Our brains are utterly incredible – and that’s an understatement. The most powerful object in the known universe is in your head. It’s as mysterious as it is familiar, driving our thoughts and actions, both conscious and automatic. It’s one of the hardest organs to take care of, too, even before you consider mental health. The brain is just like any other part of your body: it can get worn out and tired. Because it’s essentially in charge of your whole body, a tired brain has a knock-on effect on your whole being. Even the fittest and healthiest among us can succumb to mental fatigue, and this can get worse with age. So how do you keep the brain running at peak performance throughout your life?
Be Generally Healthy
A healthy, powerful brain should be part of a healthy, powerful body. Staying in good general health is important for obvious reasons, but the benefits to the brain are often understated compared to the physical benefits. Exercise and diet play a key role in your brain’s health and potential output. Good blood flow and carbohydrates supply the brain with the fuel it needs to work at its best. A lack of water can impair memory and focus and cause headaches, so hydration should be a top priority. One of the most overlooked areas for a healthy, happy brain is sleep. Studies have shown that sleep-starved individuals can be a greater risk on the road than those driving under the influence of alcohol. Lack of sleep severely impacts brain function: memory, reaction time, concentration and problem solving. Modern life makes it easy to burn the candle at both ends, but sleep is too important to dismiss. A powerful brain needs its rest.
Boost with Peptide Bioregulators
Modern computers take advantage of overclocking: pushing hardware past its known limits to achieve more power than it was designed to do, bringing a whole new level of performance. So is it possible to overclock the brain with a pill, like in the movie Limitless? Not yet, and maybe that’s a good thing! But you can help hold off the effects of aging on the brain with peptides, boosting your brain’s ability to repair and regenerate. Peptides are naturally occurring chemicals made up of amino acids. Almost every process in your body is dictated by peptides, making them an essential nutrient. Part of the aging process involves the slowing of the bioregulators responsible for absorbing these peptides. This can impact your organ function and repair process. That can be hard to swallow when it comes to the health of your brain. Our Cerluten® CNS Peptide gives the central nervous system, including the brain, exactly what it needs to repair. So while it’s not exactly a function-boosting super pill, it provides a boost to those essential nutrients responsible for its condition.
Are “Smart Drugs” Ever Going to Exist?
It’s a tough one to call, especially without a solid context for what being smart means. Any future drugs might have the same stigma attached to them as steroids and performance-enhancing drugs do in athletics. They may not work in the desired way at all, because compared to every other organ and system in our bodies, the brain is fiendishly complex. The heart, as elegant and brilliant as it is, is a simple pump. Even our complex network of blood vessels can be interpreted simply as piping. Because they’re simple and serve a single purpose, we can develop drugs to control how they work. We could potentially enhance one specific capability of the brain, but the brain serves so many purposes that enhancing one area may rob another of function. Think of it in terms of a body builder that only strengthens their upper body and always skips leg day. For instance, a drug to enhance focus could impact memory or emotion. There could be trade-offs that render the brain exhausted. There’s a long way to go before we can say we have a brain-wide enhancement drug – but research continues.