"A new study . . . shows that taking a relatively high dose of vitamin D helps brain function."
"the group that received the high dose performed significantly better with tasks specifically related to visual memory.
. . . also found that the benefits were even more pronounced among those with lower levels of vitamin D to begin with."
"nootropics include Vitamin D and B12. Both of these can increase brain function and improve brain function, with vitamin D being very powerful."
- "Vitamin D is so important to brain function that its receptors can be found throughout the brain. Vitamin D plays a critical role in many of the most basic cognitive functions, including learning and making memories.
- The scientific community continues to wake up to the importance of vitamin D for a broad spectrum of brain functions. . . . experts are convinced that the hormone produced from the sunshine vitamin is a major player in optimal cognitive function."
Vitamin d . . . "can also protect neurons by producing neurotrophins, including neurotrophin-3 (NT-3), glial cell derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF), and nerve growth factor (NGF) . . . NT-3 protects nerve transmission and synaptic plasticity, and GDNF influences the survival and differentiation of dopamine-producing cells."
"vitamin D activates and deactivates enzymes in the brain and cerebrospinal fluid that are involved in nerve growth, synaptic density and neurotransmitter synthesis . . . . Vitamin D3 is also shown to boost glutathione production in the neuronal cells . . ."
article reports that vitamin d "enhanced the ability of the brain cells to produce serotonin by anywhere from double to 30 times as much, Haussler said."
Study concludes that, "Supratherapeutic levels of vitamin D were associated with significantly better performance on verbal fluency. . . . . And some aspects of executive functioning."
Dr. Perlmutter reports on research concluding "This new and empowering science lends further support . . . for incorporating vitamin D into the protocols for preserving brain health in people of all ages."
"Vitamin D isn’t just the most important supplement – it is possibly the most important biohack. . . . .
Magnesium: This is almost as important as vitamin D, and almost as under appreciated. Magnesium is used in over 300 enzymatic processes . . .
NUTRIENTS SHOULD BE CONSUMED IN THEIR MOST NATURAL FORM POSSIBLE. . . . ."
Low vitamin d levels are "linked to poorer cognitive functioning and slower information processing speeds. Further, the authors suggest that serum levels of vitamin D in the range of "about 60 nmol/L" might be something to aim for when it comes to optimal functioning on tests of cognitive ability.
study concludes that "supraphysiological dosages of vitamin D 3 have potential ergogenic effects on the human metabolic system and lead to multiple physiological enhancements. These dosages could increase aerobic capacity, muscle growth, force and power production, and a decreased recovery time from exercise."
Presents a list and links to large number of research articles on vitamin d and brain performance and cognition
"Bread Head"filmmaker max lugavere and dr. perlmutter recommend vitamin d for brain health, as it "regulates the expression of a massive range of genes in the body, many of which are either directly or indirectly related to the health of the 86 billion neurons that make us us--our brains. "
"Get your “D” According to Scientific American, new studies show low vitamin D levels may weaken cognitive function."
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"Magnesium supports optimal cognitive health by maximizing the various intricate functions of the brain. . . . magnesium better equips the brain with the ability to retain memories over long term periods."
"Our findings suggest that an increase in brain magnesium enhances both short-term synaptic facilitation and long-term potentiation and improves learning and memory functions."
Nootropic: of, relating to, or promoting the enhancement of cognition and memory and the facilitation of learning
Ergogenic: increasing capacity for bodily or mental labor especially by eliminating fatigue symptoms
Neurotransmitter: chemical messengers used by brain cells to communicate with each other. Neurotransmitters regulate and control your ability to focus, concentrate, learn, remember and handle stress, among other things. four important ones are serotonin, dopamine, acetylcholine, and GABA.
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