Supplements are beneficial, but a healthy and balanced diet is the most important for your brain health

(Natural News) Seventy-five percent of Americans are turning to supplements to address their health needs, according to data collected by the Council for Responsible Nutrition during their Consumer Survey on Dietary Supplements for 2018. Not only that, 87 percent of the surveyed supplement users said they have overall confidence in the safety, quality and effectiveness of the supplements they take.
This is complemented by a recent study by the AARP (formerly the American Association of Retired Persons), which found that a quarter of Americans aged over 50 take supplements mainly for brain health. According to the AARP study, this translates to a booming business that’s expected to reach $5.8 billion in terms of sales by 2023.
Among the brain health-supporting supplements discussed in the study are those containing:
B vitamins
Vitamin D
Vitamin E
Omega-3 fatty acids, DHA and EPA
Alpha-linoleic acid (ALA)
Fish oil
Medium-chain triglycerides
Nicotinamide riboside
Coenzyme Q10
The study also looked at ginkgo biloba and other plant-derived compounds such as curcumin, various flavanols, huperzine-A and caffeine. (Related: Nutrients and brain health: Which ones are great for improving mental health?)
The mentioned supplements have shown health benefits in separate studies — health benefits that may be linked to the majority …

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