Load up on B vitamins
When you think of the brain, think of the letter B––as in B vitamins. Many people think of B vitamins for the way they can boost energy. But in the brain, they do more than just that. This is especially true if you’re suffering from brain drain. Stress can deplete B6 and folate (also known as vitamin B9) stores. Those vitamins, along with B12 and thiamin, are essential for making brain-balancing neurotransmitters and regulating cortisol and mood. (Be sure to watch for these silent signs you’re not getting enough vitamin B12.) So for brain drained individuals, they can actually help you with 3 things: 1) they will boost your energy, 2) help you deal with stress, and 3) help you manufacture feel-good neurotransmitters… naturally!