Top 5 Most Important Brain Nutrients for Your Memory
Have you ever wondered why some people age more gracefully than others? Is it purely a matter of genetics? Or is it because they favored crossword puzzles over Sudoku? Or is because they were born on a Tuesday…at night…with a full moon out?
The longevity code has perplexed scientists and medical practitioners for centuries. Although holistic interventions—consistent exercise and quality sleep—can help to reduce the effects of aging, a cure for dementia and chronic memory problems has yet to be discovered.
One of the best ways to prevent premature aging is with proper nutrition, especially getting nutrients that are specifically designed for your memory to keep your mind sharp and efficient. But even if you eat the healthiest diet, there will always be a gap in nutrition by only eating foods. That’s why supplements are called dietary supplements because they fill in the gaps in your diet with the nutrients you’re missing by eating food alone, especially nutrients that are specifically designed to improve your memory.
But in a market inundated with supplements all claiming to be the best, which ones are the best for your memory?
The Best Nutrients & Vitamins for Memory
Here are the 5 best concentrated, bioavailable, and naturally derived nutrients that are clinically studied to improve memory:
PhosphatidylSerine (PS) occurs naturally in all cells, being a universal building block for the dynamic membrane systems that make cells work. In double-blind clinical research trials, PS enhanced recall of names, faces, words, and numbers, and improved verbal fluency. PS is better documented for these benefits than any other nutrient.
2. Huperzine A
Extracted from Huperzia serrata (club moss), a traditional Chinese medicinal herb, this substance improves the actions of the acetylcholine neurotransmitter system, which plays a central role in improving memory storage and retrieval.
3. Vitamin D3
Sufficiency (5000 IU) of vitamin D3 promotes healthy mood, cognitive function, cardiovascular function, immune response, muscle and bone strength, and other important indicators of overall vitality. Vitamin D3 also benefits numerous other functions that promote healthy aging.
4. DHA and EPA
The long-chain omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA are fundamental to the structure and functioning of all your cell membranes and particularly for those of your brain cells. DHA also facilitates nerve cells making functional connections (synapses) and supports healthy memory and overall cognition.
5. Ginkgo Biloba
This intensively researched plant extract promotes healthy blood flow, which is crucial for optimal brain function. Ginkgo biloba’s unique combination of antioxidants and blood vessel protectants also helps the brain defend against toxins while promoting overall mental sharpness.
“So how do you get all of these brain-healthy nutrients each day?”
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How Do Memory Supplements Work?
Enhance Blood Delivery
The better the brain’s circulation, the more oxygen and nutrients it can receive to support memory all through life. Ginkgo, resveratrol, lutein, zeaxanthin, CoQ10, as well as vitamins and minerals in this powder, promote healthy blood flow to the brain.
The brain weighs just 2-3 pounds, yet it uses at least 20 percent of all the body’s energy. PS, ALC, B vitamins, magnesium, chromium, alpha-lipoic acid, CoQ10 and other nutraceuticals in this formula can aid in energizing the memory process.
Promote Brain Connectivity
The brain’s trillions of synapses rely on PS for their electrical activity. The numerous antioxidants in Bright Minds Memory Powder help protect these synapses against damage. Additionally, numerous methyl nutrients in the formula support synapse maintenance and protect the brain against damage from homocysteine buildup.
Improve Neurotransmitter Support
Neurotransmitters are the chemical messengers that travel along synapses in the brain. Huperzine A, ALC and choline promote acetylcholine, a key memory transmitter. PS, Vitamin D3, all the B vitamins, magnesium and other minerals support the production, release, and synapse actions of multiple neurotransmitter systems across the brain.
Since your memory is what allows you to treasure and revisit the most special moments in your life, be sure to fortify your brain with the nutrients that can strengthen and restore it.
At BrainMD, we’re committed to promoting, optimizing, and supporting brain health naturally. For our full list of supplements, visit us at BrainMD.
Keith is grateful to have the opportunity to write about supplements since many of them have made a dramatic difference in his life. He is often heard around the office saying, “We have supplements for that.”