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What are Nootropics? 4 Steps for Long Term Brain Health

What are Nootropics? 4 Steps for Long Term Brain Health
Today we welcome the Gaia Herbs Team to the blog to share this article about brain health!
Maintaining thought and memory function consistently ranks near the top of people’s long-term health wish lists. How our brain ages is not completely under our control. However, research has shown declining memory can start as early as age 30, so, it’s not surprising that what we do in our younger and mid-life years can impact the kind of old age we’ll enjoy. 
Enter nootropic herbs. Nootropic herbs are plants that support mental performance, such as cognition and memory.* Combine them with a healthy, active lifestyle. This may help strengthen your mind not just in the present moment, but also for the long haul.*

1. What To Take: Nootropic Herbs

Gaia Herbs has developed a new line of vegan nootropic supplements to help your brain stay healthy and active, using traditional herbs that nourish the mind.*
Bacopa is a full-spectrum single-herb extract designed to support brain health during all stages of life.* Suitable for everyone from college students to retired folks, Bacopa is a treasured herb from the Ayurvedic tradition that supports overall cognitive health.* Gaia Herbs is proud to grow and cultivate some of the finest-quality Bacopa monnieri in the world, in our own Greenhouse in North Carolina, becoming one of the only U.S. sources for this Ayurvedic herb.
Nootropic Focus™ is a targeted formula made with a revitalizing blend of Saffron, Lemon Balm, and Spearmint that is formulated to help you keep up with the competing demands of a fast-paced life.* It’s a good choice for busy parents balancing work and home duties or active professionals who need to sharpen their concentration.*

2. Nourish Body

Taking good care of your body is an important part of taking good care of your mind. As much as we like to think of them as separate, the body and brain are intimately connected. Therefore, eating well, getting plenty of sleep, and exercising regularly will benefit your mental state as much as your physical form.

3. Nourish Mind

Another way to keep your mind agile is to challenge it regularly. Your brain is like a muscle; it needs exercise to stay fit. Playing memory games, doing a daily crossword or Sudoku puzzle, learning a new language, taking a class at your local community college, or picking up an instrument are all ways to actively work your brain.

4. Nourish Spirit

Staying socially connected is also important for brain health. We are social creatures, after all. Perhaps not surprisingly, elders who feel loved and cared for are more likely to enjoy good brain health. Social connections can come from family or friends, but you can also expand your social circle by volunteering or taking part in group activities.
Better habits, better brain health. Take your herbs. Treat your body well. Exercise your mind. Stay connected. The secret to long-term brain health may really be that simple.*
Let us know how you nourish your brain in the comments below. Three people in the comment section won a bottle of  Gaia Nootropic Focus. That giveaway is now CLOSED, but follow us and be on the lookout for future giveaways!
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Comments

  • Alison Vega February 27, 2020 at 2:38 pm

    I nourish my brain by doing Pilates and Yoga and by staying sharp mentally by going back to college to learn new skills.

    • Fruitful Yield March 5, 2020 at 1:05 pm

      Congratulations, you are a Nootropic prize winner! We will email you shortly. Please respond within a week to claim your prize.

  • Laura miller February 27, 2020 at 9:28 pm

    I exercise daily and joined a book club at work !

    • Fruitful Yield March 10, 2020 at 1:44 pm

      Awesome, keep up the great work! Unfortunately, this giveaway is now closed, but keep on the lookout for future blog giveaways!

  • Patricia Aguirre February 27, 2020 at 10:26 pm

    I nourish my brain by eating healthy; including a variety of vegetables and fish for the omega3.

    • Fruitful Yield March 5, 2020 at 1:05 pm

      Congratulations, you are a Nootropic prize winner! We will email you shortly. Please respond within a week to claim your prize.

  • Julie F February 28, 2020 at 6:27 am

    Unfortunately, I don't do enough. I work a lot and don't have a lot of down time. When I do have down time, I still like to keep my brain active by doing arts/crafts, soduko, playing with my dog, or listening to a book. I have done some meditation to help me sleep, because I have trouble falling asleep most nights, but I have a difficult time focusing. My second job with Norwex is slowing down a bit, so I hope to do more of the things I enjoy, and work less!

    • Fruitful Yield March 5, 2020 at 1:05 pm

      Congratulations, you are a Nootropic prize winner! We will email you shortly. Please respond within a week to claim your prize.

  • Zoe March 10, 2020 at 8:57 am

    I exercise daily and juicing fresh fruits (beets, carrots, apple, lemon ) every morning. Daily consume nuts.

    • Fruitful Yield March 10, 2020 at 1:43 pm

      Those are some great habits! Unfortunately, this giveaway is now closed, but keep on the lookout for future blog giveaways!

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