Is your memory as good as you want it to be?
Let me tell you about the three most effective memory-enhancing nutrients that I’ve come across. They often have an immediate effect in improving processing speed and memory. In fact, I use the Brain Vitale most mornings and it keeps my brain spinning along…
Then I’ll share the key recommendations for long term brain health that I’m seeing consistently in the literature.
Our top three memory enhancers:
We have three great products that enhance memory now and prevent memory loss later:
Brain Vitale provides the classic memory enhancer, gingko biloba, along with acetyl-l-carnitine, GPC, inositol, and phoshatidyl serine.
Another great choice is Phosphatidyl Serine which is especially healing for neuronal membranes. Both of them improve nerve transmission. Their effect is like putting film in your camera, the camera being your brain.
Which formula works best is a matter of individual biochemical makeup. We can discern more specifically what your brain needs using the TRIAD test, which evaluates neurotransmitters and missing amino acids that build those neurotransmitters. Other factors can be missing cofactors and inflammation of the brain, all of which can be identified through testing. If you’d like to find out if testing is appropriate for you schedule a Free 15.
A different type of protection comes from the spice curcumin. It protects the brain by preventing the buildup and actually reducing existing, amyloids, a plaque buildup that is associated with Alzheimer’s. Besides protecting the brain it also improves memory. If using it as a spice, opt for turmeric rather than curry powder. Or try out potent Curcum-Evail gelcaps, which is a highly bio-available combination of three different fractions of curcumin and includes turmeric oil. Dose is a single gelcap per day.
And here are my top 7 tips for keeping your brain sharp for the long run:
- Reduce: grains and sugar and increase healthy fats and clean protein. This is a common thread we hear from all the pioneers in brain health such as Daniel Amen, MD, Mark Hyman, MD and David Perlmutter, MD ( his newest NYT bestseller, “Grain Brain” is a terrific read). They all promote the Paleo diet.
- Add: Omegas 3 Fatty Acids, especially DHA, which is found in walnuts and even richer in Krill oil. They prevent inflammation in the brain, which is a big step towards preserving long term brain health.
- Increase: the brightly colored fruits and vegetables for their anti oxidant value. Blueberries, raspberries, sweet potatoes are all tops in preventing free radical damage in the brain.
- Exercise: there’s so much research in the effect of oxygenating the brain through moving your body, preferably aerobically, most days of the week. And exercise isn’t an isolated event a few times/week. It’s a lifestyle of walking whenever you can, engaging in active recreational activities rather than sedentary ones. Movement is life!
- Sleep: Eight hours is essential for healing the brain every single night. Try to be asleep by 10 pm and up by 6 am to get the most restorative sleep.
- Gut flora: compelling new research on how profoundly probiotics improve brain function. The first step in any health