Pandemic Brain Fog Treatment
Pandemic Brain Fog Treatment
Feeling foggy lately? You’re not alone. In 2020, life as we know it abruptly changed around the world. Work, social interactions, recreation, and exercise habits were disrupted—exponentially so for caregivers and parents. “Pandemic brain”, a 2020’s spin on brain fog, has emerged as a growing issue within a very serious, broader mental health pandemic. In this article we discuss natural pandemic brain fog treatment to address the key symptoms and help get you feeling back to your old self.
Brain Fog Symptoms
We have chosen four premium natural health products, detailed below, to directly combat these signs of pandemic brain:
• Anxiety and/or moderate depression
• Mood imbalances like increased sensitivity and irritability
• Decreased mental capacity
• Lower productivity & creativity
• Low energy
• Impaired concentration
Prolonged exposure to cortisol, the body’s primary stress hormone, puts us at risk for all of the above. While there is such a thing as “good stress” that can motivate and propel us, there is that clear line we occasionally cross, with negative impacts to our bodies and minds. Cortisol increases the risk of heart disease, sleep disruptions, mood disorders like anxiety and depression, and much more. Let’s bust through some clouds and fight brain fog, hack productivity, and boost support memory, focus, and energy!*
Mental Health Fitness
Keeping our moods balanced and brains fit throughout all life stages become a higher priority when life pressures build up and also after 40 as we notice increasing effects of aging. Proper nutrition, sleep, exercise, deep breathing, and keeping stimulated with work and hobbies go a long way towards reaching these important goals. But when the impacts of additional challenges, like workplace burnout, advancing age—and societal upheaval—start to weigh on us, it’s a great idea to learn about the additional support available through natural nutrition and supplementation.
Stress & Mood
CanPrev Synergy B
B-Complex with L-Theanine (“the happy amino acid”)
60 Vegetable Capsules (30-day supply)
After personally trying Synergy B for 4 weeks, I can report noticeable calming and energy-balancing effects that last all day. This is a full spectrum and high-potency blend of all the vitamin B forms, plus their relatives choline and inositol, as well as spirulina for an added organic source of B vitamins and minerals. Take earlier in the day, to avoid staying too energized close to bedtime.
CanPrev Magnesium Bis-Glycinate 200
Magnesium in Bis-Glycinate form
240 vegetable capsules (7-8 month supply)
Magnesium’s popularity is soaring. Different forms of magnesium support the body differently, and its versatility and necessity is the reason behind this growth. Magnesium is one mineral that our bodies need in large quantity. Unfortunately, our food sources (especially processed food) lack the magnesium we need. Low brain magnesium appears to be linked to depression. Supplementing with magnesium as a treatment for depression (mild to moderate) and Generalized Anxiety Disorder was found to be effective in a 2016 study of 112 subjects. Can-Prev’s proprietary magnesium bis-glycinate is very well tolerated and free from bowel disturbance and other side effects. My experience using CanPrev’s product has been wonderful. Taking it in the morning has provided a very long lasting sense of calm, and taking it two hours before bedtime has really improved my sleep. Magnesium should be taken at least two hours apart from many prescription medications, to avoid interaction. Check with your pharmacist if you are unsure.
Brain Fog Busters
CanPrev Mind-Pro Formula
Phosphatidylserine, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Ginkgo biloba, Bacopa monniera, Choline & B6, B12 & Folic Acid
120 softgels (30-day supply)
Focus, memory and task organization came back! After one week I could firmly detect some new trends: less distraction, improved recollection, and feeling more like my old self. Mind-Pro is hands down the best nootropic (cognitive enhancer) I have ever tried. Mind-Pro’s formula clears away brain fog on several fronts: improved brain circulation, neurotransmitter production, and superb antioxidant strengthening and protection.
Cellular Defence Complex
Resveratrol, Quercetin, Grape Seed, CoQ10, Black Currant & Bilberry
60 vegetable capsules (1 to 2 month supply)
Research and interest surrounding resveratrol’s benefits for neural plasticity, mood, cognition and stress is growing. Studies have shown a variety of benefits: reduction of corticosterone, related to cortisol, “the stress hormone”, lifespan extension and cell survival in yeast and improvement of cognitive performance in menopausal women. The protective effect of resveratrol in the brain provides antidepressant-like action by fighting neurotoxicity induced by corticosterone. Resveratrol is a polyphenol antioxidant found in red wine, dark chocolate and cranberries. Grapes, cocoa and various plants produce resveratrol to protect from stress, fungal infection and ultraviolet radiation. Avoid use if you’re taking blood pressure or anticoagulant medication.
*Disclaimer: all information provided here is for educational and awareness purposes only and is not intended to be used in place of medical advice from your qualified healthcare provider. Use this information to supplement, not replace, recommendations from your doctor or healthcare provider.
Written by Ian Batt
Ian is a natural health & wellness marketing veteran, with a background in retail, wholesale, regulatory compliance, ecommerce and group fitness. He is a dog dad, entrepreneur, certified yoga teacher and outdoor enthusiast who now calls Toronto home.
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