Maintaining good brain function is probably a top priority for most people, especially since neurological problems like Alzheimer disease and dementia are on the rise. The research reviewed is very interesting since the investigators used reliable tests like thirty blood plasma biomarkers and MRI for verification instead of relying on food questionnaires (Bowman GL, et al. 2012). Nutrient biomarker patterns were utilized assessing the relationship with these and cognitive function and MRI outcomes.

Two nutrient biomarker patterns were found to be associated with more favorable cognitive and MRI measures. One of these patterns was high plasma vitamin B1, B2, B6, folate, B12 and also vitamin C, D and E. The other one was high plasma marine omega 3 fatty acids.

Less favorable cognitive function and less total cerebral brain volume was associated with measures of trans fat.

An easy way to increase your blood level of these vitamins is to take a high quality Vitamin B ComplexVitamin C ComplexVitamin D and Vitamin E Complex. Increasing your omega 3 marine lipid intake can easily be done by taking 2 capsules of The Better Fish Oil which has high amounts of EPA, DHA the active ingredients in omega 3 fat.

When taking vitamin E be sure not to only take d-alpha tocoperol, which is found in most supplements, but also to take to other important forms of vitamin E as well. Click here to review.

 

 

Bowman GL, Silbert LC, Howieson D, Dodge HH, Traber MG, Frei B, Kaye JA, Shannon J, Quinn JF. Nutrient biomarker patterns, cognitive function, and MRI measures of brain aging. Neurology. 2012 Jan 24;78(4):241-9. Epub 2011 Dec 28.
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