In a way the words ‘generous’, ‘independence’ and ‘interesting’ are vitamins for memory. (more…)
Natural Health Care expert Mark Mincolla discusses different vitamins for memory in Living Well of Fox Boston. Amongst others, he talks about ginkgo biloba, vitamin B, beta carotene, vitamin A, zinc and omega 3 fatty acids. And he discusses a longitudinal study on the effects of vitamins on memory.
Magnesium has been on the list of important vitamins for memory for a while, but a clear relation between magnesium and cognitive function has recently been discovered by a group of scientists from the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Magtein, a patent-pending magnesium compound, raises brain’s magnesium levels and increased learning ability, working memory and short- and long-term memory in young and aged rats.
Vitamins D are popular vitamins for memory, especially with older adults. However, a new study warns that taking too much vitamin D could be counterproductive – and even dangerous. Too much of the vitamin doubles the chances of developing an irregular heart rhythm known as atrial fibrillation. (more…)
On the website of the Harvard Medical School a whole brain atlas is published. Since we have discussed on the vitamins for memory website the consequences of brain diseases, such as Alzheimer’s, on memory and the brain, it may be an interesting to actually see the consequences in the brain. (more…)
Taking a daily multivitamin and mineral supplement with added herbal ingredients may protect memory in older women, a recent study from a research group in Australia suggests.
Subjects in the experimental group consumed the commercial product Swisse Women’s Ultivite 50+, containing vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and plant extracts. Amongst many others, also the usual suspects in vitamins for memory were represented: Vitamin A, B6, B12, C, potassium and calcium. See for the full list of ingredients the table below (click on image for a bigger picture). (more…)
In order to receive a daily, constant amount of vitamins for memory, it is necessary to change habits that have been shaped over many years. It is possible to increase the brain health of your family by taking the following, small steps:
1. Have breakfast right after you wake up. A healthy breakfast with protein, carbs and fiber provides the right fuel for your brain. (more…)
It was a painful scene to watch: presidential candidate Rick Perry forgot during a debate what he would do if he were elected. “It’s three agencies of government when I get there are gone, Commerce, Education and the… err… what’s the third one there…” The audience laughed.
After another awkward silence, the presenter gave Perry a second chance. Perry: “The third one, I can’t, I’m sorry, I can’t. Oops.”
The pressure of being on stage wiped out a small, though essential part of Perry’s memory. Stress got to him and demolished his chances of ever make it to the White House – and he probably realized this at that moment, which induced his stress levels even further. (more…)
Antioxidants such as vitamin A and beta carotenes are important vitamins for memory. Antioxidants prevent some of the damage to cells in the body (and brain cells) from free radicals. As described in this article, antioxidants in fruits and vegetables may have improved health effects compared to antioxidants consumed through supplements.
Another study, which is discussed below, suggests that not all natural sources of antioxidants have similar effects on our health. The researchers tried to answer the question ‘how do the antioxidants from different fruits perform in our body?’ Antioxidants from a kiwi turn out to have far more effects on our health than antioxidants from a plum, for example. (more…)
Antioxidants’ reputation has been built up, and broken down by scientific research. Although some studies have found great health benefits after subjects took supplements with antioxidants, others did not find these health benefits of these supplements – and even warn for taking too many antioxidants. On the other hand, many researchers and health experts point to the many benefits of having a diet with high antioxidant levels. How can you make sure you get enough of these vitamins for memory? (more…)