Brain supplements?

Discussion in 'Strength & Conditioning Discussion' started by dudeguyman, Jun 3, 2018.

  1. dudeguyman

    dudeguyman Kosen Ju-Jitsu

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2017
    Messages:
    1,049
    Likes Received:
    711
    Location:
    minneapolis, minnesota
    Recently got PCS(post concussive syndrome), any advice for vitamins good for my brain? Coupled with a healthy lifestyle of course...
     
  2. Lord Palis

    Lord Palis ♔ Alt alright

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2012
    Messages:
    18,213
    Likes Received:
    19,188
    Location:
    ✌ @King_Palis
    Alpha brain dawg

    [​IMG]
     
    Robocok, hiphopnazi and Thunderhead like this.
  3. dudeguyman

    dudeguyman Kosen Ju-Jitsu

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2017
    Messages:
    1,049
    Likes Received:
    711
    Location:
    minneapolis, minnesota
    <6>
    <GSPWoah>
     
  4. ThunderL1ps

    ThunderL1ps Black Belt

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2013
    Messages:
    6,364
    Likes Received:
    2,683
    Everyone is different.....but.....MCT oil?
     
  5. Phlog

    Phlog Dad Belt

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2012
    Messages:
    9,335
    Likes Received:
    6,324
    Fish oils have been proven to have a positive effect in reducing inflammation in the brain. It has a protective effect and is recommended in high doses immediately after a concussion.
     
    Robocok, Thunderhead and dudeguyman like this.
  6. dudeguyman

    dudeguyman Kosen Ju-Jitsu

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2017
    Messages:
    1,049
    Likes Received:
    711
    Location:
    minneapolis, minnesota
    Just took my first two 45 mins ago, about 6 weeks late I guess but better late than never.
     
    Phlog likes this.
  7. hearthstone25

    hearthstone25 Green Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2013
    Messages:
    1,307
    Likes Received:
    592
    First thought when reading your thread title was Joe Rogan
     
    dudeguyman likes this.
  8. jgarner

    jgarner Red Belt

    Joined:
    May 12, 2015
    Messages:
    8,754
    Likes Received:
    7,482
    Water is good for your brain.
     
  9. 7even

    7even Orange Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2016
    Messages:
    459
    Likes Received:
    450
    You can get MCT by eating coconut oil.
     
  10. dudeguyman

    dudeguyman Kosen Ju-Jitsu

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2017
    Messages:
    1,049
    Likes Received:
    711
    Location:
    minneapolis, minnesota
    <28>
     
    jgarner likes this.
  11. ThunderL1ps

    ThunderL1ps Black Belt

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2013
    Messages:
    6,364
    Likes Received:
    2,683
    MCT oil is a bit like getting ketones to your brain without having to go into ketosis.

    I had a neuro feedback doctor suggest MCT oil and it was better than the coconut oil I had been putting in my smoothies -- but I was also taking other things too.

    I did the fish oil and it didn't do anything for me. One of the best things was something called lithium orotate which is a trace mineral, like sodium or magnesium. Very affordable and worked wonders on my PTSD type symptoms of my PCS.
     
    Last edited: Jun 6, 2018
    7even likes this.
  12. YukisHeart

    YukisHeart Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2009
    Messages:
    4,323
    Likes Received:
    1,235
    Human studies suggest good old-fashioned creatine improves brain performance:

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1691485/

    At least two mouse studies suggest the DHA in fish oil helps brains to recover from concussive trauma:

    http://www.ergo-log.com/dha-combined-with-exercise-protects-brain-against-knocks.html

    http://www.ergo-log.com/fishoilboxers.html

    Rat studies suggest Acetyl-L-carnitine (ALCAR) helps deteriorating brains function better by increasing synaptic neurotransmission:

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/20590847/
     
    Phlog likes this.
  13. MarloStanfield

    MarloStanfield The Wild Colonial Boy

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2010
    Messages:
    14,284
    Likes Received:
    11,590
    Location:
    K-hole
    I think Elon Musk came out with some brain pill but I haven’t looked into it yet I keep forgetting
     
    dudeguyman likes this.
  14. Sano

    Sano Black Belt

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2011
    Messages:
    5,623
    Likes Received:
    9,378
    Location:
    Denmark
    I'm just gonna post this here. I did a writeup with guidelines after a concussion, and in dealing with PCS, over at the standup section. It includes dietary considerations. If anybody is interested there is a short preface in part 1 of the pathyphysiology of concussions.

    http://forums.sherdog.com/posts/141793919/
     
  15. Sano

    Sano Black Belt

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2011
    Messages:
    5,623
    Likes Received:
    9,378
    Location:
    Denmark
    Interesting. This article was a very good read on lithium orotate. Does seem like it actually works for BPD, anxiety and PTSD, but there might be some side effects that you'd have to take into consideration.

    https://www.superfoodly.com/lithium-orotate/
     
  16. jgarner

    jgarner Red Belt

    Joined:
    May 12, 2015
    Messages:
    8,754
    Likes Received:
    7,482
    You're in luck because that Miller High Life you've been drinking is basically water.
     
  17. ThunderL1ps

    ThunderL1ps Black Belt

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2013
    Messages:
    6,364
    Likes Received:
    2,683
    I noticed improvement with as little as 5 mgs within 2-3 days. The most I used was 15 mgs to see how much better things could get and I didn't notice any difference. I used it for about 4-6 months. I doubt anyone would have any sort of side effects with those smaller amounts.
     
    Sano likes this.
  18. MandirigmaFit

    MandirigmaFit Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2013
    Messages:
    657
    Likes Received:
    269
    Location:
    Downtown Los Angeles
    Creatine, fish oil, and more food.
     
    dudeguyman likes this.

Share This Page