Sticking to a diet and overcoming impulse food cravings can be made easier with the right supplements according to experts. Decision-making and impulse control happen between your ears, so it’s important to support your brain when trying to change for the better. A wide array of nutrients help support brain health, including the antioxidants vitamins C and E, which help protect brain cells. Iron facilitates communication between brain cells and vitamin B12 which is key to proper neurological functioning. A daily multivitamin makes sense for filling in small nutrient gaps that could make a difference. For example, experts recommend synthetic vitamin B12 in fortified foods and dietary supplements for people over the age of 50 because it’s better absorbed by the body than the vitamin B12 that occurs naturally in foods. People who avoid all animal products may also lack adequate vitamin B12.
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