Concussions: A Vitamin-Mineral Healing Approach



By: John M. Di Fazio II

When you have a competitive spirit, it is difficult to avoid putting it all on the line within the realm of sports and hobbies. Most sports have a level of contact which at times can impact the body to the point of injury or damage. But often, the brain is an area that is overlooked in regards to sports impacts and the effects of extreme sports. I’ve had my fair share of concussions, and they have all had a prolonged effect on concentration, focus, and the handling of daily stress. I fought competitively for several years and have had many jarring head and body impacts. My wife received a concussion in a horseback riding accident. Our younger daughter had a terrible head collision in a soccer game. All took months to years for recovery. Symptoms can vary from headaches, to blurred vision, to lack of concentration, to anxiety, and to agitation to light and noise.

Over the years, we have all reduced our lingering concussion symptoms with the help of vitamins and minerals. The proper vitamin and mineral intake greatly improved the efficiency of the synapses, which permit the passage of electrical and chemical signals between neurons or to effector cells of the brain by increasing blood flow and naturally reducing swelling of the brain tissue.

Our personal results have been astonishing. My wife and I feel one hundred percent better. My daughter is still improving and though it has taken a little more time, she is feeling much better. I should note that her concussion was the most recent of the three. I have gladly helped many athletes and clients who have received concussions and who had experienced the effects of impacts to the head. Most have reported a great improvement.

In addition to our daily vitamin/mineral intake, here is the vitamin/mineral approach that we take for healing from concussions:

w/ Meal One

(1 capsule) Vitamin B (Nature’s Way B-100 Complex: B1, B2, B6, B12, Choline)

(500 mg) l-tyrosine, (free form amino acid)

w/ Meal Two

(250 mg tablet) Nature’s Made ¬†Magnesium

(100 mcg’s) Selenium

w/ Meal Three

(1 capsule) Vitamin B (Nature’s Way B-100 Complex: B1, B2, B6, B12, Choline)

(250 mg tablet) Nature’s Made ¬†Magnesium

PLEASE NOTE: Always seek advice from your physician before beginning a supplement regimen, especially if you are taking medication.