Your Brain Makes Us Who We Are.
Everyone’s brain is unlike each other. Different behaviors and lifestyles makes everyone’s brain shaped distinctly. Meaning they also work individually. Your brain alters throughout your life. For instance, learning new things can change its shape, make some areas larger or some areas smaller. This is why everyone learns at different rates and different ways. Brain health is essential to keep your learning and growing on track.
Neuroplasiticy is the brain’s ability to adapt to learning something new or to heal itself from injury or disease, When neuroplasticity happens nerve cells rush to adjust in response to new activities, situations, or environment. If one side of your brain is injured, the other side will start to take over while it is forming new connections. Also if you start learning a new habit, like to play the piano, whatever section of your brain being used will grow larger, because the nerve cells in that area are highly active.
How Your Brain Change
There are 3 different ways the brain can change. Chemical changes, which can affect the short-term memory. Structural changes, which affects long-term memory. And functional changes that affects new areas of development. Each way can either damage or reinforce your brain. These alterations can impact basic tasks such as thinking, feeling, and memory.
Chemical changes in your brain are when neurons or transmitters become destroyed they are unable to carry their signals to the brain cells which disrupts it from doing its job. Illnesses like dementia, depression and anxiety start taking place.
There are 4 primary chemicals in your brain that affect happiness: Dopamine, Oxytocin, Serotonin, and Endorphins. Each chemical is activated in a different way and do different jobs. Dopamine, for example, can influence your productivity, oxytocin is considered the love hormone, serotonin impacts your mood and feelings, and endorphins are what helps you through pain. Lacking in one of those areas? You need to boost that certain chemical. What causes these chemical changes? Addiction to drugs and alcohol are the usual culprits. However eating habits and processed food are becoming more of the problem in modern lifestyles.
Structural changes are what happens to the brain after the illnesses that have begun . When Alzheimer’s starts to progress brain cells die off and brain tissue disappears causing your brain to actually shrink!
There are three parts of the brain. The cerebrum, the cerebellum, and the brain stem. First the cerebrum also know as the cortex is the part we associate as the whole brain. This part controls all the high functions such as thoughts and actions. Next cerebellum controls the timing over voluntary muscle activity like balance, and coordination. And finally, the brain stem helps your body function correctly with breathing, heart functions, and consciousness.
Best way to prevent bad structural changes is to strengthen your brain with stimulation. Doing word searches or crossword puzzles, anything to get your it working .
Functional and structural changes go hand in hand. Learning something new, good or bad, functional changes begin. Then structural changes happen. Stimulating your brain with a new habit your brain will move and can get bigger. When something hurtful happens to you it will reorganize itself and make a “mental note” to prevent that again. This is where your fight or flight response kicks in.
Did You Know?
- Takes about 10,000 hours for something to become long-term memory
- Short term memory isn’t actually learning its just memorizing.
- Takes about 25 years for your brain to become fully mature
- We have about 70,000 thought per day
- The brain is the fattest organ in out body. That’s why good fats are brain healthy!
- Uses only about 20% of our body’s energy
- A human brain can generate 12-25 watts of electricity!
- Millennial’s are more forgetful that Baby Boomer.
- There is a second “brain” in the intestines that has about 100,000 neurons, This is why gut health is so important!
- Bacteria in the gut make serotonin
- Heart problems can affect your brain. A heart healthy diet is best!
Things To Help Your Brain Health
- Lack of sleep affects brain function . Go ahead and take a nap!
- A diet in low-fat and high fruits and vegetables also know as the Mediterranean Diet is best.
- Exercise can boost dopamine which is the chemical in your brain that helps you not procrastinate
- Cardio increases the blood flow to your brain helping all the chemicals work correctly
- Learning new things increases cells causing your brain to grow
- Social activity will not only stimulate you but increase the happy chemicals preventing depression and dementia
- Anti-oxidants found in berries to protect the brain
How Can Plexus Help Your Brain
Everything in your health is in your gut, your brain is no different. Anything released into out stomachs or gut gets into our blood stream and it delivered to your brain. Including bad bacteria, good bacteria, minerals, vitamins, and chemicals. To keep healthy we need to make sure we are killing the bad bacteria and letting all the good stuff in.
Plexus’s X-Factor Plus contains powerful micro-biomes that will protect your gut from bad bacteria.
One is grape seed extract a powerful anti-oxidant that in clinical studies have shown to help with difficulty in sleeping. Sleeping will help repair and protect the brain.
X-Factor also contains Vitamin D3 which is a natural occurring vitamin in the body that can help brain function. Also most other Multi-vitamins only contain D2 which is less productive.
This powerful multi-vitamin also contains a high potency of B vitamins essential for healthy brain function.
Another great ingredient in X-Factor is Aloe Extract. Aloe Vera plays an important role in your health because it increases blood flow to the brain and aids the body in serotonin production. Studies have also shown it to increase memory and the ability to learn while decreasing depression.
Black currant is also found in Plexus X-Factor Plus. Which is another powerful anti-oxidant, that is believed to improve mood and attention while reducing mental fatigue. Black currant also slows down certain enzymes that break down chemicals in the brain.
Magnesium helps with brain function. If you are deficient in magnesium you may have “brain fog”. This mineral can help with memory and improve learning abilities. Magnesium can help with stress and your mood. Metal minerals like zinc and copper help deliver oxygen to the brain and kill toxic free radicals. These minerals are in X-Factor Plus also.
Brain Benefits of Plexus X-Factor Plus
- Supports healthy nerve and muscle function. These functions are born in the brain.
- Helps maintain a healthy heart. Healthy heart means healthy blood will get to your brain.
- Protects against free radical damage.
- Boosts energy levels which will prevent procrastination
- Promotes mental clarity and concentration
- Improves mood
- Enhances cognitive functions
- Contains 19 vitamins and minerals
- Contains reservatrol which is found in red wine and grapes
- Non-GMO, Gluten Free, 100% Vegetarian, Allergen Free
Plexus’s VitalBiome is a probiotic supplement to help balance the micro-biome in your gut. Micro-biomes are the network of bacteria in your gut. Bacteria in your gut can control how you feel.
Most of the serotonin is actually found in the gut not your brain. Your gut secretes chemical neurotransmitters which is then carried to your brain.
Because of today’s lifestyle of processed food, lack of sleep, stress and anxiety damages the good micro-biome leading to something called dysbiosis. Dybiosis is an unbalanced gut meaning more bad bacteria than good bacteria. VitalBiome seeds the gut delivering more good bacteria. How do you know if you need VitalBiome? Stress, mood swings,anxiety and the inability to relax.
Brain Benefits of Plexus VitalBiome
- Improves mood
- Reduces stress and anxiety
- Promotes relaxation
- Stabilizes stress hormones
- Non- GMO
There’s an energy crisis in the US, 85% of Americans say they wake up feeling tired. One third of adults say they don’t have enough energy to perform daily tasks. Thankfully there’s Plexus Edge which is much better than chugging energy drink full of sugar or cups of coffee all day.
Plexus Edge only has 3 key ingredients to help you gain more energy, enhances your mood, and better concentration. Firstly, natural coffee which we all know increases energy, but natural coffee also is absorbed into the blood stream which travels to the brain and blocks an inhibitory neurotransmitter than can improve mood, energy and brain function.
L-Theanine is the next ingredient in Plexus Edge, is an amino acid not usually found in our diets. It produces neurotransmitters and relaxing agents but it does not induce sleep. L-Theanine reduces depression and anxiety while increasing creativity and memory because it increases serotonin. Studies have also show that it can help with ADD/ADHD.
Last ingredient is Theacrine which is like caffeine but studies show that it doesn’t gain a tolerance level like caffeine.
Brain Benefits of Plexus Edge
- Sharper thinking
- Improves mood
- Improves concentration and focus
- Healthy energy
- No artificial ingredients, gluten-free, non GMO, vegetarian
Best regimen to stay healthy is to take Plexus’s VitalBiome and X-Factor with your breakfast. Then Plexus Edge as needed but always before late afternoon. For the best overall health combine those with Plexus Triplex combo!
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Also check out my last blog on eye health here How Plexus X-Factor Plus Helps Eye Health