Supplements

Brain Vitamins

These are the supplements taken for boosting the memory. These supplements are also helpful in treating and preventing certain memory problems such as Alzheimer’s disease. They are also used in slowing or preventing the loss of memory. This article is going to discuss the main ways and vitamins used in boosting or improving memory.

Which are the best ways of improving your memory?

Dietary vitamins obtained from food are very valuable in improving the memory of both young and old people. These vitamins can also be obtained from supplements. However, you are advised to consult your doctor before you start taking these supplements.

Body exercises are also recommended for combating the decline of memory as well as improving the functionality of the brain cells. Another diet which is highly recommended is the Mediterranean diet. This is considered as one of the best sources of the various vitamins needed by the body. This diet has been cited as one of the greatest ways of improving your memory. This diet is composed of the following food items

  • Fish
  • Limiting red meat
  • Mostly plant-based foods
  • Preparing meals using olive oil

Vitamin B-12

There exist a direct relationship between memory loss and low levels of vitamin B12 (cobalamin).you should include enough Vitamin B 12 in your diet to improve your memory. However, there is no concrete evidence that high intake of this vitamin can lead to positive effects if you have been taking adequate amount of vitamin B 12. There is a promising research which shows that intake of this vitamin can be used in slowing cognitive decline which affects people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.

The effectiveness of this vitamin can be increased by combining it with omega 3 fats. People having a deficiency of this vitamin are likely to develop stomach or bowel issues. This vitamin can be obtained naturally by consuming foods such as poultry and fish. Fortified breakfast cereal is recommended for vegetarians.

Vitamin E

Research has proven that this vitamin is beneficial for both memory and mind especially in the older people. A study which was conducted in 2014 in JAMA revealed that high amounts of this vitamin are helpful to individuals having moderate or mild Alzheimer’s disease. However, a high level of Vitamin E which is beyond 1000 IU (international units) on a daily basis is considered to be risky for those individuals suffering from cardiovascular diseases.

A high amount of vitamin E is also associated with prostate cancer. This means that you should always consult a health professional if you are interested in taking additional amounts of vitamin E. Cases of vitamin E are very rare, but it might occur in individuals taking low-fats diets. This vitamin can be obtained from the following sources

 

  • Seeds
  • Nuts
  • Vegetables, such as bell peppers and spinach
  • Dark-coloured fruits