Vitbox - Brain Health
Brain Health contains 5 different supplements to give your brain an extra boost.
Warning: Brain Health should not be taken by those using antidepressant medications, due to low chance but potentially harmful interactions with the 5-HTP in this product.
Vegan Omega 3
DHA, a type of omega 3 oil is the main structural component of the brain. That's why people say eating fish is good for the brain. Our omega 3 is made from algae, which is where fish source their omega 3 from too. That means you avoid all the toxins from heavy metals and microplastics found in fish. It's better for the planet too. To read more, see our article omegas.
5-HTP is the direct precursor to serotonin, meaning its needed to make serotonin, which is a hormone used in the brain to reward the body with a happy feeling when you do something positive towards your survival, like eating or exercise. Low serotonin levels have been linked many times to symptoms of depression, and is the focus of many antidepressants. Serotonin also has links to sleep regulation and melatonin, and may help to improve sleep. To read more, see our article on 5-HTP. Please note that 5-HTP may interact with anti-depressant/sleep aid drugs, so please consult your doctor before taking any supplement containing 5-HTP if you are taking these medications.
Vitamin B12 contributes to normal energy metabolism. Mild vitamin B12 deficiencies can lead to lethargy, headaches and poor memory. To read more, see our article on vitamin B12.
Vitamin E is an antioxidant, which helps to protect your cells from oxidation by free radicals. It also protects omega 3 fatty acids from oxidation. A study showed that higher vitamin E levels reduces levels of cognitive impairment1. To read more, see our article on vitamin E.
Vitamin C is also an antioxidant and has vital roles in protecting the brain. It is important in the synthesis of the neurotransmitter, dopamine. To read more, see our article vitamin C.
Magnesium is essential for normal brain function. It has shown positive results in trials to reduce anxiety. It is also thought to boost brain power and memory.