Based on our research and having tested the IQ of more than 2 million people, we now know that learning a new language, challenging our minds by doing puzzles and reading have been proven to increase our IQ score on any cognitive and aptitude test. Anyone, unless physically impaired, can get smarter.
We recommend our test takers to wait up to three months before taking an IQ test for the second time, due to their score would be artificially improved. Some psychologists argue that this is not really increasing intelligence, and they are right. However, this statement does not apply to all scenarios due to our personnel has witnessed many situations where test takers' physical conditions change; in these cases, IQ World experts use statistical tools to apply for corrective factors.
Our conclusion is that anything that challenges our brain and cognitive abilities raise our intelligence. In this sense, IQ tests and aptitude tests are a pretty decent indicator of memory, problem solving skills, and other cognitive functions.
Bacopa is mainly used to treat anxiety, brain disorders and memory loss. It stimulates brain function and improves cognition skills. It is a good anti-depressive because it increases the level of serotonin in our blood and brain specifically.
Ginseng can very well reduce stress, increase focus and memory, raise metabolism and energy levels in human beings.
Sage is another herb that has been proven to improve memory and many doctors are investigating its potential for treating Alzheimer’s disease.
Gota kola renews nerve functions, helps us to fights short term memory loss and it definitely improves our logical intelligence.
Another herb that increases energy level, reduces fatigue and improve cognitive abilities associated with calculation, concentration and visual speed.
A well balanced diet that includes healthy fats like omega 3s are a must for all brain functions. Let's bear in mind that our brain is about 65% fat. DHA fats are the most relevant fats that benefit the brain and supply a great amount of cognitive improvement.
These are the most important vitamins for our brain, although all of them are required for the right functioning of our brain and cognitive system. B vitamins are crucial for stress management, as well as for the right metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins and fats. People suffering from difficulties to concentrate, insomnia, depression or any other mental health issues should reach out their doctor immediately; B complex vitamins will also help.
Besides of helping the body flush heavy metals and being a great anti-oxidant, this vitamin is essential for the right connection among neurons.
It has been proven that deficiencies of this vitamin impair cognitive abilities.
This vitamin is a must to maintain the density of cell membranes. Injury to sensory nerves, impaired coordination and balance, among other symptoms, are typically when someone experiences lack of this vitamin.
Iron is essential for proper development of the brain cells that produce myelin and for the synthesis of neurotransmitters. An iron deficiency during fetal development can cause permanent learning and memory deficits. Furthermore, iron deficiencies during childhood can also cause cognitive impairment.
We know that antioxidants are brain boosters because they simply protect brain cells and prevent our brain from premature cell aging.
We suggest you to drink plenty of water. Our brain is made up of 75% water, so drinking a few cups of water can perfectly change the way we think, resolve problems and take decisions in a specific moment. Water is sometimes the best medicine.