Brain fog, also known as “cognitive dysfunction”, is a general term that describes a number of symptoms including difficulty thinking, poor concentration, forgetfulness, and mental fatigue. While there are many potential causes of brain fog, one common culprit is inflammation. This can be caused by a variety of factors such as infection, autoimmune disease, stress, or toxins. In some cases, brain fog may be improved by treating the underlying cause. However, in many cases simply improving your diet and taking some supplements can help to clear up brain fog.
One way to reduce inflammation and improve cognitive function is to eat anti-inflammatory foods. Some good examples include omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil supplements, berries, spinach, and walnuts. Another important factor is to avoid pro-inflammatory foods such as fried foods, processed meats, sugary drinks, and grains that are high in gluten. In addition to dietary changes, taking a probiotic supplement can also be helpful in reducing inflammation.
Finally, there are several supplements that may help to improve cognitive function in people with brain fog. These include omega-3 fatty acids, B vitamins (especially B12), magnesium, lion’s mane mushroom extracts,, and Rhodiola rosea extract.