Looking to improve your focus? We’ve got something for you. People all over the world, from nutritionists to biohackers, are dropping their prescriptions and turning to one of nature’s most powerful alternatives.
Turmeric is known for its awesome flavour in Asian dishes but it’s a seriously powerful nootropic, too. What does this mean? Essentially, it’s packed full of brain-boosting benefits. In this article, we’re going to walk through how this powerful root works behind the scenes to give your brain an added boost. Read on to find out more.
How does turmeric affect the brain?
Turmeric has many proven benefits for neurological health. Don’t take our word for it though, let’s see what the science says.
It helps your brain to repair
We’ll start with neurogenesis. This is the creation of new neurons in the brain. The rate of this is controlled by the growth hormone BDNF (Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor).
Memory, intelligence, mood and productivity can all be enhanced by an increase in this hormone, and you guessed it, turmeric will do just that.
An increase in this hormone has also been shown to reduce the risk of neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.
Turmeric’s impact on focus
We all know what focus is, but that doesn’t make it easy to achieve. Having a clear mind and directing your complete attention to a single task can be a real challenge.
With a smartphone lighting up every few minutes, it’s no surprise this has become a real issue in the modern age.
Let’s talk about two of our absolute favourite things: serotonin and dopamine. Chemical happiness. Messengers of the nervous system. They carry information relating to happiness, wellbeing, appetite, emotions, cognitive function and more.
The curcumin in turmeric boosts the production of these chemicals in the brain, resulting in an increase in all of the above.
Combine this curcumin with the right environment and you’ve got yourself a recipe for absolute focus and concentration.
So, whether you’re trying to achieve a specific goal or just looking to improve your overall cognition, turmeric is one root you don’t want to miss out on.
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