• 15 September 2021



Doing something good for your brain through good nutrition and herbal substances improves memory and mental performance and probably also reduces the risk of dementia.

5.8 million kilometres, which is about 145 times the circumference of the Earth. Or the distance seven times from the Earth to the Moon and back again. That's pretty far - and yet not so far. Because a central part of human life takes place on these 5.8 million kilometres. Around 100 billion nerve cells are located there, which ensure that we can think, act and feel in the central nervous system and that our bodily functions run smoothly.

 By the way: these 5.8 million kilometres of nerve pathways are located in the brain. Yes, that's right: these millions of kilometres of nerve highways between the cerebrum, cerebellum, brain stem and diencephalon run through the organ in our head that weighs less than 1.5 kilograms. Like power cables, telephone lines and internet connections, they transport impulses, stimuli and information to the right places. They tell us when to freeze, when to blink our eye or move our big toe, when to laugh or cry, when to say something clever (or something not so clever) and, and, and. In short: without these nervous highways, we are not fit to live.

"Just as the highways are kept in good shape when we build roads, we also have to continuously do something for our data lines in our heads and thus for our brains. This improves our memory capacity, makes us more alert and agile, and also reduces the risk of dementia. At least that is what we assume," says Natura Vitalis founder Frank Felte (www.naturavitalis.de). The company from Essen has long been considered one of the leading manufacturers of natural food supplements and places the highest value on continuous further and new developments of health products on a scientific basis.

One trick to get the brain going again and again is a varied diet. Experts warn that those who have little variety on their plates run the risk of developing dementia more quickly. Brain researchers therefore advise culinary variety. They want to motivate people to regularly try out completely new recipes. New flavours in the kitchen stimulate the sensory centres in the brain and have a stimulating effect.

But what exactly is the right nutrition for the brain? Frank Felte knows the answer: "Even if they have the reputation of being harmful for the figure: carbohydrates in the form of bread, pasta or potatoes immediately improve memory performance, because they supply the body with glucose, from which the brain obtains its energy. Ideal brain food for in between meals is a banana."

 He also points to the importance of natural vital substances for strong brain performance. Several studies show, for example, that the ginkgo special extract EGb 761 can strengthen both the ability to concentrate and the memory. It also promotes blood circulation in the brain and thus improves the oxygen supply to the nerve cells.

 According to Frank Felte, vitamin B 6, vitamin B12, pantothenic acid and the trace element zinc are equally important. "Vitamin B6 and B12 each contribute to a normal function of the nervous system, to normal mental function and to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue. Pantothenic acid, on the other hand, which also contributes to a reduction in tiredness and fatigue, additionally promotes normal mental performance. Finally, the trace element zinc contributes to normal cognitive function. Furthermore, zinc also helps to protect the cells from oxidative stress." Natura Vitalis has combined these vital substances in the product "Brainfit" to regularly support the approximately 170 billion brain cells in their hard work.

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