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A multivitamin may support everyday brain function, new research reveals

Photo caption: Brain Support Multivitamin contains zinc, iron and iodine to help with normal cognitive function.

Taking a multivitamin every day may help support cognitive function and improve focus and memory retention in older adults.

New research suggests that multivitamin and mineral supplementation has an effect on cognitive function. A randomized clinical trial and meta-analysis of three cognitive studies investigated the impact a multivitamin has on cognitive abilities versus placebo. The results showed that daily multivitamin and mineral supplementation significantly benefits both global cognition and episodic memory. The magnitude of effect on global cognition was equivalent to reducing cognitive ageing by two years.  These findings within the trial support the benefits of a daily multivitamin and mineral supplement in preventing cognitive decline among older adults (Vyas et al. 2024).

Keeping focused with an ethical solution

Here at Viridian Nutrition, we offer several multivitamins including one which is specifically targeted towards brain support. The Viridian Brain Support Multivitamin includes ingredients such as brahmi and choline.

Brahmi extract is an adaptogenic herb which we source in India, where the climate and soil conditions provides optimal potency of the botanical. It is a herb which has been used in Ayurveda practice for hundreds of years. Viridian Brain Support Multivitamin provides a therapeutic dose based on human clinical research. Previous research has also shown that choline is a key nutrient for memory function and 200mg is a therapeutic dose to provide these benefits.

This multivitamin formula also contains a full spectrum of the B vitamins as well as elevated vitamin B12, which is a key nutrient required for brain development that is fundamental in the role in preventing disorders in the central nervous system. Furthermore, vitamins B1, B6, B12, folic acid and vitamin C all contribute to normal physiological function and the normal function of the nervous system.

In addition to this, the Viridian Brain Support Multivitamin offers a powerful blend of nutrients such as zinc, iron, and iodine, all of which contribute to normal cognitive function.

Oxidative stress appears to be a major factor and cause of many human diseases. The Brain Support Multivitamin includes vitamins B2, C, E, and zinc all of which contribute to the protection of cells from oxidative stress.

Conclusion

The findings show taking a daily multivitamin can be an effective approach to protecting against cognitive decline during the ageing process. The use of a daily multivitamin such as Brain Support Multi can be an accessible way of supporting everyday brain function.

Author: James Pugh, BSc, is a Nutrition Advisor at Viridian Nutrition. He holds a BSc honours degree in Sport & Exercise Nutrition.

References:

Vyas CM, Manson JE, Sesso HD, Cook NR, Rist PM, Weinberg A, Moorthy MV, Baker LD, Espeland MA, Yeung LK, Brickman AM, Okereke OI. Effect of multivitamin-mineral supplementation versus placebo on cognitive function: results from the clinic subcohort of the COcoa Supplement and Multivitamin Outcomes Study (COSMOS) randomized clinical trial and meta-analysis of 3 cognitive studies within COSMOS. Am J Clin Nutr. 2024 Mar;119(3):692-701. doi: 10.1016/j.ajcnut.2023.12.011. 

Effect of multivitamin-mineral supplementation versus placebo on cognitive function: results from the clinic subcohort of the COcoa Supplement and Multivitamin Outcomes Study (COSMOS) randomized clinical trial and meta-analysis of 3 cognitive studies within COSMOS - ScienceDirect

The information contained in this article is not intended to treat, diagnose or replace the advice of a health practitioner. Please consult a qualified health practitioner if you have a pre-existing health condition or are currently taking medication. Food supplements should not be used as a substitute for a varied and balanced diet.

 




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