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The Impact of Brain Inflammation on Mental Wellness

The Impact of Brain Inflammation on Mental Wellness

When we are mentally well, our lives flow more easily. We have a healthier perspective on situations and ourselves, and we are better able to cope with stress. One important factor that can affect mental wellness is neuro-inflammation, or inflammation in the brain. Factors, including chronic stress, injury, illness, and viruses influence brain inflammation and therefore your mental wellness. Nutritional choices, such as a diet high in inflammatory foods (sugars, refined carbs, processed meats), and low in anti-inflammatory foods, are also a key factors influencing brain inflammation and mental wellness.  

Brain Inflammation and Mental Wellbeing

Neuro-inflammation can negatively impact both mental and cognitive function. People with chronic neuro-inflammation may experience difficulties with memory, attention, and decision-making. Neuro-inflammation is also thought to play a role in the development of depression and other mental health conditions. 


How to Boost Mental Wellness through Nutrition


The good news is that there are things we can do to reduce neuro-inflammation and boost our mental wellness. One key approach to include in your tool box is to eat a diet rich in flavonoids. Flavonoids are plant compounds  found in a variety of fruits, vegetables, legumes, and herbs, and have anti-inflammatory properties.

One way to guarantee an increase in your intake of flavonoids is to take a flavonoid rich supplement, such as our Brain Health nutritional supplement powered by Voluntastrols®. Our Brain Health product is a research-based blend of key flavonoids, specifically selected for their known anti-neuroinflammatory mechanisms.

In addition to taking a flavonoid supplement, there are other things you can do to reduce neuro-inflammation and boost your mental wellness, such as: 


  • Eating a healthy diet that is low in processed foods and high in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean protein.

  • Getting regular exercise.

  • Getting enough sleep.

  • Managing stress.

  • Practicing mindfulness or meditation.

  • Maintaining strong social connections.


By making these lifestyle changes, you can reduce neuro-inflammation and improve your mental and cognitive function. Often times we find that making a change in one easy area, such as intake of flavonoids, can promote the upward movement out of the lull, providing the momentum to engage in additional beneficial activities. That’s why we recommend spending a few moments each day to take our flavonoid-packed Brain Health!

Your journey to mental wellbeing has already started, with The Vitality Project.