Category Archives: Brain

Dehydration and Mental Performance

It is well evidenced that dehydration is able to cause a serious deterioration in physical performance. As little as 5 % dehydration can negatively affect physical fitness levels, and further declines can cause not only poor performance, but serious risk … Continue reading

Posted in Brain, Water | Comments Off on Dehydration and Mental Performance

Silymarin as a Neuroprotective Agent

The milk thistle plant (Silymarin marianum) is a plant with a high antioxidant content. The seeds of the plant are particularly high in silymarin, a collective name for a group of flavonolignans. Around 50 to 70 % of silymarin is … Continue reading

Posted in Brain, Milk Thistle, Neurodegeneration, Silibum Marianum (milk thistle), Silymarin | Comments Off on Silymarin as a Neuroprotective Agent

Fats for Brain Health

Posted in Alpha Linolenic Acid, Brain, Docosahexaenoic Acid, Eicosapentaenoic Acid, Essential Fatty Acids, Gamma Linolenic Acid | Comments Off on Fats for Brain Health

Neuroprotective Effects of Polyphenols

Posted in Anxiety, Brain, Depression, Mood, Polyphenols | Comments Off on Neuroprotective Effects of Polyphenols

Short Term Cognitive Effects of Rhodiola and Ginseng

Posted in Brain, Ginseng (Panax ginseng), Rhodiola rosea (roseroot) | Comments Off on Short Term Cognitive Effects of Rhodiola and Ginseng

Poor Diet: Making You Dumb And Sad?

Poor diet is associated with a number of detrimental health effects. To date, most of the focus on the health effects of poor diet has been on the physical effects. These include weight gain, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer. However, … Continue reading

Posted in Brain, High Quality Diet, Mood | Comments Off on Poor Diet: Making You Dumb And Sad?

Creatine and Cognitive Function

Creatine is an important component of cells because it is used to buffer phosphocreatine during energy utilisation. Higher levels of creatine mean a greater buffering capacity, and this means the cell has a larger amount of energy for important processes. … Continue reading

Posted in Brain, Creatine | Comments Off on Creatine and Cognitive Function

Convolvulus pluricaulis: Anxiolytic Herb

Convolvulus pluricaulis is a herb used in traditional herbal medicine. It is also sometimes called shankhapushpi. The main medicinal use of Convolvulus pluricaulis is as a brain tonic, where it is used to treat a number of mental disorders. One … Continue reading

Posted in Anxiety, Brain, Convolvulus pluricaulis, Depression, Mood | Comments Off on Convolvulus pluricaulis: Anxiolytic Herb

Gotu Kola (Centella asiatica): Cognitive Enhancer

Gotu kola (Centella asiatica) is a herb that has a long history of use as a general tonic. Gotu kola is a herb that is used in traditional Ayurvedic medicine, and it has been extensively researched for its health effects. … Continue reading

Posted in Brain, Gotu Kola | Comments Off on Gotu Kola (Centella asiatica): Cognitive Enhancer

Plants As A Source of Opioid Peptides

Plant are important dietary components for humans and animals. Plants contain a large number of proteins and many of these are enzymes. Plants use enzymes to synthesise phytochemicals. Evidence suggests that some of these enzyme may be useful as pharmacological … Continue reading

Posted in Brain, Opioids, Rubisco | Comments Off on Plants As A Source of Opioid Peptides