If you struggle with poor focus, mental fatigue or confusion, brain fog may be the culprit. Though not a medically recognized condition, brain fog is a common complaint. Generally speaking, brain fog is a dysfunction in your ability to focus, learn and remember. 🤔
Brain fog (or mental fog) feels different to different people. In general, people report feeling as though a fog surrounds them. It may feel as though the fog is both around you and inside your head.
This foggy feeling leads to other symptoms of brain fog. We’ve laid down seven of the symptoms you may experience as a result of brain fog.
😐 Lack of Focus – You struggle more than usual to focus on your work tasks.
😐 Lack of Mental Clarity – An inability to think clearly or grasp a thought.
Forgetfulness – You walk into a room but don’t remember why.
😐 Slower Decision Making – You battle more than usual to make up your mind.
Fatigue & Irritability – You feel tired and irritated all the time, despite getting adequate sleep.
😐 Low Energy – You no longer have the energy required to do daily tasks.
😐 Slowed Learning – You take longer to process and understand information.
Causes of Brain Fog:
- Poor Dietary Choices
- Allergies & Food Intolerances
- Health Conditions
- Inadequate Sleep
- Age Related Hormonal Changes
What to do:
👉 Eat Healthy Fats: Choose "healthy fats" that come from nuts, seeds and vegetables — olive oil, avocado oil, and walnut oil. These contain omega-3 fatty acids, which play a critical role in brain health.
👉 Sleep more: An estimated 35% of American adults get less than 7 to 9 hours of sleep per night, the recommended amount.
👉 Eat Antioxidant-Rich Fruits & Vegetables: Antioxidants positively impact memory and other cognitive functions. An antioxidant counteracts the harmful effects of free radicals, which otherwise will go around cells causing damage.
👉 Exercise: In addition to protecting the circulatory system, exercise stimulates your body to release hormones that improve brain health, particularly in the areas of mood and energy.
👉 Brain Fog Supplements: While it's always best to get your nutrition from your food, sometimes you need an extra boost of one nutrient or another.
Complete Body Labs offers several nutritional supplements that support brain health.
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