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It is known that when working with a computer, the brain of a programmer spends more energy than the brain of other people. A programmer, as an employee of mental labor, must monitor his nutrition and health in order to maintain his brain in a state of high working capacity. In addition, the programmer should be in excellent intellectual form, develop a high creative activity and think about preventing age-related memory impairments.
In my early youth, when, plunging deeply into the project, I often forgot about food and it happened that my only food for the day was a loaf with yogurt. Now with the years I understand how then the brain was injured, not giving him the substances and energy necessary for work.
In this publication, we will consider how to eat properly for life support of the brain and how to disperse it with nootropics (in the case of emergency calls).
So, 26% of the energy of the basic metabolism is spent on maintaining muscle tone, 25% on the functioning of the liver, about 18% on the activity of the brain.
Scientists say that for normal brain function it is necessary to regularly eat foods high in antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids and group B vitamins.
For those who are not able to make up the desired set of trace elements with a food ration, there are combined multivitamin preparations such as Balansin, Gotu Kola, Doppelgerz Active, Intellamin, Memorisy, Memotrong, NeuroBright, Secretary. Let me remind you that all these drugs are not medicines and are registered as dietary supplements. Almost all of them are of western production and have a high price.
It stimulates brain function, enhances memory, concentration, creativity and improves mood. Visibly increases the energy status of the body, due to which it is widely used by athletes. Significantly improves blood properties. DMAE helps to remove cell debris (lipofuscin). Of the minuses - a high price.
It is an acid involved in the energy metabolism of nerve cells. Creatine is a very effective remedy for improving memory and stability of attention. The norm is from 5000 mg per day.
By itself, caffeine is not able to significantly improve mental abilities. However, the combination of caffeine and L-Theanine, the amino acid contained in green tea leaves, is really capable of creating a lasting positive effect, including improving working memory, speeding up processing of visual information, and especially switching attention. Optimum to take 50 mg of caffeine (about a cup of coffee) and 100 mg of L-Theanine (in a cup of green tea contains only about 5-8 mg of this substance.
Nootropics are used in disorders of cerebral circulation, sleep deprivation, fatigue, asthenic and depressive states after craniocerebral trauma and neuroinfections. Nootropics are also good because they are suitable for both treatment and prevention in order to improve mental performance. In general, nootropic drugs are characterized by relatively low toxicity and a minimum of side effects.
Nootropization is the most effective modern method of "swinging" the brain and is recommended for use only in special periods - examinations, deadlines, interviews.
Nootropics increase the supply of the brain with blood, which means glucose and oxygen, improve the "communication" between each other as separate cells of the brain, as well as its separate parts and hemispheres. As a result, memory, attention, intelligence, etc. are improved.
An important feature of nootropics is their ability to improve the activity of the hypothalamus, which is called the conductor of the entire hormonal system.
Modafinil is an analeptic. It is used more as a psychostimulant to suppress drowsiness. The action is based on a reduction in one of the mechanisms of dopamine reuptake. Has no side effects and is not addictive. Is, along with Ritalin, one of the most powerful smart dredges.
Ritalin is a psychostimulant, but it has a powerful nootropic effect. In the US, children are fed with this drug from the age of 12. At the end of the action, like any psychostimulant, causes severe fatigue, depression and irritation. Causes psychological dependence.
Another useful addition to true nootropics are compounds that increase the "energy" of neurons. The human brain is very demanding of energy intake and absorbs up to 50% of the total oxygen consumed by the body, using for its needs about 20% of the total energy production of the body. In physiological conditions, without fasting, the brain uses a single kind of "fuel" - glucose. Thus, sugar is not just a source of energy for the functioning of neurons, but also a kind of weak "semi-nootropic".
Also increases the energy of neurons L-acetylcarnitine and nicotinamide (vitamin PP).