Thoughts on Better Aging

How to Clear Your Brain Fog

July 8th, 2018

Get ideas on steps you can take to maintain and improve mental clarity as you age

As if the many visible changes in your body weren’t enough to deal with, the aging process also affects your mind. In addition to memory problems, you may find it more and more difficult to focus, concentrate, and even think clearly. This kind of mental fogginess can be frustrating, embarrassing, and worrisome—especially as you consider what could happen if you suffer further cognitive decline in the coming years.

The good news is that brain fog can be treated and improved. Here are some steps you can take to help clear your brain fog and protect your memory and brain health.

Get More Sleep

If you’re not getting 8 hours of quality, restful sleep per night, this could be a major contributing factor to your brain fog. Basically, if your brain isn’t rested, you can’t expect it to deliver top cognitive performance.

De-Stress

Stress is toxic to brain and body. When present in large amounts or for extended periods of time, the stress hormone cortisol disrupts brain chemistry and brain function, causing memory problems and more. Stress can even result in the loss of brain volume over time.

Balance Your Hormones

For both men and women, age-related hormone decline can cause forgetfulness, poor concentration, and lack of focus. When hormone decline is the main cause of brain fog, hormone replacement therapy can restore mental clarity.

Check Your Diet

Your diet has a big impact on how your body and your brain function. For example, if you eat a lot of sugary foods, you may be trapped in a cycle where your blood sugar rises sharply and then crashes to below normal, at which point you will experience brain fog. Brain fog can also be triggered by food allergies or sensitivities to things like gluten, MSG, aspartame, peanuts, and dairy.

Boost Brain Function with Supplements

A wide variety of supplements work as nootropics—meaning they improve cognitive function, concentration, memory, and other brain functions. While there are many excellent supplements to try, we have two suggestions to give you a starting point: B-12 and RG3. Vitamin B-12 is essential for brain function, yet many people are deficient in this nutrient. We offer prescription B-12 injections that make it easy to make sure you’re getting enough of this essential vitamin. We also offer RG3 nasal spray. Derived from panax ginseng, RG3 is a powerful anti-aging compound that helps protect neurons from damage from inflammation and oxidation, while also promoting the development of new neurons. RG3 can enhance memory and mental focus.

Do You Have a Medical Condition?

Brain fog can be a symptom of certain medical conditions such as anemia, depression, diabetes, chronic fatigue syndrome, and autoimmune diseases. If you have a medical condition, it’s important to get treatment for the underlying condition before you take additional steps to clear your brain fog.

Want to Learn More?

If you would like to learn more about how Renew Youth’s treatments can help you protect your brain health as you age, contact us today.

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