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What’s up, my friends!
I'm Dr. Titus Chiu and this is The Modern Brain.
In this video, I'm going to be sharing with you the top five supplements for concussion.
It Started with A Tragedy
Over 20 years ago, I was in a horrible car accident that nearly took my life.
I broke three ribs and dislocated my shoulder but thank God I survived.
However, I ended up with chronic pain and suffered from a concussion.
Along the way, over the course of those 20 years, I experimented with a lot of different treatments, techniques, and practices to heal my brain from my concussion.
Today, I'm going to be sharing with you one of the biggest takeaways that I learned along that journey: the use of supplements.
In this video, I will be sharing the top five supplements that I used in my quest to save my brain from a concussion.
The first supplement is DHA or docosahexaenoic acid.
DHA is a fatty acid found in the membranes surrounding all of your brain cells. It's crucial for neuronal communication.
It also activates a gene related to BDNF or the brain-derived neurotrophic factor, which is what I call “miracle grow” for your brain. BDNF is crucial for neuroplasticity and healing.
If your levels of DHA aren't enough, the communication between your brain cells just won't work properly.
It will be slowed and it will be muffled and you can experience symptoms such as:
That's why DHA is the number one BrainSAVE! supplement for concussion.
BrainSAVE! supplement number two is magnesium threonate.
Magnesium is a master mineral that's involved in over 300 enzymatic processes in your body and your brain YET it's one of the most common mineral deficiencies in the United States.
Magnesium supports neuroplasticity and is able to stabilize unstable brain cells.
Unstable brain cells can be the root cause of your slow concussion recovery, as well as cause your setbacks and symptoms.
When we attach magnesium to a compound known as “threonate”, it escorts and chaperones the magnesium across the blood-brain barrier. This is the protective covering surrounding your brain. So threonate allows the magnesium to cross the blood-brain barrier, giving magnesium access to the "hottest nightclubs in town" in your brain cells.
So that's why magnesium threonate is the second BrainSAVE! supplement for concussion.
The third BrainSAVE! supplement for concussion is glutathione.
I'm running low on my personal supply here.
Glutathione is your brain's master antioxidant. It’s produced by your liver cells as well as brain cells that we call astrocytes.
It powerfully quenches free radicals that are damaging for your mitochondria, as well as brain cells.
It also helps enhance the removal of toxins from your brain and your body.
You can take glutathione as a supplement but I prefer what we call the liposomal delivery form.
Here, the glutathione is inside tiny packets that are called liposomes. This protects it from being broken down by your digestive system, so it can reach more of your brain cells and mitochondria that need it.
This is why liposomal glutathione is the third BrainSAVE! supplement for concussion.
(This actually tastes pretty good it's got a little minty flavor.)
Next, we have the fourth BrainSAVE! supplement for concussion: gingko biloba.
Gingko biloba has been used in Chinese medicine for over 5,000 years. Wow, that is a long time!
Gingko biloba improves circulation to your brain. It protects your brain from stress-induced cell death, and it also activates your genes that make glutathione.
This is why gingko biloba is the fourth BrainSAVE! supplement for concussion.
And finally, the fifth brain says supplement for concussion is curcumin.
Curcumin is a polyphenol found in the spice turmeric. This compound gives turmeric that rich bold orange color.
It has been used in Chinese and Indian medicine as well as Persian cooking for thousands of years. It is a very powerful anti-inflammatory compound.
I like to take it in a form that has additional oils such as turmeric oil. This enhances the absorption as well as the utilization of curcumin by your brain cells.
This is why curcumin is the fifth top BrainSAVE! supplement for concussion.
And so there you have it the top five brain safe supplements for concussion. To recap, we have:
Curcumin tastes pretty good. I can actually taste the spice here! It’s delicious.
By incorporating the top five BrainSAVE! supplements into your routine, you can accelerate your recovery from your concussion.
As always before starting any supplement protocol, do check with your doctor to make sure that it's alright for you. In addition to checking with your doctor for the right dosage, make sure that you start slowly and introduce the supplements one at a time.
DO's and DONT's
If you haven't taken supplements before, choose high-quality supplements that you get from reputable sources that you know and trust. Don't skimp on safety or quality just to try to save a few pennies or bucks here and there.
Do think of supplements as an investment in your overall health as well as a fantastic way to fix your brain faster from your concussions.
Speed-up Your Healing Process with these Supplements
I know trying to heal your brain from the concussion can be a really long and frustrating drawn-out journey.
The great news is by incorporating just a few simple rituals into your self-care routine can powerfully accelerate your healing process.
It worked for me, and I know the same as possible for you.
My name is Dr. Titus Chiu and thanks so much for watching.
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Again, thanks so much for watching my name is Dr Titus Chiu, and this has been The Modern Brain.
Cheers to your health!