I’ve been living under the falsehood that my case of “Mom Brain” was a condition that declined over time and would become exponentially worse with the number of children I had, but I’ve recently found a product that’s been like turning on a lightbulb in my brain.
Before having kids I used to be able to do things like remember why the hell I walked into a room, or the name of who’s-her-face, you know the girl that works over at the what’s-a-call-it. But after a case of pregnancy brain that snowballed into a bout of Mom Brain to the third power after I gave birth to three kids in less than four years, let’s just say most days I was wondering if childbirth could really lead to some form of brain trauma.
I’m no doctor, but I did Google my symptoms once and I’ve now diagnosed myself with either an acute case of Mom Brain or possible nitrogen narcosis. Since I have been scuba diving lately, all signs point to Mom Brain.
Mom Brain is a totally made up, yet well known and wide spread term, for the cognitive slow down associated with having kids. It is well documented and actually proven that lack of sleep, stress, and watching too many episodes of SpongeBob Squarepants (okay, maybe not for sure but probably), can lead to absentmindedness, inattention, and/or generally forgetfulness.
Here are some real life example of how I know I’m living with Mom Brain:
- I could count the number of times in a day I walk into a room and have no idea what I’m looking for, but I’d probably forget that number along with why I’m standing in the middle of this room looking for a …
- If I don’t write it down, it’s probably not going to happen.
- I count my kids when we travel, “Okay, great! They’re both here – oh crap! There’s supposed to be three of them!“
- I used to have a point…now I usually have a circle that I talk in until I can remember what it was I was meaning to say.
- Coffee doesn’t help. To be clear, it doesn’t hurt, but it doesn’t turn on my brain like it used to.
- I lock myself out almost as often as I let myself in. Now if I can just remember where I put that hide-a-key…
- Inside out shirts are so in, right? Or mismatched socks? How about two different shoes? My wardrobe suffers too.
- Putting milk in the cabinet and cereal in the refrigerator is something everyone does, right?
- Call the police! Someone stole my car! Oops. I drove my husband’s car to the store this morning, so go ahead and 86 that emergency call, officer. We’re fine here, just fine.
- I offered a stranger-in-need at the supermarket a marker to write with because I’m a Mom, so it’s not weird that I don’t have pens but I do carry lots of Crayola. However, what got real weird real fast was that I accidentally tried to hand this unassuming gentleman a tampon that had freed itself from a wrapper at the bottom of my purse because I wasn’t PAYING ATTENTION to what I was doing. Yes, that’s right. I tried to hand a tampon. To a man I didn’t know. In a supermarket. So he could write with it.
I wish I could tell you that I was exaggerating for the sake of the post, but these are all too common example of things I blame on my chronic case of Mom Brain.
Up until recently I assumed that my Mom Brain was incurable, but then I was introduced to Cognium from Natrol. It’s a specially formulated supplement designed to keep your mind sharp and your memory strong.
One of the main reasons I decided to give Cognium a try was that the core ingredient is backed by nine human clinical studies that showed significant improvements in memory and cognition in as little as four weeks. There’s no other product on the market that has nine studies to back up their claims. Cognium has been clinically proven to help memory and concentration, while also being safe, natural and stimulant free. It features a unique silk protein ingredient that is clinically proven to energize and protect the brain.
For me personally, after taking Cognium for several weeks, one of the first things I noticed was that I felt like my mind was clearer. Sure, I still might walk into a room and have no clue why I was in there, but it took me a fraction of the time to remember what I was looking for. Names, places, my children’s specific ages, and other things I might have trouble recalling come to me much faster and I am experiencing what I can best describe as a clearing of my brain fog.
So far, I can say that it’s helped me feel sharper, and that the results were such that I plan on continuing to take Cognium to see how much improvement I’ll have over an extended period of time. Look out, Alex Trebek, Jeopardy might have another contestant soon!
If you want to give Cognium a try for yourself, you can find it at select drug stores and vitamin retailers nationwide. Check out the Natrol website for more product information, money saving coupons, and a great money back guarantee!
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And since Natrol sent me these vitamins, in exchange for my opinion which was solely expressed here, I’d also like to stress that you should consult your healthcare professional prior to use if you have or suspect a medical condition, are taking prescription drugs, or are pregnant or lactating. I say this because I’m not a doctor or an expert. The above blog post documents my own personal experience. However, as the old disclaimer goes, individual results may vary. Also, these statements (nor any other that I might make for that matter) have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. WHEW.)