Maintaining strong brain function affects everything we do, not just our performance at work but also our concentration during physical activity, how we think and feel emotionally, and even how we manage our relationships.

These seven supplements for brain health help to support your cognitive function, provide neuroprotective benefits and aid working memory.  

  1. BenaGene, a patented form of Oxaloacetic Acid supports cognitive function, may help to clear brain fog and is thought to have a protective effect for neurons and neurodegenerative diseases(1).  It has also been shown to stimulate neurogenesis (i.e. the formation of neurons)(2). We wrote more about BenaGene on our recent blog “Oxaloacetic Acid and the Brain”.

  2. L-Theanine is an amino acid and the active ingredient in green tea. L-Theanine has been described as ‘meditation in a capsule’ for its calming effect on concentration, and many people find it helps to reduce mind chatter and improve clarity and focus. L-Theanine has been shown in studies to promote the generation of alpha brain waves which are associated with relaxation and concentration. L-Theanine also supports a healthy stress response.

  3. Rosita Extra Virgin Cod Liver Oil (EVCLO) is a trusted source of wild-caught fish liver oil, which is particularly rich in the long-chain omega-3 essential fatty acids EPA and DHA. These essential fats provide powerful neuroprotective properties - reducing inflammation, promoting new cell formation, helping to build healthy cell membranes and improve nerve transmission. Omega 3s have also been shown to improve brain function and memory(3).

  4. Neuromaster- Bulletproof NeuroMaster is designed to increase BDNF (brain-derived neurotrophic factor) levels. These key neuro-proteins for neuron creation and synaptic plasticity may play a role in improving memory and focus.

  5. Neurofuel - Neurofuel is a natural nootropic that brings together artichoke extract and forskolin to naturally encourage motivation and improve cognitive focus. Some of the benefits include increased alertness, mental endurance and longer periods of concentration(4).

  6. Brain Octane C8 MCT Oil - Studies have been found C8 MCT oils to be positively linked with cognitive performance (5). They contain caprylic acid, which is quickly broken down by the body to create ketones. Ketones can easily pass through the blood-brain barrier, where the body can then use them as a source of energy for the brain.

  7. Troscriptions TX Just Blue is a nootropic that is designed to supply energy to the brain at a cellular level. It contains Methylene Blue, which can help to improve the production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP). Troscriptions TX Just Blue targets the mitochondria, and as the brain has the biggest concentration of mitochondria, it can be especially effective at supporting cognitive functions

1. Oxaloacetate Enhances Neuronal Cell Bioenergetic Fluxes and Infrastructure 
2. Oxaloacetate activates brain mitochondrial biogenesis, enhances the insulin pathway, reduces inflammation and stimulates neurogenesis
3. Impact of Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplementation on Memory Functions in Healthy Older Adults 
4. Selective phosphodiesterase inhibitors: a promising target for cognition enhancement
5. Potential of coconut oil and medium chain triglycerides in the prevention and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.