Mental health and cognitive issues are a true pandemic. Whether it’s mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety, bipolar, and addiction, or issues related to brain function such as poor memory, brain fog, ADHD, or the increase in early onset cognitive decline for people over the age of 50, more people than ever are complaining about suboptimal brain function.
Why is there an Increase in Mental Health Issues?
The degradation of the mental health is due to multiple factors including:
Never before in human history has chronic stress been so high and constant. Increased financial worries, lack of control over politics, global fear, and more have contributed to heightened chronic stress.
Increased Sugar and Carb Consumption
It is known that a high-carb diet is linked to high blood sugar levels and that leads to an unstable mood. Furthermore, the carbs inflame the brain, lead to dementia and Alzheimer’s, and worsen seizures for those with epilepsy. Low-carb and Ketogenic diets have been directly correlated to helping people get off their anxiety and depression medications.
Degradation of the Food Supply
Not only are processed foods, vegetable oils, and GMOs leading to lowered brain function, but furthermore, GMOs in non-organic food supply disrupt the gut and are causing most people to have issues detoxifying sulfur foods, leading to a suppressed immune system. In other words, eating foods with GMOs, could cause “healthy” sulfur foods including broccoli, cauliflower, onions, and egg yolks, to back up the liver, hinder detoxification, cause leaky gut, and lead to poor physical and mental performance.
Now amyloid proteins in conventionally raised meats like chicken, turkey, pork, and beef are increasing the amyloid burden in the body, tripping up the gut, and leading to autoimmune disease and brain fog. Amyloids are misfolded proteins that get deposited in the body without being broken down into usable amino acids. So not only are they not helping build healthy lean muscle and tissue, but they are being deposited in the brain, leading to dementia and Alzheimer’s, and are encouraging the overgrowth of gut pathogens. As a result, inflammation, malnutrition, and autoimmunity manifest and worsen brain activity.
Due to “free” and easy access to many addictive behaviors or substances like gambling, porn, social media, alcohol, and vaping, the base level of dopamine in the body lowers, causing one to need “more” of the substance to feel “normal”. Without the behavior or substance, low dopamine leads to depression, anxiety, and low motivation.
Lack of Movement
Due to work, school, gaming, and social media, people are opting to be sedentary and not exercise. Exercise is the quickest way to increase endorphins (the feel good hormones) and to increase Brain
Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF). BDNF has been shown to improve mood, alleviate depression and increase mental performance.
Using Supplements to Improve Mental Health & Cognitive Function
With mental health issues and an increase in poor brain function being two of the top health complaints across the US, people are seeking natural solutions to not only help support improved mood and enhanced brain function but to prevent early cognitive decline that occurs with aging.
What is the best way to naturally enhance brain function? Choosing the right supplements for your mental well-being!
Best Supplements for Mental Health
Mental Health Wellbeing Bundle
I’ve put together an essential Mental Wellbeing Bundle that contains supplements to help boost motivation, enhance focus, expedite learning, combat fatigue often experienced by depression, fight anxiety, and support mental, physical, and spiritual balance.
The Mental Wellbeing Bundle is a combination of 5 supplements that will boost the immune system, increase cognition, enhance learning and memory, relax the mind, support healing of the gut, improve serotonin, dopamine, and GABA, curb sugar cravings, help stabilize blood sugar, and give you the strength to put one foot in front of the other!
The Mental Health Wellbeing Bundle includes :
Cogniblast is a cutting-edge natural Brain Enhancement product that increases mental focus, energy, and memory in the short term and protects the brain from memory issues and decline long term.
Benefits of Cogniblast may include:
- Enhanced Cognition
- Enhanced Focus
- Improved Mood
- Increased ATP production and cellular energy
- Enhanced Memory and Learning
- Increased Learning Speed
- Increased Lifespan
- Decreased Anxiety
- Improved Motivation
- Prevent Alzheimer’s and Dementia
- Neutralizes damaging Free Radicals
- Decreases Inflammation
- Supports liver, lungs, kidneys and other organs
- Improves Circulation
- Reduces Stress
- Increases Energy
Directions: Take 3 Capsules in the morning or 30 minutes before cognitive activity.
Accelerated Scalar Silver
Accelerated Scalar Silver is my number one recommendation to “devitalize” foreign pathogens as it goes beyond any other silver supplement with bio-informational codes to boost the immune system more efficiently. When the immune system is compromised, mental wellness suffers.
Directions: Take 2-3 Tsp 3-5 times a day; leave in your mouth for at least a minute and then swallow. May be mixed with Accelerated Gold.
Gold has been known for thousands of years to improve mood, help with anxiety and depression, increase IQ, and even improve spiritual connection. Accelerated Gold takes it one step further through its scalar technology which imprints bio-informational scalar codes to further help with anxiety and depression. It is alkaline whereas most gold solutions are acidic.
Directions: Take 2-3 Tsp 1-4 times a day; leave in your mouth for at least a minute and then swallow. May be mixed with Accelerated Silver.
Iodine deficiency is known to be the number one predictor of depression and brain fog. Acceleradine iodine is able to detox the brain of toxins like fluoride and helps you become more in touch with your higher self. Furthermore, it improves metabolism and thyroid health so that the body has the physical and mental energy to face what it is confronted with on a daily basis. Suboptimal thyroid has been correlated with higher rates of depression and mental illness.
Furthermore, Acceleradine is antifungal, antiparasitic, antiviral, antibacterial and more; it helps minimize pathogens that can inhibit brain function. It also increases ATP by 18 TIMES; this increases cellular energy, metabolism, caloric burn, brain function, physical performance, wound healing, fat burning, healthy apoptosis (destruction of diseased cells), and more. Apoptosis is the destruction of diseased and weak cells; there is a direct correlation between iodine and reducing diseased cells and foreign pathogens in the body. Furthermore, when ATP increases, energy for the brain and body increases.
Acceleradine also helps improve metabolism and physical energy by supplying the necessary iodine for thyroid hormones. As the thyroid is functioning optimally and the ATP is maximized, brain function becomes optimized.
Directions: Start with 3 drops in water 3 times a day on an empty stomach. Increase by one drop per dose per day until you get to 25 drops three times a day. Best if followed with a pinch of Accelerated Ancient Salt on your tongue 15 minutes after each dose.
Without an intact gut lining, the body is not able to produce happy hormones. This is the cause of most anxiety and depression.
MegaSporeBiotic is a probiotic blend of 5 Bacillus spores that helpmaintain a healthy gut barrier and immune function. The bi-phasic life cycle of the Bacillus spores allows them to remain dormant in until they reach the gastrointestinal tract. Once inside the large intestine, these dormant spores can change into their active, vegetative forms and begin colonizing in the gut.
MegaSpore RECONDITIONS the gut instead of reseeding with probiotic strains that cannot survive digestion or colonize the gut. As the gut heals, hormones such as serotonin, GABA, and dopamine are able to be produced at the normal level.
Directions: 1-2 per day for additional microbiome support after the first month of the protocol.
Accelerated Keto turns your body into a fat-burning mode within 30 minutes and it taps into its own fat stores for energy right away. Taking Accelerated Keto is the quickest way to stabilize blood sugar, reduce brain inflammation and start producing more of the happy neurotransmitters like GABA, dopamine, and serotonin.
When the body is running on ketones produced by the Accelerated Keto combined with intermittent fasting and a low-carb diet, ATP production increases significantly, leading to enhanced mental and physical energy.
The liver is also where the thyroid hormone converts from T4 to T3, and as the liver function becomes better, the thyroid works better as well, increasing metabolism, mitochondrial function, and energy further. Depression is directly correlated to low-functioning thyroid. Additionally, the liver stores anger and frustration; so as it cleanses, negative emotions subside.
Directions: Take 3-4 Accelerated Keto in the morning on an empty stomach. Intermittent fast until you are hungry, and focus on wild animal protein to break the fast for best results. Follow with a low-carb diet prioritizing protein and healthy fats.
Activities to Support Your Mental Health
By squeezing your mealtimes into a 6-8 hour period, you are giving your gut a chance to heal, reduce the inflammation in the brain and body, and start producing the serotonin, dopamine, and GABA hormones that are needed for strong mental health. Pairing intermittent fasting with the Accelerated Keto enhances the Autophagy, or the “clean up” of the diseased and weak cells, and increases ATP. As ATP increases, cellular energy increases in the brain and the body.
Cutting Out Sugar, Carbs, and Processed Foods
As you cut out the sugar, carbs, processed vegetable oils, and processed foods, the inflammation in the gut decreases, nutrients you are taking in are absorbed more efficiently, and your blood sugar is stabilized. The vegetable seed oils, chemicals, and GMO ingredients in processed foods tear holes in the intestinal lining, making it impossible for the body to produce happy hormones in the gut. Most anxiety and depression are caused by insulin resistance and Leaky Gut from these inflammatory foods.
Focus on Wild Animal Protein
Wild animal protein like bison, lamb, deer, elk, wild fish, and organic eggs delivers the most nutrients out of all food consumed. The nutrients in wild animal protein are necessary for the building blocks of healthy neurotransmitters, hormones, and metabolism for brain and body energy. On the contrary, poultry and conventional beef not only have inflammatory fats but also have amyloid proteins that can disrupt the gut, deposit in the brain, and lead to diseases like Alzheimer’s and dementia.
Sleep 7-8 hours every night
During sleep is when not only the body recovers from the day, but also the brain recovers, reducing the inflammation and executing the “maintenance” of the brain.
Across the board, all types of physicians and experts have touted for years that exercise is one of the best ways to improve mood. It naturally increases your endorphins or your “feel-good hormones.” It has also been shown to be the quickest tool to increase BDNF, which has been shown to alleviate depression and improve creativity. I recommend two sessions of High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) a week, along with a few sessions of endurance and weight training. If nothing else, go for a walk, and you will still gain benefits.
Stress and negativity are at an all-time high, leading to focusing on the negative. Instead, actively focus on the silver linings daily and start writing down at least three to five things you are grateful for. Don’t write down the same things everyday, but try to search for new things to focus on every time you sit down to write.
Prayer and Manifestation
Regardless of your religious beliefs, prayer and focusing on what you imagine and hope for is more powerful than any supplements. Wake up and imagine your day as you want it to go before you get out of bed. Act as if it has already happened and be grateful for it. You will be shocked at how your day will change for the positive when you do this.
Sara Banta is a Stanford University Graduate with a Degree in Economics and Psychology, and a certified Natural Supplement Expert & Graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Sara is the Founder of Accelerated Health Products and host of the health & wellness podcast, Accelerated Health Radio.