• 19 September 2022



If you lose your head, you can no longer think clearly. Therefore, we should take good care of our best part. Our brain needs good nutrition and natural vital substances, and you should not simply accept headaches either.

Who hasn't experienced it: the head hammers, every movement hurts, even the eyes are affected. It is impossible to think about work or leisure activities, and even resting or sleeping does not bring the desired relief.

Headaches are a real plague. They are among the most widespread health complaints in Germany. Almost 40 percent of adult Germans are affected several times a month. According to the Robert Koch Institute, 57.5 percent of women and 44.4 percent of men in Germany report having been affected by headaches at least once within a year.

Almost everyone has suffered from tension headaches at one time or another

There are different types of headaches and at least as many causes. The choice of chemical remedies is many times greater. But before you start treatment, you should get to the bottom of the triggers, because between the classic tension headache and migraine, there are many facets, all of which require special treatment. Headaches have been classified by the World Health Organisation as the most common disorder of the nervous system.

Almost everyone has suffered from tension headaches, which by name are the result of tense muscles in the shoulder and neck area or tension in the jaw and scalp. Often stress, depression or anxiety are the actual triggers. Tension headache often occurs in people who are overworked, consume alcohol too regularly, do not eat regularly or sleep too little. It is important to get a check-up before resorting to natural remedies, because in rare cases a headache can hide a serious illness.

Motherwort is known for its effect on headaches and migraines.

If there are no organic causes, ginger, for example, can help: The root inhibits the synthesis of prostaglandin, a substance that leads to headaches. Taken as a tea, ginger has no side effects. Likewise, aromatherapy with various essential oils can provide relief. Essential oils can not only relieve pain, improve circulation and reduce stress, they also stimulate the immune system. They are boiled in water in a ratio of five millilitres to 250 millilitres and, after cooling, applied to the forehead and neck using damp cloths, where they should work for about half an hour.

Motherwort is also known for its effect against headaches and migraines. The essential oils it contains have an anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving effect - this soothing tea can be drunk once or twice a day. If none of this helps, there could be a magnesium or vitamin deficiency, both of which lead to muscle pain, cramps, visual disturbances and headaches, among other things. It can also be helpful to observe the triggers and avoid them as much as possible in the future.

High-quality, concentrated willow bark extract as a natural remedy.

Natura Vitalis has developed a special product to naturally combat headaches. Willow bark contains the original, natural form of acetylsalicylic acid, pure salicin. Acetylsalicylic acid, you may now ask? Acetylsalicylic acid, best known under the trade name aspirin, has been highly popular for decades. Originally, preparations with acetylsalicylic acid were obtained from willow bark - but today they are produced synthetically. Natura Vitalis uses only the high-quality, concentrated willow bark extract for the food supplement - and not just the powder, as is so often the case. In this way, headaches can be remedied naturally and in high doses.

Brain researchers advise culinary diversity

While we are on the subject of our dear head: Our brain also requires the greatest care and attention! The brain is the control centre of our body. It is here that all information and sensory impressions concerning the organism are received and processed. And this organ, which weighs only about two kilograms, must be supplied with sufficient energy to be able to function. But many of us fall into a daily rut all too quickly, preparing the same dishes on a regular basis. Yet a varied and balanced diet is not only important for the cardiovascular system, a healthy weight or a youthful appearance, but above all for the brain. Experts warn that those who have little variety on their plates run the risk of developing dementia more quickly.

Brain researchers therefore advise culinary variety. They want to motivate people to regularly try out completely new recipes. New flavours in the kitchen stimulate the sensory centres in the brain and have a stimulating effect. Even if they have a reputation for being harmful to the figure: carbohydrates in the form of bread, pasta or potatoes immediately improve memory performance because they supply the body with glucose, from which the brain obtains its energy. Ideal brain food for in between meals is a banana.

A cup of peppermint tea improves brain performance after a short time.

Strong brain performance can also be supported by plant power. Several studies show that the ginkgo special extract EGb 761 can strengthen both the ability to concentrate and the memory. It also promotes blood circulation in the brain and thus improves the oxygen supply to the nerve cells. A cup of coffee in the morning is also more than just a treat: caffeine not only wakes up the body, it also perks up the mind. Caffeine also protects against harmful substances.

In many offices, chewing gum is considered impolite, but it is nevertheless the lightning kick for more concentration. The work of the jaw muscles while chewing improves the blood supply in the head, and thus more oxygen reaches the brain. One study even proved its effectiveness: chewing gum increases the ability to concentrate by up to 30 percent. Another natural weapon in the fight against poor memory and concentration problems: Peppermint tea. Just one cup improves brain performance after a short time. A positive side effect: peppermint tea also lifts the mood.

Our brain needs vast amounts of energy

The brain can also be supported with a clever combination of various highly effective nutrients in the form of food supplements. Copper and vitamin C are the main players here and are important for the normal functioning of the nervous system. They also protect the cells from oxidative stress. Vitamin K contributes to regulated blood clotting and thus to an undisturbed blood supply.

By the way, do you know our neurons? These are cells that receive, process and transmit stimuli. This laid the foundation for the most complex structure in the universe - i.e. our brain. It needs a lot of energy and therefore it is of immense importance to ensure that our more than 100 billion neurons in the brain are supplied with important bio-substances. This is exactly what our Natura Vitalis product "Brainfit" does. It not only provides important vital substances for your thinking factory, but at the same time can also reduce the feeling of increased stress and the associated tiredness and fatigue. This is made possible by various active ingredients in our sophisticated recipe in Brainfit, namely vitamin B 6, vitamin B12, pantothenic acid and the trace element zinc.

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