Your brain is a complex organ and it needs the right balance of nutrition, including a range of B vitamins. A healthy brain leads to better memory, stronger focus, and even greater all-round health.
However our brains slow down as we age. And when this happens, it can lead to issues with memory and cognitive function. But this doesn't have to be your story.
Brain health supplements can help to mitigate against cognitive decline by delivering essential vitamins, minerals and nutrients to help increase the strength, speed and efficiency of your brain.
Top brain supplements to support brain health
The top supplements to support better brain health include:
Multivitamins and minerals
Omega-3 fatty acids and fish oil
Vitamin D and calcium
Shop Sealions' range of brain and memory supplements today to boost and support brain function, health and concentration levels.
Whether you want vitamins and minerals that will ramp-up your focus and learning centres, or a regular supplement that will support brain health into older age, our selection of products will get and keep your brain cells firing.
What is brain health?
Brain health has been getting a lot of attention in the last few years. You might even have heard it called brain optimisation or cognitive enhancement, but what does it really mean?
Well, your brain is like a muscle—the more you use it, the faster and stronger it grows. When you exercise your mind by learning new things and practicing new skills, your brain becomes stronger and faster at processing information.
But just like other muscles in your body (like those in your arms), if you don't use it regularly it can become weak.
However maintaining good brain health relies on more than just completing the crossword in the morning.
What causes cognitive decline?
The general cause of brain health issues is a combination of factors:
A diet lacking in essential nutrients like omega 3 fatty acids and B vitamins can affect mental performance.
Lack of sleep
Studies show that not getting enough sleep can lead to memory loss, increased stress levels, and makes us more prone to depression.
High stress levels
Stress can affect both your mental and physical health by increasing cortisol levels, which in turn can increase appetite for high-fat foods that are bad for the brain.
Lack of exercise
Regular exercise boosts blood flow to the brain, improves memory function and reduces anxiety, while reducing risk of Alzheimer's disease by as much as 50%.
What does poor brain health look like?
Poor brain health is a precursor to serious diseases and mental illness. You can't see it or feel it, but poor brain health can affect you in many ways.
A loss of cognitive skills
If someone has poor memory skills (which are part of the cognitive domain), they might forget things like where they left their keys, or which class period they have next when they're running late.
When you're unable to concentrate on a specific task, it can be difficult to complete tasks that require focus.
For example, if you're having trouble concentrating on work and are easily distracted by your colleagues or phone notifications, that could prevent you from doing your job properly.
Similarly, if you have trouble focusing on conversations with friends or family members because of the many other thoughts going through your mind, their words might not register in the way they intend them to.
Brain fog is probably the most common symptom of brain health problems. It manifests in a variety of ways and can be very frustrating to live with.
If you experience brain fog, it may be difficult for you to concentrate on tasks that require mental effort, such as reading or completing school work.
You may also find it challenging to recall information you once knew well and struggle to remember names or faces of people you encounter on a daily basis.
Even following conversations will sometimes become confusing because your brain simply doesn't seem to retain what is being said around you anymore — even if your hearing is fine.
Memory loss is a common symptom of brain health issues. Memory loss can occur as a result of:
Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia
Stroke or TIA (transient ischemic attack)
Parkinson’s disease (a neurological disorder that affects movement)
Improve cognitive function with brain supplements
Many of our supplements contain ingredients that are known to support brain health.
Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Omega-3 fatty acids are a type of fat that is crucial to brain health. Each of our one-a-day Omega-3 Fish Oil softgel capsules contains 180 mg of Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA), and 120 mg Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA).
Taking fish oil supplements containing omega-3 fatty acids helps reduce inflammation in the brain—a factor that contributes to Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative conditions.
Omega-3s also promote healthy brain cell growth and improve communication between neurons in the brain.
Vitamin E is an antioxidant that can help support the brain and heart. It also has anti-inflammatory properties, which can help prevent Alzheimer's disease.
Vitamin K is essential for strong bones and teeth, as well as good brain health. Vitamin K helps with blood clotting so you don't bleed to death if you cut yourself.
It also plays a role in keeping your brain healthy by preventing excess calcium from building up inside of blood vessels (which can lead to high blood pressure).
Vitamin C is an essential vitamin that helps to build strong connective tissues, heal wounds and boost the immune system.
It protects against infection and reduces the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure and cancer.
Vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12 and Biotin contribute to normal energy-yielding metabolism. Vitamins B2, B3, B5, B6, B12 and Folic Acid contribute to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.
Our vitamin B-complex contains all 8 essential B vitamins in a convenient one-a-day tablet.
Iron and Magnesium
Iron and magnesium are two minerals that are critical to the health of your brain. Iron is needed for the production of red blood cells and normal cognitive function, while magnesium is important for neurotransmitter activity and normal psychological function.
Our iron tablets are a combination of iron and vitamin C for maximum absorption. Each daily capsule contains 250mg of vitamin C and 14mg of iron.
The formulation in our magnesium tablets provides 375mg of magnesium per one-a-day tablet.
Vitamin D plays a role in brain development, and it's important for normal brain function. Studies have shown that people who get enough vitamin D have better memory and mental health than those who don't.
But you can have too much vitamin D, which is why our supplements are available in 3000 IU, 1000 IU and 500 IU.
High-quality, environmentally friendly, excellent value brain health supplements
It's hard to find brain health supplements that don't cost the earth - literally. But Sealions' range are not only good for the environment, but they offer great value for money too.
At Sealions we have a wide range of brain focussed products that cover all your vitamin and mineral needs. And what's more, they're all eco-friendly.
Our pouches are all fully compostable, helping us lower our carbon footprint as well as lower our margins. But rather than lining our pockets, we pass the savings on to you, so you can boost your brain health each month without spending a fortune.
While most supplement subscription companies can cost around £30.00 a month, we offer you brain supplements at a fraction of the price.
Shop brain supplements from Sealions today
So, if you choose to use supplements as part of your daily routine then make sure they're high quality, like Sealions, as not all products will be able to deliver on their promises.
With great deals on all of our vitamin and mineral supplements, better brain function and reduced brain fog can be yours at the touch of a button.
And even better, we offer speedy delivery on all of our products. So what are you waiting for? Feed your brain what it needs and reap the rewards for years to come.