Natural Nootropics for Memory

As we age, something that begins to worry us all to some extent or another is memory loss. There may even be a slight concern as to whether or not we will become one out of the ten million baby boomers that end up developing Alzheimer’s disease. Or maybe all you’re looking for ways in which to fortify your memory and memory vitamins, memory supplements and even memory games come to mind.

The next question is whether or not nootropics help improve memory and if they do, which of the many memory enhancers will work? Although currently on the market you can find a large variety of “brain boosters,” many of which are loaded with multiple substances, most of them have not had sufficient research performed actually to support their claims of enhancing the memory.

That being said, here are a few brain enhancing supplements and a brief explanation of their benefits:

1. Omega-3 Fatty Acid

A lot of interest has been shown towards omega-3 fatty Acids. Studies have suggested that by having a higher intake of foods that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids such as English walnuts, plant and nut oils, and of course cold-water fish is strongly linked to a much lower risk of developing Alzheimer´s disease.

2. Hyperzine A

This supplement is also referred to as Chinese club moss, and it is a natural medicine which works much in the same way as drugs for Alzheimer’s do. There is however still more studies and evidence which is needed to confirm its effectiveness as well as its safety.

3. Acetyl-L-Carnitine

There have been studies which suggest that this amino acid may be beneficial in assisting patients with Alzheimer’s and memory issues. It has also shown to be beneficial for those with early onset as well as a fast rate of this disease.

4. Vitamin E

Although it seems as if Vitamin E does not lower the risk of someone developing Alzheimer´s, it does appear to slow its progression. That being said, studies have given way to concern about an increased risk of death among unhealthy people who have taken high doses of Vitamin E, so before taking this supplement, it is crucial that you consult your doctor.

5. Panax or Asian Ginseng

Sometimes this herb is used with Ginkgo biloba, and experts say that Panax or Asian Ginseng can help with fatigue issues as well as to improve quality of life. Although the memory benefits in itself have mostly shown up only in a subset or small group of study participants.

Although these supplements can be helpful for your memory and overall health, before you add any of them to your diet, make sure to consult your primary care physician and have a pharmacist check for any potential interactions with any other supplements or medications you may be currently taking. You may want to consider taking a stack which combines all of these ingredients together such as one of these two –

Keep in mind that just because something is natural, does not always mean that it is safe. Often we believe nature to be only beautiful and harmless; however lions and tigers are also part of nature, so it is better safe than sorry.

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