Concussion Essentials

NFL football players who had multiple concussions showed up to 25% improvement in memory, motivation, sleep, attention, mood, and increased blood-flow to the brain after 6 months of a healing regime with high-potency fish oil, supplements, & healthy lifestyle.

 

Well-documented studies show specific vitamins, nutrients and supplements can have a powerful impact on the rehabilitation of concussion/brain injury.  I’ve read the studies and scrutinized the companies that supply the products.  My background in health and nutrition, along with my own experience with a concussion (and post concussion syndrome), led me to specific products from pure & ethical sources, with powerful substances to help.

 Below you’ll find a simplified process to access the essentials for concussion recovery. Clicking on the pictures of the products below will get you right to the amazon.com page for each product; read reviews (they’re all 5 stars!), and you’ll be right on their most simple product pages. This should save some time and brainwork!

1. Fish Oil : Reduce Brain Swelling

Top Choice: “Skate Oil” 

Full Range of Omega’s / DHA

Vitamins A, D, E, & K.

One of the best fish oils out there when it comes to fish oil after a concussion. Concentrated doses have shown many positive effects on the brain after injury.

Unlike other fish oils, has more essential enzymes, vitamins, & nutrients.

click on any image to see more

Choice 2: Fermented COD liver oil 

• Reduces inflammation and repairs neurons in the brain.

• Omega 3’s and Vitamin D.  A miracle superfood supplement for concussion recovery, kids too.

(there are alternatives to capsules – I prefer the cinnamon gel)

Click on the bottle to read reviews and more details.

 

Studies of brain health and fish oil are everywhere – see the video below for an amazing story of someone who used high doses of fish oil to recover his brain from a devastating accident – if it was that effective for him, imagine what it could do for a concussion.

  2. Cell Salts : Replenish & Repair

 Cell Salts replenish electrolytes and provide cells with essential minerals for rehabilitation and recovery.

This product is a combination of all 12 cell salts, and many say they can feel the difference quickly. Check out the amazing reviews by clicking on the bottle.

3. B Vitamins like you’ve never known.

“high-energy, end-chain, living B vitamin complex derived from live sources for high cellular resonance – never before available”

 

4. Arnica

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A powerful way to reduce inflammation & swelling! Take these as soon as you can after a concussion.

 5. Curcumin

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Curcumin is a powerful anti-inflammatory and can be very successful in reducing brain inflammation after concussion.

6. D Vitamins

7.  CoQ10& Resveratrol

Many studies have proven the success of these components in helping to heal your brain after injury.

Questions, or anything you’d like to share ? Head over to the Blog and leave a comment on any of the individual posts, like “Nutrition for Concussions” – we’d love to hear your comments!

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22 Comments

  1. Hey Lucy,

    Wow I’m glad I bumped into you on fb as using Cell Salts has made a massive difference to my life. Without this amazing find I would be struggling and probably wouldn’t have my son.
    My accident was on Xmas eve. I’m still very angry with the young women, Whose stupid decision has had a major impact on my life.
    I had an amazing memory and so much confidence both have been effected by the accident.
    I’m still mourning the loss of elements of me.
    On the plus point I took more control and cut loose people who held me back.
    Things I love are taking life slower not sweating the small stuff and being more at peace. I love my 4 year old son when he finishes my sentences it’s a lovely closeness.
    It could take 2 years till I get better if then.
    It took a second.
    The cell salt tablets have given me energy and concentration. My sleep pattern is better and I cope better. I recently stopped taking them as I thought I’m better etc but then I forgot to take them. My horrendous crash symptoms came back with a vengeance. Everything nausea, headaches, sleeplessness, lethargy, sweet cravings wow. Very scary.
    I’m coping and trying to move forward. My confidence grows daily and I hope one day to go back to Bikram Yoga :-) baby steps :-) xxxx
    Ps when I’m subject to a stressful situation I find coconut water really helps x

  2. Thank you so much for taking the time to write this and share, Ces!

    To this day I feel like writing about my experience helps me gain more and more clarity of what happened after my concussion.
    It really sounds like you’re on the right path for your healing (slow path of course :) and your story is really inspiring for the many who have just started out learning what to do after their concussion. Wonderful that you have found these ways to help yourself feel better – hooray for cell salts and coconut water – and a positive outlook like yours!
    I’m so so happy that the cell salts have been helping! I am so thankful for those sweet little white cell salts.

    Thanks again so much for opening up the conversation. Here’s to feelin’ better!

    Lucy

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  7. I mistakenly asked this question under a different article, but I was wondering if any/all of these supplements could be given to a 10 year child for treatment of a concussion?

    • Greta, I personally know many people who give their children fish oil and cell salts. Those would likely give a good start, although I cannot give medical advice so I always advise to check with a doctor first. I hope you’ve found this information helpful and that your son is on the mend. Let me know if you have any more questions!
      Lucy

  8. I would like to look at your section on foods, but it’s not accessible via the iPad. Can you send me another link maybe? Thanks

  9. This website is truly a blessing. Thank you!

    • Thank you for taking the time to comment, Zach! You are more than welcome. The website is still a work in progress as I am still healing from post concussion syndrome myself. Please do let me know if there’s anything more I can do to help you out. Good luck in your healing and I hope you feel better soon!

  10. Wow, thank you! I’m about 6 months into my post concussion recovery and glad to have come across your website.

    I’ve just finished 20 of 40 Hyperbaric Oxygen treatments which has given me relief of the constant headaches and is increasing my energy and stamina. I found this website helpful http://www.hbot.com for the research on it. A specialist (neurotrama Dr. M.D.) I recently saw also prescribed Vayacog, a medical food tablet which has Lipicogen (310 mg) providing PS, DHA & EPA to help with memory. She described it as a pill that allows the omega 3’s to cross over into the brain, and that it’s better than just the omega 3’s alone. http://vayacog.com/ if you want more information.

    Cognitive therapy is also helping with memory recall etc., although I’ve only had a few sessions so far. The specialist I see for this therapy said it would be about 12-16 sessions.

    My vision was also affected, since reading would bring on headaches. An eye Dr. with concussion experience confirmed as much, and I now have prescription glasses that allows me to read without getting a headache! They even have a lavender tint to help with the computer screen. I’ll eventually need some vision therapy.

    I read in Dr. Mary Ann Keatley’s understanding traumatic brain injury that this ends up becoming a spiritual journey for people….probably because we’re forced to slow down, forced into meditation, and re-evaluate our priorities and contemplate our values. And how sweet it is to regain something we’ve lost!

    Thanks again and hope the above helps someone out there recover faster.

    • Awesome tips you have provided. I have been thinking of HBOT myself. I am so glad you have had some relief and success in your recovery. I’m sure many of our readers will be thrilled to read your comments.

      • The kind folks at my HBOT (hyperbaric oxygen) clinic say they’ve treated people 20 years after their concussion, and they got relief.

        Thanks again, and I sure hope it helps provide relief to others.

  11. I read a meta report once that said that there’s a lot of natural treatments that are promising for pcs.

    It suggested that creatine, fish oils, vitamins C, D and E, curcumin and maybe melatonin were very promising. Light intensity exercise might be really really valuable too.

    I’ll try the cell salts & arnica you suggested.

  12. Thx so much for sharing all your research! Much more helpful than the doctors I’ve seen so far. I’m trying to decide what fish oil to take. I like the idea of fermented/non-processed but saw that is not very high in omega 3 compared to others. And then the video about taking a high dose for tbi recovery kind of reinforces the idea of taking a high dose. Any thoughts?

  13. My brother suggested I might like this blog. He was totally right.
    This post truly made my day. You cann’t imagine just how much time I had spent for this info!
    Thanks!

  14. Hello, I am sitting next to my husbands bed feeling sad about all the things that are put on hold indefinitely. But this gave me great hope. Can I start as soon as he gets home? Thank you

  15. How do I decide how much of each to take?

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