The COVID-19 pandemic has completely changed the world as we know it. Millions of people from all over the globe have died from the coronavirus, and among those that have recovered from it, there is still a significant number of people that continue to struggle with “Long COVID” symptoms months and months after they’ve received the “all clear” to return to their normal lifestyle.
But what about those that haven’t gotten COVID-19? Are they affected at all even though they have yet to contract the virus?
According to a new study out of Harvard Medical School, the answer is yes.
What Is Pandemic Brain?
“Pandemic Brain” is a term that is starting to be used more frequently throughout scientific circles, as it is becoming more and more apparent that even people that haven’t contracted the COVID-19 virus are still being negatively affected by it.
To put it simply, “Pandemic Brain” is what is being seen among people that are experiencing increased neuroinflammation in the brain, causing stress, depression, brain fog, and other mental health issues despite never being infected by the virus. The study out of Harvard Medical School found that “pandemic-related stressors” were the likely cause behind this.
And remember: these are just the people that have not been infected with the COVID-19 virus. Other studies of brain tissue from those that have died from the virus found that “the signature the virus leaves in the brain speaks of strong inflammation and disrupted brain circuits and resembles Alzheimer’s or other neurodegenerative diseases.”
Nutrients And The Battle Against Pandemic Brain
It’s more important than ever to provide your brain with the fuel it needs to stay healthy, and that comes in the form of nutrients. Our diet and its effect on mental health has been the subject of many scientific articles, and new books are being written on the topic as well–such as The Better Brain by leading scientists Bonnie Kaplan, Ph.D. and Julia Rucklidge, Ph.D., who have dedicated their lives to studying the role of nutrition in mental health.
But as we here at Truehope have recently discussed on our blog, not only are most Americans not eating well enough to get the nutrients that their body needs, but even the “good food” doesn’t contain as many nutrients as one might think.
This is where a micronutrient/multivitamin supplement comes in. Specially formulated to assist in creating a balanced life, EMPowerPlus Advanced is a vitamin, mineral, and amino acid supplement backed by 35 research studies that uses cutting-edge technology to ensure that your body can recognize and digest the 36 ingredients included in the formulation.
More than likely, and whether you realize it or not, COVID-19 has affected your mental health in one way or another, even if you’ve never contracted the virus. Do what’s best for your brain and stay in the best mental shape possible by giving it the nutrients it deserves. Try EMPowerPlus today by visiting the Truehope Online Store.