How To Increase NGF – Natural Ways To Increase Nerve-Growth Factor

Nerve-Growth Factor, or NGF, is a protein belonging to a family of proteins known as Neurotrophins. Neurotrophins, such as BDNF & NGF, modulate the growth and repair of neurons and nerve cells in the brain and nervous system.

Neurogenesis and Neuroplasticity are dependent on Neurotrophins.

Low levels of NGF are implicated in many mental illnesses and cognitive degeneration, including depression, Alzheimer’s, and Dementia.

Increasing Neutrophins can improve these conditions – by facilitating the growth and survival of neurons – as well as imrpove cognition, concentration, memory, and learning, and protect the brain from aging, stress, oxidative stress, and isolation.

Neurotrophins help the brain learn, change, and grow new neurons and neuronal pathways, aiding in recovery from addiction, changes in thinking & mindset, and change good or bad habits.

Increasing Neurotophins can greatly increase learning and cognitive ability.

Neurotrophins help the brain and nervous system heal after injury, such as concussion or stroke.

Increasing Neurotrophins have an anti-depressive effect in depressed or anhedonic individuals.

Increasing Neutrophins & NGF should be a prospect for everyone, and indeed is, even without knowing it, as one will see below.

How To Increase NGF:

  • Exercise
  • Novelty
  • Social Enrichment
  • Environmental Enrichment
  • Learning New Things
  • Training Ambidexterity
  • Stress Reduction
  • Positive Relationships
  • Sunlight & Vvitamin D
  • Sleep
  • Martial Arts
  • Yoga or Qigong
  • Caffeine
  • Coffee, Tea
  • Coffee Fruit Extract
  • Cacao/Dark Chocolate
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin D3
  • Zinc
  • Magnesium
  • Lithium
  • Lion’s Mane
  • Cordyceps
  • Mushrooms
  • Royal Jelly
  • Raw Honey
  • Huperzine A
  • Ginkgo Biloba
  • Bacopa Monnieri
  • Gotu Kola
  • Quercetin
  • Some Polyphenols, Catechins, and Flavanoids (i.e. Pomegranate, Rosemary, Cacao, Coffee, Tea, Red Onion, Berries, Black Currants, Cherries, etc.)
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