Old injuries, lack of exercise, and our body’s natural aging can contribute to aches and pain, but uncontrolled inflammation can worsen it!
Many brain-associated conditions, including accelerated brain aging, are also linked to inflammation. High inflammation in the body has been associated with poorer short-term memory, mood, verbal proficiency, learning, and focus.
The brain is a hungry and busy organ, which explains why it needs a lot of oxygen! This makes the brain more prone to oxidation than other organs. Oxidative stress contributes to inflammation.
What does this all mean to you? In addition to a whole, unprocessed food diet, natural compounds with antioxidant ability may help reduce this inflammation. The good news is that many potent antioxidants are available to protect your brain and quench inflammation.
Omega 3 fatty acids and flavonoids like Quercetin, Vitamin E, L-carnitine, carotenoids, Co10, Zinc, and Selenium all have antioxidant effects, and these antioxidant effects support brain health.
For example, Quercetin has been shown to have neuroprotective effects.
These effects include suppressing neuroinflammation and the ability to protect neurons against injury induced by neurotoxins.
In addition, Quercetin has been found to promote memory, learning, and cognitive function.