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Many people are looking for effective and efficient ways to support brain health and cognitive function and boost mental performance. While there are many commercially available solutions, few are as healthy or important as getting the proper amount of vitamins and nutrients. These are essential for the body to have what it needs to function well.

Modern diets and other factors can make it difficult to get the necessary vitamins and nutrients, which is where supplements come in. Let’s talk about five vitamins that have been shown to improve the health and function of the brain.

5 Vitamins that can Help Boost Brain Function

Although the goal should be to fill any and every nutritional gap your body might be experiencing, some vitamins and ingredients have demonstrated positive impacts on brain function and health. 

Vitamin B1 

This is a water-soluble vitamin that the body makes on its own. It is also called thiamine. However, it needs to be consumed through food or supplements to maintain optimal levels. Common food sources include whole grains, legumes, and nuts. Thiamine has been shown to help improve memory, focus, and overall brain function. Some evidence suggests it could play a role in preventing Alzheimer’s disease.1 

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Vitamin B6 

Another water-soluble vitamin that is essential for healthy brain function. It can be found in poultry, fish, and whole grains, among other food sources. Vitamin B6 has been shown to improve mood, concentration, and overall cognitive function.2

Vitamin B12

This vitamin is essential for brain health. It can be found in animal products such as meat, poultry, and dairy. Vitamin B12 has been shown to improve memory, focus, and overall cognitive function.

This is extremely important; a deficiency in Vitamin B123 can lead to serious health problems such as anemia, nerve damage, cognitive decline, and the onset of dementia. Since B12 is mostly found in animal products, vegetarians and vegans are likelier to not get enough of it.

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As we age, our ability to absorb vitamin B12 from food sources decreases. This makes getting enough of this nutrient even more important through food or supplements.

Vitamin C 

Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin essential for overall health and well-being. It can be found in various fruits and vegetables, including oranges and strawberries. Vitamin C has been shown to make the brain work better4 and lower the risk of memory loss.

Vitamin D

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin important for healthy brain function and health. It can be found in fatty fish and fortified dairy products. Vitamin D has been shown to improve memory, focus, and overall cognitive function.

Additional Nutrients for Boosting Brain Power

The human brain requires a variety of nutrients to function at the top condition. These nutrients come in handy since vitamins can’t support every brain function. Also, they give expendable energy for use. This is important because the brain uses 20% of the total energy necessary for the human body.

Omega-3 fatty acids

Omega-3 fatty acids play a very important role in brain health. They can be found in fatty fish such as salmon, mackerel, and sardines. Omega-3 fatty acids have improved memory, focus, and overall cognitive function. It accomplishes this by being the main building block the brain uses to produce new brain and nerve cells.5

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Ginkgo biloba

Ginkgo Biloba6 is a natural herb that has been shown to improve brain function and cognitive performance. It has been used for centuries in traditional Chinese medicine and can be found in supplement form.

Bacopa monnieri

Bacopa monnieri is a natural herb that may improve brain function and cognitive performance. It can be found in supplement form and has been used for centuries in traditional Ayurvedic medicine.

A dose of Bacopa monnieri has been shown to enhance memory7 recall and retention and improve learning and information processing speed. This herb is believed to work by increasing blood flow8 to the brain and reducing oxidative stress. It may also help reduce anxiety and depression symptoms, making it a useful tool for improving the health of the brain as a whole.

Although research has been promising, much more study is needed to confirm and strengthen the correlation between bacopa monnieri and its benefits on the brain.

The Best Ways to Receive Vitamins for Brain Health

There are three main options for getting the vitamins and nutrients your brain needs: food, oral supplements, and IVs or injections.

Food is always the best and ideal source, but with modern diets and unbalanced food choices, it can be challenging to get all the nutrients you need. Oral supplements can be a convenient alternative, but you can’t measure how well they are absorbed, so it’s hard to know how much of the supplement your body can use.

On the other hand, IVs or injections provide the most efficient way of getting the vitamins and nutrients your brain needs. Thanks to advances in medical services, IV therapy is now affordable and accessible, and it provides several benefits that make it the most effective option.

Why Choose IV Therapy?

One of the biggest benefits of IV therapy is its high bioavailability. IV vitamins and nutrients are delivered directly into your bloodstream, which means that your body can absorb and use more of the nutrients than it would from oral supplements or food. This ensures you get the maximum benefit from each vitamin, which is especially important in brain health and cognitive function.

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Another advantage of IV therapy is that it allows for higher concentrations of nutrients. This is important because many vitamins and nutrients are needed in much higher doses than what you normally get from food or oral supplements. With IV therapy, you can receive the exact amount of each vitamin your brain needs for optimal health.

Finally, IV therapy can be customized to meet your specific needs. For example, if you’re looking to enhance your immune system or slow down the signs of aging, your IV therapy can also be optimized to include specific vitamins and nutrients that support these goals.


Vitamins and other nutrients are crucial for keeping your brain healthy and your mind at its best. With so many outside forces pulling us in different directions, it’s important to consider ways to make up for any nutritional gaps or deficiencies brought on by a busy lifestyle or poor rest and recovery.

Even though food is still the best way to get these nutrients, oral supplements, and IV therapy can also help. Of these delivery systems, many people are opting for IV therapy as their treatment of choice.

With its high bioavailability, higher concentrations of nutrients, and ability to be customized to meet specific needs, IV therapy is the most effective way to supplement one’s nutrition. If you want to enhance your brain health and cognitive function, consider contacting our office to see how IV therapy may be an option.

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Vitamin IV Therapy - Frequently Asked Questions

What is IV therapy, and how does it work?

IV therapy is a process in which fluids, vitamins, minerals, and/or medications are administered into the bloodstream via a catheter. The catheter is inserted into a blood vein, the IV infusion bag is hung over the patient’s head, and gravity slowly drips the contents of the bag into the patient’s bloodstream.

Who can benefit from IV therapy?

Individuals in many walks of life can benefit from IV Therapy, including:

  • Athletes wanting to recover from an intense workout quickly
  • Busy parents who need a natural pick-me-up energy boost
  • Individuals who struggle with low vitamin levels or digestive absorption issues
  • Travelers who want to overcome jet lag quickly
  • Individuals who want fast relief from hangover or stomach flu symptoms
  • Individuals who want a quick infusion of beauty-boosting vitamins and minerals

What types of IV therapy treatments are available?

Drip Hydration offers a wide range of IV treatment options. Our IV infusions contain vitamins, fluids, minerals, electrolytes to help address many health and wellness targets.

We offer the following IV therapy treatments:

  • Dehydration
  • Energy Boost
  • Hangover
  • Immune Boost
  • Stomach Flu
  • Myer’s Cocktail
  • Recovery
  • Beauty
  • Super Immune
  • All-Inclusive
  • NAD+
  • NAD+ Boost
  • Iron

What are the benefits of IV therapy?

IV therapy offers many potential wellness benefits, including:

  • Rehydration
  • Boost low levels of vitamins, minerals, and electrolytes
  • Help boost immune health
  • Help provide fast relief from symptoms of hangovers, stomach flu, headaches, jet lag, and more

In addition to these benefits, specialty treatments such as NAD+ may provide additional anti-aging, metabolic, and neurological benefits.


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