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Cognitive Upgrade

Hello I’m Lena Pope. I’ve been looking at ways to keep my brain healthy as I get older. What I’ve found would also work well for students and young professionals who want to improve concentration, pass exams and generally increase brain function so that you get promoted.

Doctors Chan, Ke and Chen say: “Correct intake of the appropriate diet or supplements becomes one of the tasks we undertake in pursuit of optimal wellness.”

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For me a mix of diet (best if you have the time and opportunity to select the right foods) and supplements works well. When you’re starting out, you may not have the time, money or desire to focus on perfecting your diet, so this page is for students and young professionals in a hurry. The focus is toward instant results.

Finding the best supplements can be tough. I’ll try to guide you through the maze.

While as you get older you may find yourself focusing more on diet, with only essential supplements. You’ll probably take a longer view and be a bit more focussed on the age related changes that you see in yourself, and your parents. This page on food for the brain and this one on antioxidants are for you. Finally we have the start of a list of great foods and their active ingredients.

Starting a family? Did you know that 70% of your child’s brain growth occurs before birth? And by age 5-6 it’s basically fully grown, with the brain structure in place. DHA is the key. It’s an omega-3 fatty acid that is a primary structural component of the human brain and cerebral cortex, as well as skin and the retina. Indeed, visual acuity and mental development is seemingly improved by extra DHA. So think of eating plenty of wild caught oily fish and grass fed meat.