Erbology
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Brain foods

Looking for a brain food supplement? Try our range of foods for healthy brain cells instead – all natural, and not a capsule in sight!

Relax & Focus Bundle

Relax & Focus Bundle

Adaptogenic Mushrooms + Herbs

Organic Japanese Wasabi Snacks

Organic Japanese Wasabi Snacks

Iron + Phosphorus + Magnesium

Organic Spicy Kimchi Snacks

Organic Spicy Kimchi Snacks

Iron + Magnesium + Vitamin B1

Organic Cashew Cheese Snacks

Organic Cashew Cheese Snacks

Iron + Zinc + Vitamin B1

Organic Rosemary Sweet Potato Snacks

Organic Rosemary Sweet Potato Snacks

Iron + Phosphorus + Magnesium

Organic Lion's Mane Mushroom Snacks

Organic Lion’s Mane Mushroom Snacks

Beta-glucans + Minerals

Organic Greek Olive Snacks

Organic Greek Olive Snacks

Iron + Phosphorus + Magnesium

Organic Indian Spiced Snacks

Organic Indian Spiced Snacks

Phosphorus + Zinc + Vitamin B1

Organic Tkemali Beetroot Snacks

Organic Tkemali Beetroot Snacks

Vitamin B1 + Phosphorus + Magnesium

Organic Tulsi Powder

Organic Tulsi Powder

Destress + Balance

Organic Raw Hemp Seed Powder

Organic Raw Hemp Seed Powder

High protein and vitamin D

Organic Almond Milk Base

Organic Almond Milk Base

Protein and fibre for your smoothie

Organic Reishi Mushroom Powder

Organic Reishi Mushroom Powder

Immunity + Fight free radicals

Organic Lion's Mane Mushroom Powder

Organic Lion’s Mane Mushroom Powder

Focus + Mood

Raw Organic Sea Buckthorn Powder

Raw Organic Sea Buckthorn Powder

Omega-7 and beta-carotene

Organic Raw Aronia Powder

Organic Raw Aronia Powder

Fights free radicals

Organic Raw Chia Seed Powder

Organic Raw Chia Seed Powder

High protein and calcium

Calming Box

Calming Box

Organic Styrian Pumpkin Seed Oil

Organic Styrian Pumpkin Seed Oil

Male health

Organic Hemp Seed Oil

Organic Hemp Seed Oil

Vitamin D + Omega 3

Organic Milk Thistle Oil

Organic Milk Thistle Oil

Cleansing

Organic Walnut Oil

Organic Walnut Oil

Brain Health

Organic Black Seed Oil

Organic Black Seed Oil

Immunity support

Organic Chia Seed Oil

Organic Chia Seed Oil

Omega-3 + Vitamin E

Organic Poppy Seed Oil

Organic Poppy Seed Oil

Skin nourishing

Organic Amaranth Seed Oil

Organic Amaranth Seed Oil

Squalene + Vitamin E

Organic Bergamot Shots

Organic Bergamot Shots

Collagen support + Heart health

Organic Sea Buckthorn Shots

Organic Sea Buckthorn Shots

Supports immunity, fights dryness

Organic Rose Water

Organic Rose Water

Soothing and calming

Organic Bergamot Juice

Organic Bergamot Juice

Vitamin C for collagen production

Organic Dried Aronia Berries

Organic Dried Aronia Berries

Fibre + Antioxidants

Organic Raw Transylvanian Walnuts

Organic Raw Transylvanian Walnuts

Small batch shelled to order

Organic Popped Amaranth

Organic Popped Amaranth

Fibre + Protein + Minerals

Organic Almond Flour

Organic Almond Flour

Protein and fibre for your smoothie

Organic Walnut Flour

Organic Walnut Flour

Healthy fats and minerals for your smoothie

Recipes section

What are healthy brain foods?

Just like any other organ in your body, your brain needs plenty of a variety of nutrients to keep working at its best. Whether that’s a plentiful supply of omega-3 fatty acids, or antioxidants to fight free radical damage, you can supply your brain with many of these through your diet.

While the popular myth goes that your brain is made up of mostly water, that’s actually not the case. Rather, an astonishing 65% of the brain is made up of fat! Indeed, one type of omega-3 fatty acid, called DHA, is the most common type of fat in the brain. Now you can see why getting your omega-3s is so important.

Mega omegas

Omega-3 can be found in oily fish and some algae in the ‘brain-ready’ form – DHA. However, another type of omega-3, called ALA (alpha-linoleic acid) can be found in plant-based foods such as linseeds, hemp seeds, chia seeds and walnuts.

Your body converts ALA to DHA and another form of omega-3 called EPA, so it can be used in your normal processes. Meanwhile another fatty acid called omega-6 also plays a role in keeping you sharp.

The two omegas work together to provide you with a range of health benefits. An easy way to get both at once is to take hemp seed oil. It has the ‘perfect’ 1:3 ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 to keep you in the right balance.

More on omegas 3 and 6 >>

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Recipes section

Best brain foods to eat before an exam or presentation

Looking for the best brain foods for test day? Our main advice would be to stick to your usual healthy diet of whole foods.

Avoid snacking on processed crisps or chocolate and choose healthy options instead. Why? Well, foods such as fruit and vegetables contain lots of antioxidants. Your brain is especially in need of these as it’s susceptible to damage caused by free radicals. So, snack on blueberries, aronia berries or any fruit you like while you study.

If you eat fish, you might like to include a portion of an oily variety the night before your exam, such as salmon or mackerel. These are full of omega-3. If you are vegan, try drizzling walnut or hemp seed oil over your porridge or in your salad dressing, or throw a handful of chia seeds into your morning smoothie.

Your brain will thank you for giving it the nutrients it needs, but don’t forget to take care of yourself in other ways too. Get a good night’s sleep and try to relax the evening before your exam so you can go in feeling rested. And most of all: have confidence. You can do it!

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