia University Medical Center news release, accessed 24 October 2014 via Newswise.

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/270963.php
Post-study caffeine administration enhances memory consolidation in humans, doi:10.1038/nn.3623, Daniel Borota, Elizabeth Murray, Gizem Keceli, Allen Chang, Joseph M Watabe, Maria Ly, John P Toscano, Michael A Yassa, published in Nature Neuroscience, 12 January 2014.

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Restore Mental Energy and Improve Memory

Monday, July 22nd, 2013
Memory Puzzle

Do you feel like your brain is missing something? It could be your vitamins.

Vitamins and supplements can enhance mental well-being, energy, mood, memory and clarity. Recent studies show that vitamins and mineral increases can sometimes be as effective as increasing psychiatric drugs. Subjects experienced decreased anxiety and relief from depression. The studies determined that the mental energy gained from the supplements helped subjects to be more prepared when handling stressful situations. It also found that stress responses were more appropriate and shorter lived than before. When the stress response is better controlled or regulated, anxiety and depression are naturally relieved.
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Vitamin C Can Prevent Febrile Seizures

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

Vitamin C Can Prevent Febrile Seizures

Protect your child from Febrile Seizures with the best vitamin C.

Vitamin C works on several levels to eliminate viruses, bacteria and toxins from the body, thus reducing fever and symptoms. It also plays a vital role in strengthening and nourishing the body so to a point where it can handle invaders. This can help you to be sure that febrile seizures are not facilitated by the body’s weakened state. Learn how vitamin C affects each invader and body system to help prevent seizures caused by fever. To learn more about febrile seizures, go to http://nutri.com/blog/2012/08/10-facts-about-febrile-seizures/.

Viruses

Vitamin C, or ascorbic acid, enters cells and interrupts the process by which viruses multiply. It attaches to viruses and destroys their protective coating that disguises them from our immune systems and protects them from our bodily defenses. It keeps the virus particles from producing nucleic acid, which they need to create new coatings and new viruses.
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Promising Research on Treating Nerve Damage with Vitamin C

Monday, November 26th, 2012
Promising Research on Treating Nerve Damage with Vitamin C

Can Vitamin C Improve Nerve Health?

The central nervous system is made up of a huge matrix of nerve cells. These nerve cells and the extracellular fluid between them use a lot of vitamin C, or ascorbic acid, in a lot of ways. Stanford University’s HOPES Project is focused on showing how vitamin C is used by the brain, and studying whether or not vitamin C can be used to treat and prevent nerve damage in humans.

Why Do We Need Vitamin C?

Most animals make their own vitamin C, but humans and a handful of other animals cannot make their own because of a genetic mutation. We must obtain vitamin C through our diets in order for the body to perform several functions. Vitamin C is responsible for making collagen and elastin, as well as other necessary molecules in the body.
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What Do B Vitamins Do?

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

B vitamins were once thought to be one vitamin, vitamin B, because they generally coexist in similar or the same foods. Research later showed that there are actually eight chemically unique B vitamins, each responsible for different types of cell metabolism. If a multivitamin contains all eight forms of vitamin B, it is referred to as “vitamin B complex”.

Because all B vitamins are water soluble, they are generally not stored for very long in the body. B vitamins must be replenished, daily in some cases, by eating vitamin B rich foods or supplementing. Unless you have a specific deficiency or disease that depletes specific B vitamins, your doctor will probably recommend a vitamin B complex supplement. Here we will discuss the role of each B vitamin so that you can better understand what each one does for your body.

Vitamin B1 (thiamine) is responsible for digesting carbohydrates. It also supports the nervous system, regulating signals used by the muscles and heart. Thiamine also helps to control the appetite, promotes proper growth and development, and helps you to maintain muscle tone.

Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) is also responsible for digesting carbohydrates, but also aids in metabolizing them, along with fats and proteins. Riboflavin is responsible for producing antibodies and red blood cells. It is necessary for cell respiration and good eye health. It is also responsible for maintaining the skin, nails and hair.

Vitamin B3 (niacin) metabolizes sugar, protein and fat. It maintains the nervous system, the skin, tongue, and digestive system. It increases energy levels by properly using food calories. It improves blood circulation, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels.

Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid) aids in releasing energy found in carbohydrates, proteins and fats. It helps with growth and development, specifically the development of the central nervous system. It builds antibodies and increases the body’s resistance to stressors.

Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) helps with metabolizing fats and proteins. It is solely responsible for breaking down amino acids, which are the components of proteins. Pyridoxine helps to remove excess fluid from the body by balancing sodium and phosphorus. This helps reduce numbness in the extremities. It also aids in maintaining healthy skin, and reduces nausea. It is especially helpful with controlling muscle spasms and cramping.

Vitamin B7 (biotin) helps to maintain balanced blood sugar levels and aids in the production of fatty acids. It is produced by intestinal bacteria, so deficiency is rare, except in the case of certain metabolic disorders. It is thought that since antibiotics interfere with the survival of most intestinal bacteria that biotin deficiency could be a problem in people that are on long-term antibiotic therapies.

Vitamin B9 (folic acid) is necessary for the production and reproduction of all of the body’s cells. It is also necessary for the production of red blood cells in the bone marrow. Folic acid also aids in the metabolism of amino acids.

Vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin) also helps to form red blood cells and also aids in their regeneration. B12 is necessary for preventing anemia. It is used in carbohydrate, fat and protein metabolism and is very important for maintaining a healthy nervous system. It is necessary for calcium absorption and aids in the growth of children.

In general, B vitamins are necessary nutrients that support metabolism, cell growth, cell division, the immune system, and the nervous system. They help your body to make energy from the food that you eat and prevent many diseases. Talk to your doctor about any vitamins and supplements that you plan to take so that your vitamin levels can be properly monitored.

About the Author: Stacy A. Pessoney is Wholesale Nutrition’s Chief Editor and Communications Research Director. She has a strong interest in helping people achieve greater brain and body health with the help of vitamins and supplements, focusing on sodium ascorbate in the form of vitamin C powder. Wholesale Nutrition has provided the world with the best vitamin C and wholesale vitamins since 1970. Visit http://www.nutri.com to buy high-quality discount vitamins today!

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Vitamin News: Vitamin D Does Not Take the Place of UVB Exposure

Saturday, May 5th, 2012

There are five different forms of vitamin D, two of which are important to humans. There are major differences in the two, vitamin D2 and vitamin D3, which you may or may not be aware of. Taking the wrong one can be more detrimental than beneficial to your health. If your milk, calcium supplement, or standard vitamin D supplement simply says “vitamin D”, then you may want to take a look at the label.

A staggering number of Americans are considered clinically vitamin D deficient while an astounding number are considered to be in the insufficient range. This includes children who are exposed to sunlight and drink milk and/or orange juice with added vitamin D almost every day. Even a lot of adults that regularly take a daily vitamin D supplement are deficient.

How can this be? Without a blood test from your doctor, you may be putting your health at a major risk, all while thinking that you are being diligent about your vitamin D intake. Supplemental vitamin D comes in two different forms; ergocalciferol (vitamin D2) and cholecalciferol (vitamin D3).

The synthetic form of vitamin D2, comes from passing plant matter and fungus through a radiation treatment. This is the vitamin D typically added to orange juice, milk, and vitamin D supplements. Vitamin D2 can be obtained from plant sources.

Vitamin D3 can be obtained (in small amounts) from animal sources, such as egg yolks and non-pasteurized full-fat milk. While both vitamin D2 and D3 must be converted by the body into active forms, vitamin D3 is converted 500% faster than D2 according to a report by the Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism. They also report that vitamin D3 is 87% more potent in raising and maintaining vitamin D concentrations and produces 2-3 fold greater storage of vitamin D.

Once your sources of vitamin D are converted into their active forms, sunlight is necessary to transform them into cholesterol sulfate. This means that, contrary to prior medical beliefs, supplementing with vitamin D does not completely replace the need for sun exposure. In fact, recent studies on the importance of cholesterol sulfate show that without sufficient UVB sun exposure, about 30 minutes per week, the body compensates by producing LDL, or “bad” cholesterol.

Doctors and researchers are now linking heart disease, high cholesterol, arterial plaque, cancer, autism, hypertension, obesity, arthritis, Crohn’s disease, dementia, seizures, asthma, migraines, depression, inflammatory bowel disease, multiple sclerosis, and both types of diabetes to a lack of vitamin D3 in the diet and inadequate UVB exposure.

This may sound overwhelming, but when you consider that the proposed 30 minutes of UVB sunlight exposure per week requirement must happen when the UV index is above 3, then you may start to realize why diseases such as these, increase in prevalence as you move away from the equator. Most of the United States only experiences this level of sunlight intensity for about 1-2 months of the year.

These diseases and more are being linked to inadequate vitamin D levels because vitamin D is responsible for an astounding number or processes in the body. It is a neuroregulatory steroidal hormone that influences almost 3,000 different genes and has receptors in nearly every cell of your body. It produces over 200 antimicrobial peptides, including broad-spectrum antibiotics, regulates the immune system and controls chronic inflammation.

Many doctors now recommend “safe” tanning bed use for obtaining adequate vitamin D3 levels. UVA rays are harmful, but beds that only produce UVB rays can be very effective forms of treatment.

About the Author: Phil Le Breton is owner at Wholesale Nutrition. He has a strong interest in helping people achieve greater brain and body health with vitamins and supplements, with an emphasis on vitamin C powder. Wholesale Nutrition has provided the world with the best vitamin C and wholesale vitamins since 1970. Visit http://www.nutri.com to buy high-quality discount vitamins today!

Sources:

http://www.jlr.org/content/44/7/1268.abstract
http://jcem.endojournals.org/content/96/3/E447.abstract
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/02/23/oral-vitamin-d-mistake.aspx
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/161618.php

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Are Allergies Causing your Anxiety and Depression?

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

It is generally easy to see how stress can cause our hormonal systems to become imbalanced and cause all sorts of problems. Weight gain, sleeplessness, fatigue, and lowered immunity are common among people who are “stressed out”. But did you know that people with higher stress levels almost always have allergies as well? Allergies are our immune system’s overreaction to an allergen, commonly causing itching, hives, runny or dry nose, watery or red eyes, fatigue and headache. This immune system malfunction is sometimes brought on by stress.

Current studies have shown that there are direct links between histamines, the irritants produced in an allergic reaction, and the nervous system. Histamines are chemicals that are used by the brain to transmit signals between neurons. It is only when our immune systems overreact that histamines are released in copious amounts, causing problems.

People with too much histamine in their brains experience anxiety and depression. Increased levels of histamines in the brain are also responsible for stimulating the “fight or flight” response in the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis. When it is overstimulated, it causes anxiety, which results in depression. High histamine levels are directly connected to neurological disorders, like attention deficit disorder, anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, and possibly Autism Spectrum Disorder and sensory processing disorder. Children with asthma have been found to have much higher rates of anxiety, depression, insomnia, and fearfulness than other children. This is thought to be a result of heightened histamine levels in the brain.

Antihistamine drugs are effective in blocking histamine receptors and some reduce the amount of histamine produced. However, the side effects of these drugs can be fatigue, sleepiness, or in some people, excitability, so a lot of the symptoms that should get better when histamines are reduced or blocked, don’t seem to go away. This is because, if you remember, our brains do need some histamines to transmit signals. So, by taking an antihistamine, you are risking so many signals being blocked that you experience brain fog and fatigue.

Vitamin C supplementation may be the answer for you if you are suffering from depression, anxiety, allergies, asthma, imbalanced immune system, or other neurological disorders. Vitamin C side effects are almost nonexistent. Vitamin C breaks down the actual histamine molecule, so it does not cause the side effects that medications do. This essentially balances histamine production and response so that the fight or flight response is not stimulated. This classifies vitamin C as a neuromodulator, meaning that it plays an important role in mental health. It can greatly reduce anxiety and has an antidepressant effect as well. It increases secretion of the hormone oxytocin, which is the “feel good” hormone of the brain. When there is not a sufficient amount of vitamin C in the body, behavioral abnormalities and fatigue are consistently seen.

Speak with your doctor about supplementing with vitamin C, like sodium ascorbate, a highly absorbable form of vitamin C.

About the Author: Phil Le Breton is owner at Wholesale Nutrition. He has a strong interest in helping people achieve greater brain and body health with vitamins and supplements, with an emphasis on vitamin C powder. Wholesale Nutrition has provided the world with the best vitamin C and wholesale vitamins since 1970. Visit http://www.nutri.com to buy high-quality discount vitamins today!

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Part 2: Are Obesogens Making Me Fat?

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

Obesogens don’t let your body’s signaling system tell it when you need fat, adrenaline, or reproductive hormones. They signal your body to continually be hungry, tired, and producing fat, even when you’re eating fruits and vegetables or drinking water. They disrupt brain development and can cause brain abnormalities that have been linked to seizure disorders, depression, attention deficit disorder, and more. They have been linked directly to immune disorders and a host of other preventable diseases. By now, hopefully, you can see how obesogens can severely impact your life, your health, and even the lives of your children.

Obesogens accumulate in your body, so over time, they become more of a health risk. Research hasn’t yet shown us how to reverse the effects of obesogens, so our best strategy at this time is to avoid them and to try to eliminate existing ones from our bodies.

Chemicals that are classified as obesogens are used in the production of PVC pipes, i.e. your plumbing. Using a high quality water filter helps to eliminate these chemicals from your drinking water. Other PVC chemical sources include your water hose, backpacks, shower curtains, toilet seats, tables, remote controls, and more. The list is really endless.

Obesogens are absorbed by food and drinks that are stored or heated in plastic containers. Canned foods are lined with plastic and then heated in the canning process. Opt for frozen or fresh vegetables instead. Try to choose drinks and food that come in glass or stainless steel containers. Don’t reuse water bottles or other disposables, because they can be very dangerous.

Hormones, high fructose corn syrup, and pesticides are also obesogen sources. You should buy certified organic food whenever possible. Remember that even eating a strawberry that has been sprayed with pesticide can tell your body to produce fat cells and damage your body. High fructose corn syrup is added to almost every prepackaged meal.

Non-organic meat is a big obesogen source. The animals’ feed is heavily laden with hormones and antibiotics to produce meats in proportions that our ancestors wouldn’t believe. A one pound chicken breast used to be unheard of! Think about the unregulated amounts of estrogen that is given to chickens to make them constantly lay eggs; huge eggs. Then think about the large amounts given to cows to make them produce gigantic volumes of milk.

The hormones in food have recently been named as the cause of young girls hitting puberty at an average age of 7-9, instead of in their teens. Boys also have higher levels of estrogen than they should. That puts them at high risk for infertility, obesity, mood disorders, and many cancers, including cervical and breast cancer. This is the first generation of kids in history that actually have a shorter life expectancy than their parents’.

It’s time that we stop sacrificing our health for petty conveniences. Making wise choices and clearing out the chemicals that are stored in your body is very important. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that flushes out free-radicals and chemicals. Using the best vitamin C powder is a good way to boost your immunity and start cleaning up your system.

If you think that organic food is more expensive, just remember that you’ll be saving loads of money by avoiding prepackaged items. Using discount vitamins and supplements can help you to afford a long-term supplementing regimen that can help you to improve your health for life. What little extra you do have to spend now could save you and your kids thousands in medical expenses later.

About the Author: Phil Le Breton is owner at Wholesale Nutrition. He has a strong interest in helping people achieve greater brain and body health with vitamins and supplements. Wholesale Nutrition has provided the world with discount vitamins and the best vitamin C since 1970. Visit http://www.nutri.com to buy high-quality, low-cost wholesale vitamins today!

Part 1: Are Obesogens Making Me Fat?

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

Lately, the concern about obesogens has been all over the news. Obesogens are chemicals in food that are thought to be to blame for weight gain that can lead to many diseases suffered by the American public. The research has revealed why diets and exercise have failed so many. Controlling calories and fat intake doesn’t do you much good if your endocrine system is programmed to produce fat cells regardless of what you eat. Because of the way that obesogens work in the body, they do a lot more than make you fat.

The term “obesogen” was given to the class of chemicals known as endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) because of their direct effects on the human body’s production of fat. Obesogens interfere with the function of the hormone systems, telling stem cells to turn into fat cells. They have been named as a major contributor in a variety of problems including infertility, brain abnormalities, miscarriage, behavioral problems, impaired immunity, cancer, cardiovascular disease, early onset puberty, and even lowered male birth rates.

Our bodies are largely controlled by hormones. They are secreted when necessary in response to our environment, diet, age, and physiological need. These hormones signal glands all over the body, telling them what to do. When working correctly, the endocrine system controls metabolism, growth and development, mood, and tissue function. Basically, your brain, hormones, and glands work together to keep your body functioning in an efficient manner.

Obesogens mimic many hormones in the body, including estrogen. They bypass your body’s normal signaling systems by hijacking your signaling proteins and directly telling stem cells to become fat cells. They can even reprogram your genes and metabolism, making it possible to pass down the obesogen danger to your children. Studies on mice show that exposure causes mice to become obese. They then pass down that altered “obesity” gene to their offspring, effecting the mood, behavior, immunity, and weight of the baby mice. Some offspring become overweight early on while others become overweight later in life. The studies have had such alarming results that many new studies have erupted and there has been little problem getting funding.

It is easy to understand that if you eat too much and live a sedentary kind of life that you’ll become overweight. But what if you did everything by the book and still gained or stayed the same weight? It may not make sense unless you’re aware of the obesogens that you’re eating and their effects on your body. What if you’re eating lean meats, fruits, vegetables and whole grains not knowing that even those strawberries are creating more fat cells in your body? What if the water you’re drinking is actually producing more fat? There’s no wonder that America has an obesity epidemic.

Part 2 in this series will teach you how to avoid obesogens and clear your body of chemicals that could be affecting your health. With the use of the best vitamin C and switching to non-obesogen foods, you could help to stop the damage that you’ve likely been doing to your body your entire life. The cost of cleansing your body and managing your health with vitamins and supplements can be reduced if you buy discount vitamins online.

About the Author: Phil Le Breton is owner at Wholesale Nutrition. He has a strong interest in helping people achieve greater brain and body health with vitamins and supplements. Wholesale Nutrition has provided the world with discount vitamins and the best vitamin C since 1970. Visit http://www.nutri.com to buy high-quality, low-cost wholesale vitamins today!

Teens, Vitamins, and Brain Development

Monday, February 15th, 2010

The teen years can be a trying time, and it’s no wonder when you look at how much teens change in a short period of time. Not only is the body rapidly growing, developing and maturing, but the brain is actually undergoing a series of transformations that will shape who they become as adults.

During childhood, children receive a plethora of information from their environment, school, peers, family, and more. During this time, the brain functions as a processing center, taking information and figuring out what to do with it. When puberty hits, there is a shift in brain function. Gray matter thins out and white matter forms. This translates into a different way of thinking and learning.

As white matter takes over, you will notice that cognitive skills soar. This is because the brain is cleaning house, organizing thoughts, and becoming more efficient, like defragmenting a computer. Girls will usually peak from age 12-14 and boys from 14-16 years of age. Parts of the brain that have never communicated before are now beginning to work together in harmony. New synapses are being formed at lightning speed and your teen may start to notice that they feel very smart. They may even begin to feel like they are grown or smarter than you. This very active stage of brain development also makes teens more susceptible to stress. Combined with hormone overload, being a teen can be a very volatile time.

However, the teen brain is still only about 80% developed. The higher areas of brain function will not be developed until adulthood. The last parts of the brain to develop are the areas that help you to use the information that you have gained to make judgments, develop reasoning skills, and plan for your future. We don’t gain a lot of our cognitive ability until we are well into our twenties; some people, usually men, aren’t done until their thirties. This explains how teens can be so sharp, and yet, so careless.

They are physically incapable of making good judgment calls or accurately imagining their futures. You may notice that many teens decide their major in college, get the degree, and then hate the job. It’s because they literally could not imagine what it would be like to work in their field until they experienced it for themselves. This is why many high schools now implement career choice planning, where teens get to actually go and experience jobs in a variety of fields. This way, they have some experience to base their decisions on.

So, now we need to think about how to take care of the developing teen brain and body. All of this growth and development is key to surviving as an adult. Things like alcohol and drugs can actually damage the developing brain in teens, causing permanent brain damage. Adults are a lot less likely to cause damage to their brains than teens. Giving the brain and body what it needs to develop and protect itself from external assaults is essential.

When you buy vitamins, make sure that you are getting the best. Antioxidants clear the brain of dangerous toxins that kill newly developing cells. Recommended is the best vitamin C, then vitamin E, and coenzyme Q10 (ubiquinol). Omega-3 fatty acids (DHA) are actually necessary to form synapses responsible for regulating mood and judgment. B vitamins help to regulate stress and assist with memory skills. Making sure that your teen gets the best multivitamin and follows a healthy diet is essential for them to grow and develop properly.

About the Author: Phil Le Breton, the owner at Wholesale Nutrition, has a strong interest in helping people achieve greater brain and body health with vitamins and supplements. Wholesale Nutrition has the best vitamin C powder on the market (C-Salts). Visit http://www.nutri.com to buy vitamins or buy supplements of the highest quality.