Food For Thought

Dietary supplements have long been used in injury recovery, however it can play an important role in concussion management.  Although research is still growing, there is increasing support for dietary supplementation for inflammation management and for stimulation/support of metabolic function as it pertains to brain health.

As always, the best way for your body and brain to get its essential vitamins and minerals is through the foods we eat.  As part of a healthy treatment plan, focus should be on avoiding foods that promote inflammation (such as red meats, refined sugars, and white breads/pastas), and replacing them with healthier options such as fresh fruits and vegetables, fish and good fats.

Supplements such as Omega 3 fatty acids, Vitamin B12, Co-Enzyme Q-10, Magnesium, Curcumin, and Melatonin have positively been reported  as part of dietary treatment programs for concussions.  It is important to talk to a healthcare professional such as your Family Doctor, Naturopathic Doctor or Pharmacist about your vitamin and nutrient levels and to not only see if any of the above supplements would be beneficial, but to ensure there are no adverse effects and/or interactions that can occur with other medications being taken.

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Written by
Jason Varghese, R.Kin, CAT(C), B.Sc.
Director of Corporate Care
Certified Athletic Therapist

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