Your brain is the command center of your body. The most intricate organ in your central nervous system, it controls everything from your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors to your movements and memories. Your brain processes sensory information, coordinates your motor actions, regulates your heart rate and breathing, and is responsible for higher cognitive functions like thinking, learning, memory, language, decision making, and problem solving.

Your brain is incredibly complex, with billions of neurons (nerve cells) and trillions of connections called synapses. It takes a lot of energy for your brain to do all the work it does – it uses about 20% of your entire body’s energy output in a resting state and up to 80% during high mental activity, and a whopping 25% of the oxygen that you inhale on an ongoing basis.

All functions in your body are affected by neurotransmitters that are made from specific nutrients that must be readily available in the brain. When the nutrients that make neurotransmitters aren’t available or aren’t in proper balance, your memory and brain function can be affected, so you can see that protecting and supporting your brain is incredibly important!

Memory could be considered the “tip of the iceberg” of our brain, since it’s what we experience dealing with every day, but while our brains can hold more information than is contained in all of the libraries of the world, memory recall doesn’t always work perfectly, especially when our systems are stressed, or our brains aren’t getting the nutrition and oxygen they need.

Each of us has forgetful moments now and again, especially when our lives get really busy.
You know, those moments when you forgot where you parked your car, or where you left your keys, or that your glasses are on top of your head, or what you went into the pantry for…? Arrgh!
Read on for how to build a better brain and memory, naturally!

To have a healthy brain, we need to look holistically at our brains to maintain cognitive clarity, emotional balance, and neurological resilience, focusing on building overall vitality and well-being through supporting the health of your brain for better mental, physical and emotional balance. Basically, keeping your brain happy and healthy.

Whether you’re a student studying for final exams, a working professional interested in doing all you can to stay mentally sharp, got knocked on the noggin, or you are coming into your golden years and looking to preserve and enhance your brain function as you age, you can build your brain’s health and help your memory and cognitive function by having a healthy lifestyle and with special brain supporting herbs.

We can achieve building and protecting our brain health through nourishing our mind and body with natural remedies, lifestyle choices, and holistic practices. This includes physical activity, getting your Z’s, managing your stress levels, eating healthy food for best nutrition according to your age, and herbal supplements.


Give your brain the love and attention it deserves! Your daily lifestyle choices are really important to keep your brain ticking along.

Your brain is a hungry little powerhouse. Your brain needs fuel to function at its best. It needs nutrients to keep neurons firing and synapses synapsing. What you put in your body influences your brain’s health.
• Fruits, veggies, whole grains, and healthy fats boost the brain. Regarding healthy fats, did you know that the brain tissues are made up of a high percentage of complex lipids?
• Antioxidants are important for protecting against free radical molecules that damage brain cells. Fruits, colorful veggies, and herbs are important sources of antioxidants.
• Reduce those junk food, sugars, and high fructose corn syrup, especially in soda pops. Smoking, too much alcohol, and other harmful substances are bad for the brain as well as for the rest of your body.

Your brain needs H2O! Drinking water throughout the day helps keep the ‘brain fog’ away! (Unsweetened herbal tea counts as water. Soda pop doesn’t.)

Moving is a brain booster. Get off the couch, get up from your desk, and MOVE! Your brain needs you to move to get circulation, oxygen, and nutrients to keep its electrical activity charged up. Blood flow is oxygen and nutrient flow, which your hardworking brain cells need to function at their best. BONUS: Movement lifts mood and reduces stress and anxiousness.

Getting good sleep is really important for brain health. Your brain does a lot of its ‘housekeeping’ while you sleep – memory sorting, flushing toxins…

Challenge yourself to learn new things every day to keep those neurons firing.

Stress stresses your brain as well as your emotions. Meditate, do deep breathing, do something you enjoy…

Social connection is great for your brain and actually boosts brain function. Make sure your social connections, both in person and with technology, build positive energy and are low stress-based.

Positive vibes support positive brain activity. Stay away from and clear negativity from your mind and environment.

Omega-3 fatty acids in fatty fish, Vitamin B’s, Vitamin D, magnesium, amino acids are all important for brain health. A healthy diet helps provide many of these.

Benefits Thyroid, Immune Function, & Overall Health
Iodine is essential not only for the thyroid, but also benefits brain function, endocrine and immune function, metabolism, cardiovascular health, and healthy DNA integrity.

Now let’s talk about herbs. Throughout the world, herbs have been used from the beginning of time for all aspects of health, including our brain health. Protecting and building mental clarity, memory, overall brain function, and longevity has always been part of herbal health support.
There are so many herbs that help the brain either directly or indirectly, that it’s quite a list! Here are brain building/supporting herbs from Cedar Bear® that can really make a difference in your life:

Ginkgo Leaf (Ginkgo biloba) – Brain & Circulatory Support, Anti-Aging Antioxidants
Ginkgo is generally known as the “brain herb” and is well known for its ability to support healthy brain function, memory, and concentration. Ginkgo helps increase blood oxygenation and blood flow to the brain, helping your brain get the nutrients it needs to work at its best.
Ginkgo also supports overall cardiovascular function and blood flow.

Lion’s Mane Mushroom (Hericium erinaceus) – Brain, Nervous System & Immune Support
Known as the “brain boosting mushroom,” Lion’s Mane supports brain health and benefits mental functions with antioxidants that help slow the aging process, helps improve memory and mood. An important adaptogen, it helps reduce negative effects of high stress lives.

Cayenne Pepper Fruit (Capsicum annuum) – Circulation, Digestion & Immune Support
Capsaicin in Cayenne, and its being potassium-rich, increases, tones, and improves blood flow and supports the health of brain cells, which helps with cognitive function and memory.

Ginseng Root, Asian (Panax ginseng) – Enhances Physical & Mental Vitality
An important adaptogenic health rejuvenating herb that builds energy and vitality and can help improve cognitive function, memory and mood. Strengthens your immune system, improves circulation, enhances and restores energy, endurance, strength and supports brain health.

Rhodiola Root (Rhodiola rosea) – Energizing Adaptogen, Enhances Health & Vitality
An effective energizing adaptogen that helps the body adapt to and better handle stress and helps boost physical performance, increase energy and neurotransmitter activity which enhances brain and mental function and helps lift mood.

Turmeric Root (Curcuma longa) – Total Health Support
A potent health protecting antioxidant, adaptogen spice herb that helps with stress, supports healthy cells and immune function, heart health, brain function, joints and muscles. Its active ingredient curcumin is a strong antioxidant that supports healthy cellular function, cardiovascular health, immune function, joint health, enhances brain function and memory.

Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis) – Soothes Body, Nerves & Overactive Thyroid
An amazing herb with health protecting antioxidants that supports memory and brain function and calms both body and mood at the same time helping relax and restore the nervous system.

St. John’s Wort Herb (Hypericum perforatum) – Helps Lift Seasonal “Blue” Moods
Helps you have a sunnier outlook and a more positive mood and reduces irritability. Its antioxidants support brain function and help the brain produce transmitters.

Cat’s Claw Bark (Una de Gato) (Unicaria tomentosa) – Joint, Digestive, & Immune Support
Has brain protecting qualities and helps improve memory in addition to reducing joint discomfort, many digestive issues, supporting healthy gut flora, stimulating the immune system, and soothes autoimmune activity.

Ashwagandha Root – (Withania somnifera) – Energy, Vitality, & Stress Support
Revitalizing, rejuvenating, and strengthening, calms nerves, relieves stress and fatigue, slows aging, and improves mental function. A very important adaptogen from India.

BRAIN BOOSTER – Brain & Cardiovascular Revitalizer
Support your memory and cognitive functions, your brain, and even cardiovascular health with this special brain activating and building formula with herbs that have been used for centuries to enhance energy levels and memory function. Specifically formulated to help your brain and memory be at their best, Brain Booster helps nourish your circulatory system and helps enhance oxygenated blood flow circulation, which supports memory and cognitive function and is a general vitality support. Its antioxidant action helps slow aging and benefits overall body function and health. In addition to helping with memory, circulatory and brain function, if you are athletically inclined, Brain Booster can help improve endurance and stamina by supporting blood oxygen levels during workouts.

ADRENAL BALANCE, BRAINY & BRIGHT FOR KIDS – Adrenal Exhaustion, Stress, & Mental Focus
Stress and life’s pressures can cause adrenal exhaustion, leading to burnout, difficulties with energy levels, brain fog and mental focus. Adrenal Balance supports your endocrine system and helps your body handle ongoing stress. A must have for hard working adults, students, parents! Ginkgo, Gotu kola, Rhodiola are all herbs that are known for brain support.

ENERGY & STAMINA – Energy & Endurance Building Herbal Formula
Helps build your endurance, energy and stamina. With cardiovascular building and antioxidant herbs, oxygen enhancing herbs and herb-based naturally occurring caffeine, this formula helps reduce fatigue, slow the aging process, and improve mental function.

GINSENG VITALITY – Builds Energy, Vitality & Immune Health
Strengthens physical, mental, and emotional vitality. Ginseng and ginseng-like herbs are known as adaptogens, a category of herbs that help maintain health, increase resilience to ongoing stress, and act as restorative tonics. Together, these herbs benefit your overall health and longevity, slow the aging process, and help maintain your physical, mental, and emotional vitality. They support brain function, heart and cardiovascular health, immune function, overall stamina, and even help strengthen libido!

MAGNIFICENT MUSHROOMS – Immune Function & Health Strengthener
Combines the health supporting qualities of six individual mushrooms, including Lion’s Mane, each of which has its own unique immune-system building, protecting, and balancing qualities to help strengthen overall health, support brain health, and cardiovascular and liver function. The polysaccharides and antioxidants in these mushrooms help improve immune system function, promote healthy cellular activity.

TURMERIC GOLDEN DROPS – Antioxidant Spice Herbs to Protect Overall Health
If there was ever an elixir of life, Turmeric Golden Drops is it! With strong antioxidant action and a bit of black pepper to aid digestion and uptake, this formula benefits brain and memory functions and helps slow the aging process. Supports digestive system, immune system, respiratory system, and helps clear metabolic toxins and brings comfort to tense muscles and reduce exercise-related temporary pain.

Building and supporting overall health, wellness and vitality is a hallmark of Cedar Bear herbs. You will find that the support on a micro-nutritional level from Cedar Bear herbs brings astounding results for your brain’s health!

It’s not just the herbs that makes them so effective at supporting your brain’s health. When they are made with Cedar Bear’s special proprietary process called the TincTract®, (more than a tincture, and more than an extract, and works better than either!), Cedar Bear’s TincTract® process makes the herbs both bio-available and bio-utilizable, so every drop goes right to work supporting your health and well-being.

Best of all, the TincTract® process not only makes herbs work better, but they taste better, too! And all Cedar Bear® herbs are totally alcohol-free. They have only three things in them, herbs, glycerin, and water. Nothing else!
With the right herbs and the TincTract® process, with Cedar Bear® herbs you have the herbal support you need to activate and build your memory, brain, and overall health.

Boost your memory and brain health today with herbal products by Cedar Bear®!

(These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.)