Our brain doesn’t have enough place to store energy. When it needs supply of energy for its increased activity, the brain gives a sign to blood vessels for extra blood and then directs it to specific brain regions. While reading this, you might ask: how exactly does the brain communicate to blood vessels and how […]
What can possibly be good about migraines that cause so much pain and discomfort? Actually, migraines turned out to have a very important role in our brain. According to a recent study, migraine can be seen as a protective response to oxidative stress, caused by a lack of energy in our brain.
First of all, what is tryptophan and what is so special about it? Tryptophan is an essential amino acid that helps our body make melatonin and serotonin. Melatonin is responsible for our good night sleep, while serotonin regulates our appetite, mood and pain. Moreover, our liver can also use tryptophan to produce vitamin B3, which […]
The symptoms of withdrawal from alcohol are very unpleasant and severe, depending on the person and his/her degree of dependence on alcohol. That is why many people seek assistance to be able to stop drinking. A recent study found out a way to make the withdrawal symptoms less severe. Its proposed solution is to go […]
If you are already tired at the beginning of your workday, just take a 5-minute break to stretch, to have a snack or to chat with your colleague! According to a recent study, it helps to recover from fatique and to manage your energy throughout the day to be able to work more efficiently. Another […]
Older adults aged 60+ need more amino acid leucine than young people to stay healthy and energized. Moreover, leucine is important for the general health of muscle mass, which decreases tremendously after 60.
Exercise makes us happy and is important to maintain mental health. According to a recent small German study, even non-exercise activities, like climbing stairs, walking or any other everyday physical activity, significantly enhance alertness and give more energy, especially in people with mood disorders, like depression. Alertness and energy were seen in this study as […]
Intermittent fasting seems to be an easy and direct way to stimulate your brain. It is experienced by the body as a mild stress. In case of mild stress, cells of the brain respond adaptively by improving their ability to function properly and resist disease.
If you are a coffee lover, you notice the effects of caffeine every day. You feel more energetic, more alert, more productive and simply better. But what about the influence of caffeine on your memory and creativity? A recent study shows that caffeine does not significantly affect this. It doesn’t improve it, but it also […]