Taking 2 Spark capsules a day with a meal will help support your long term brain and memory health, as well as overall physical and mental wellbeing.
Supplements aren't short term answers, though, and aren't a replacement for a healthy, balanced approach to life. It takes about 3 to 4 weeks of taking Spark every day for most people to notice a difference.
The other things we can all do to boost our memory include:
Get a good night's sleep – getting enough sleep is not an indulgence. We must allow our brains to rest. When you're asleep, your brain brings all your memories together, removes toxic debris and repairs itself. Not getting enough sleep, and not enough good quality sleep, affects our memory and our creativity, judgment, and attention. Our food choices, how stressed we feel, even the amount of light getting into our bedrooms all affect our sleep. Set yourself a routine to help support getting the recommended seven to nine hours a night your body and brain needs.
Keep ourselves well hydrated – our brains are 73% water. It only takes 2% dehydration to reduce our memory, attention and other cognitive functions. What you drink is as important as how much. Both caffeine and alcohol are dehydrating, so ideally, get your recommended two litres a day through water and unsweetened herbal or green tea.
Get active – physical activity is just as crucial for our brain health as it is for the rest of our physical and mental health. It doesn't have to be strenuous to be good for you. The Ancient Greeks made the connection between walking and better thinking. Researchers have proved that outdoor activity increases our vitality, enthusiasm, pleasure and self-esteem. It also helps to lower tension, fatigue and depression. So if you can fit nothing else in, get a walk outside and feel the benefits.
Give ourselves a mental workout – there are lots of "brain training" programmes out there, created specifically to improve your memory. But there's plenty of other things you can do, with craft hobbies like sewing and woodwork also being a brilliant brain workout. Writing yourself lists and notes mean you're more likely to remember them than if you tap them into a device.
Take the right supplements – a healthy diet on its own isn't necessarily enough for brain health. Processed food, depleted soil, stress and pollution are just a few of the unavoidable factors in modern life that make it harder to get all the nutrients we need from our food. And despite well-documented benefits, very few of us get the recommended weekly amount of oily fish in our diet to get enough omega 3 fatty acids. If you're going to start taking Neubria Spark, that gives you the 22 vitamins and minerals recommended for each day, and you could take something like our Krill Oil to get your Omega 3 fatty acid intake.
Practice meditation, tai chi or yoga – all of these have been shown to provide significant mind-body benefits. Combine them with any of the other suggestions, and you're beginning to have a real brain health routine, not to mention the other physical and mental benefits.
Give up smoking – if you've got a two packs or more a day habit, researchers have shown you're being detrimental to the health of your brain. There's really not an aspect of your health, brain, physical or mental, that won't be better off if you manage to kick the habit.