GROUP B OF VITAMINS:
Are known as the vitamins of the nervous system. They are essential for the energetic function of nerve cells (neurons) and support a balanced manufacture of the substances that modulate mood (neurotransmitters). For all these reasons, B vitamins offer a great support in learning processes, memory, cognition and emotions.
IRON AND ZINC:
are two of the most important minerals for a proper cognitive and emotional function. More specifically, low iron levels can result in behaviour and learning disorders, especially if it is missing at an early age. Likewise, iron is necessary for the manufacture of important neurotransmitters such as dopamine (involved in motivation). In people with ADHD iron levels are often reduced.
On the other hand, zinc is very abundant in the hippocampus, a brain structure involved in the formation of new memories (short-term memory) as well as in learning, emotions and motivation.
Therefore, the lack of these minerals and vitamins can affect the ‘brain chemistry’, and affect the cognitive and emotional performance of the person.
Is the most active and bioavailable form of vitamin D. In recent times, this vitamin is gaining relevance in the brain functioning, as it helps to regulate serotonin, the main neurotransmitter that regulates our mood, but also seems to be involved in improving attention and cognition in general. Interestingly, there are several studies conducted in people with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), where low levels of vitamin D have often been observed.
BACOPA AND GREEN TEA:
Are two plants with known attributes for the brain wellbeing.
Bacopa has been widely used as a brain support in situations of anxiety, impulsivity and hyperactivity. In addition to the emotional level, it seems to help in cognitive processing (ie. memory).
Green tea of interest due to its content in L-theanine, a substance that helps reduce anxiety and provides relaxation without affecting alertness. In practice, this implies that it improves attention without causing sleepiness. The caffeine that naturally accompanies the Green Tea extract, does not excite, and contributes to increasing alertness and attention, which complements the calming effect of L-Theanine.