The Top 6 Supplements for Brain Health

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Folate

According to Yawitz, a 2021 systematic review and meta-analysis revealed that people with Alzheimer's disease were 88 percent more likely to be folate deficient.

Alzheimer's and dementia are linked to systemic inflammation. Those who ate the required daily amount of folate were 56% less likely to have Alzheimer's.

NOW Bacopa Extract

Gorin says bacopa extract is an Ayurvedic herb that protects the brain. In a 2021 study in the Journal of Functional Foods, researchers found that twice-daily bacopa extract intake

improved emotional wellbeing.Not easily obtained through eating. " Dietitians consider Bacopa monnieri one of the best dementia supplements.

Metagenics Mag L-Threonate

Mag L-Threonate is another of Gorin's favourite supplements because it improves memory and cognition. "MIT researchers discovered it, and Innovation in

Aging suggests it may improve cognitive functioning in many patients," she says. The recommended dose is two capsules, and you can't get this type of magnesium from food.

Fish oil

Fish oil may help you live a longer, healthier life. "EPA and DHA are omega-3 fatty acids that promote brain health," said Yawitz, citing a 2012 

study that found older adults with low DHA levels had smaller brain volumes and performed worse on cognitive tests than those with normal DHA levels, even without dementia.

Creatine monohydrate

Others may want to try this supplement besides gym rats. "Creatine monohydrate boosts muscle and brain energy. Some studies suggest it can support brain health, too, "says Yawitz.

Age reduces brain creatine levels, and dietary creatine has no effect. Yawitz says creatine supplements may improve cognition, but they haven't found an ideal dose. She says it's safe to do regularly

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