Top 7 ways to increase Myelin in your brain.
What is Myelin?
Myelin sheath is a cover made out of fats and proteins that wraps around the axon (end) of a nerve cell. It is responsible for the concentration and focus of your mind. Since myelin transmits neuronal signals, Myelin plays a critical role in determining intelligence.
Here are some tips that will increase the amount of Myelin in your brain so that you can have better concentration, razor-sharp focus, and a more productive mind.
1. Have a Deep Sleep.
- Turn off household lights, get red light bulbs.
- Don’t eat for at least 3 hours before going to bed.
- Go to bed at the same time every night.
- Completely blackout room with curtains and wear a sleep mask
Watch here the video on how to have a Deep Sleep.
2. Take a diet rich in Vitamin C
Vitamin C is known to participate in myelin formation.
Here are some foods rich in Vitamin C
3. Take a diet rich in Iron.
Studies show that low iron levels lead to a reduction in myelination, and higher iron levels support the formation of myelin.
Watch here some list of foods that are rich in Iron.
4. Learn to play a musical instrument.
Studies show that learning a new instrument leads to increased myelin.
Watch here a list of musical instruments which you can play.
5. Exercise daily.
Exercising daily improves memory by restoring myelin. Exercise can also increase mitochondrial function, which increases myelin when consuming a high-fat diet
Here is a video on how to exercise at home.
6. Avoid alcohol.
Chronic alcoholism speeds up normal age-related myelin deterioration in the brain.
Watch here a video on how to stop alcohol addiction.
7. B Vitamins
A number of different B vitamins can help your body regenerate myelin.
Vitamin B12 plays a key role in the generation and function of myelin. Vitamin B12 deficiency can cause demyelination and problems with early brain development.
Here is a list of some foods which are rich in Vitamin B.