There’s a reason the mind-body connection starts with the mind. It’s no secret that as we age, or even just during stressful seasons of our lives, cognitive function can take a hit. Preserving brain function is vital to living well and staying present for a long time.
Cognitive challenges can show up in subtle ways. For example, have you ever been in a social setting and for the life of you, cannot remember someone’s name? We’ve all been there.
This can be one example of an awkward cognitive challenge that we face under stress or as we get older. The good news is there’s an excuse and a possible remedy for those moments and it’s a hormone called pregnenolone. Pregnenolone is secreted by the adrenal glands, and it’s known as the “cognition hormone.” It’s the master hormone in the cascade of our hormones. It is gender neutral and can be depleted by stress, illness, and age. The best way to determine whether you have a deficit is with a blood test that can be run through LabCorp or Quest.
If your pregnenolone level is determined or suspected to be low, you may want to consider adding a conservative dose of pregnenolone to your morning regimen, such as our Pregnenolone 25mg capsules. Most times, 1 capsule daily is enough for most people to feel an improvement in memory and recall within a couple of weeks of starting this supplement.
Optimizing your vitamin B levels can be supportive of cognition as well, especially B12. Our Blu Methyl B supplement is a bio-available methylated B complex that supports mood, cognition, and neuromuscular function, and can be an excellent complement to pregnenolone. B vitamins assist in fighting brain fog, supporting energy, mood and part of phase II liver detoxification, called methylation.
Some people have a higher need for B12 than others, and additional B12 may be needed. Your B12 level and other Vitamin B levels, such as Folate (B9) and Vitamin B6 can be measured via a lab test as well if you suspect your levels may be low. B vitamins are safe and water soluble, and they are generally safe for most people to take.
Check with your health care provider to see if pregnenolone or methylated B vitamins are right for you.