As part of our continuing customer Q&A series, Jon asked:
“What is the healthiest brand or recommendation for brain health?
We recommend trying a probiotic-blended green superfood like HealthForce’s Vitamineral Green in conjunction with an EPA and DHA balanced Omega-3 fish oil like Designs for Health XanthOmega Krill Oil to support long-term cognitive function. If you already take a daily green shake and prefer a standalone probiotic we love Dr. Larry Hoberman’s EndoMune Probiotic.
If short-term clarity and focus are your goal nothing is better than Bulletproof’s Brain Octane Oil. Brain Octane is not just great for your memory but it also balances yeast in your gut and aids cellular metabolism.
When discussing brain health it helps to consider whether you’re looking for improved memory, peak mental performance, or to simply maintain cognitive function as we age. The good news is there are several great recommendations regardless of your desired outcome.
Many researchers, scientists, and doctors are all now making the connection between brain health and gut health. One of the most important things you can do to improve gut health is to build up the healthy bacteria and limit the unhealthy bacteria. The easiest way to do this is through a reliable probiotic. The two Healthiest researched, vetted, and approved probiotics are EndoMune and HealthForce’s Vitamineral Green. EndoMune was formulated and painstakingly researched by Dr. Larry Hoberman, a gastroenterologist with close to 50 years of hands-on experience treating patients (see bio below). In short, he is a gut health expert who has seen and continues to see real world results with his patients. Dr. Hoberman’s EndoMune Probiotic supplement is comprised of 10 probiotic bacteria varieties (not just one or a few as in lower quality brands) and includes the important prebiotic fructooligosaccharides (FOS) that feeds the healthy probiotics.
Our second recommendation is . It’s a terrific probiotic and a therapeutic green superfood. Vitamineral Green supports a healthy gut, blood sugar balance, detoxification, the immune system, liver, kidneys, blood, bones, colon, pancreas, muscles, brain health, and circulation. It contains a full spectrum of naturally occurring, absorbable, and non-toxic vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, chlorophyll, soluble and insoluble fibers, tens of thousands of phytonutrients, all the essential amino acids (protein), and a wide range of probiotics. It’s extremely beneficial. Just as important is what Vitamineral Green is NOT. It is non-GMO and contains no pesticides or fillers. There are no synthetic or isolated nutrients either, meaning that they are not excreted as urine or stored as toxic deposits).
Another important element to promote long-term brain and cognitive health is a good source of Omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA. According to the University of Maryland Medical center, “research shows that Omega-3 fatty acids reduce inflammation and may help lower risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and arthritis. Omega-3 fatty acids are highly concentrated in the brain and appear to be important for cognitive (brain memory and performance) and behavioral function.” As with all supplements, the brand you choose is as important as the ingredients on the label. For a great balance of readily absorbable DHA and EPA along with the added benefits of super antioxidant astaxanthin we recommend Designs for Health XanthOmega Krill Oil.
If you are looking to maintain peak brain performance during the day there is no substitute for the MCTs (Medium Chain Triglycerides) in raw and unrefined coconut oil. Taking it even one step further is the single best available product on the market for MCT’s, Bulletproof’s Brain Octane Oil. Brain Octane allows for peak cognitive performance all day, especially during stressful or demanding situations.
All the above will give you tremendous benefits. However, supplementation alone is not enough for long-term brain health. Nutrition and diet play a huge role in lasting cognitive function. The easiest place to start is by gradually reducing or eliminating a few things from your diet. These foods include traditional dairy (ex. milk, ice cream, cheese), wheat and gluten products (ex. bread, pasta, cereal), artificial sweeteners (ex. equal, aspartame), all soy (found in many fake types of meat), and processed food. Remember, alcohol and drug use will also take its toll on your body and your overall health. While doing your best to reduce some of the harmful components of your diet, we would recommend a few additions, as well. Raw apple cider vinegar and fermented foods are two great items to add to your diet every day. Coconut Kefir by Inner-Eco is a fantastic and natural probiotic that you can buy in stores or make at home with the inexpensive and easy to use Cultures for Health starter kit.
Healthiest has extensively researched all of our supplement manufacturers to make sure we only recommend companies that adhere to the highest standards of quality and safety. Healthiest is proud to sell both Dr. Larry Hoberman’s EndoMune and . We are also pleased to offer Designs for Health, Cultures for Health, and Bulletproof products, although they are not on our site just yet. Please feel free to pre-order by emailing us at email@example.com or by visiting our online chat.
Dr. Larry Hoberman Bio Board Certified Gastroenterologist Lawrence Hoberman, MD, is the creator of EndoMune Advanced Probiotic and founder of Medical Care Innovations. He has spent more than 40 years practicing medicine and is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. Frustrated by the lack of options to treat his patients suffering from Irritable Bowel Disease (IBD) in the early 2000s, Dr. Hoberman met with a PhD microbiologist to identify a combination of bacteria that might work to destroy the harmful bacteria living in the intestines, improving and maintaining the health of adults. The result is the development of his own effective probiotic supplement: EndoMune Advanced Probiotic.
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