Neuronal membranes are the fat-filled areas that surround brain cells. The health and function of these cells are dependent on the health of their membranes. Neuronal membranes can also protect from neurodegeneration.
Maintain Healthy Neuronal Membranes
- DHA is a major fatty acid found in salmon, fatty fish oils and other fish oils. It is essential for development and maintenance of the brain in all ages. DHA regulates communication in the brain. If deficient, the levels of ’feel-good’ neurotransmitters, dopamine and serotonin, can be lowered.
- Phosphatidyl Choline (PC) is part of the neuronal membrane that our body cannot produce. PC increases the number and flexibility of brain cells. It protects brains cells against inflammation and enhances communication. Studies have shown PC reduced cognitive decline and supported brain protection.
- Phosphatidyl Serine (PS) is the part of neuronal membrane that our body can produce. PS has shown to support healthy dopamine, glucose and cortisol levels. Aging can lower PS levels and cause a decline in the functioning of the brain. Studies have shown that PS supports mood and memory that relate to cognitive disorders like dementia.
Diets and Supplements that Support Brain Cells
- Omega-3 fats from fatty fish, fish oils and algae oils provide DHA.
- Polyenyl Phosphatidyl Choline is the best absorbed and most effective form of PC.
- Phosphatidyl Serine is available in supplemental form in 100-300 mg.
- The powerful antioxidant activity of Vitamin E can aid neuronal function. Gamma and alpha tocopherols forms of Vitamin E are often found to be deficient in people with poor neuronal health.
- Adenosyl form of Vitamin B12 prevented loss of neurons, aided brain regeneration and repaired myelin sheath of the neurons.
- Lion’s Mane Mushroom induced neuron differentiation and promoted neuronal survival.
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