Concussions are traumatic brain injuries caused by any sufficiently hard blow to the head.
The rapid movement of the brain can cause the neurons to tear and brain tissues to change shape, which can damage the brain cells.
While concussions can cause immediate symptoms, such as a temporary loss of consciousness, headaches, and dizziness, some effects can continue days or even weeks after the event.
This is called post-concussive syndrome, and its signs and symptoms include Blurred vision, Difficulty concentrating, Dizziness, Headaches, Memory loss, Sensitivity to light and noise.
The brain is highly dependent on nutrients and energy.
It is also extremely vulnerable to toxins and stress.
A brain injury can disrupt the brain-gut connection, a bidirectional communication network between the brain and gastrointestinal system, potentially resulting in increased intestinal permeability, inflammation, reduced gastrointestinal motility, and bacterial overgrowth.
These two primary goals for post-concussion nutrition—healing the structural damage from the concussion while managing the pain to prevent long-term damage—can be achieved through natural remedies, including dietary supplements.
Dietary supplements such as Creatine, Omega-3 fatty acids, Resveratrol, Boswellia, Curcumin, Choline, Vitamin D, Zinc, Acetyl L-carnitine, Magnesium, and Alpha-lipoic acid.
Eating the right foods and taking the right supplements can help improve recovery time and may also limit the damage caused by concussions.
If you’re a patient, consult your integrative healthcare practitioner for guidance and an appropriate treatment plan.