Memory: Age is Just a Number! / Woods Health Blog Woods Health Supplements And Vitamins

by health and nutrition advice journalist

Many believe that diminishing concentration and memory issues are simply natural side effects of aging. However, this isn’t the case! Here are some great tips to help if you are concerned about the deterioration of your mind and memory.

Find the Cause

There may be various underlying causes of age-related metal deterioration, with the most common including poor nutrition, stress, digestion issues and possibly inflammation and circulatory problems. Any one of these can potentially cause memory problems by interfering with the information flow in the brain and nervous system.

Look at your Nutrition

The brain is said to use around 20 percent of the body’s calories, so it needs plenty of good fuel and nutrients to remain healthy and function at its best. The good news is that a good diet for brain health includes lots of deliciousness including: –

Other beneficial food stuffs include wholegrains as a source of vitamin E, berries for their antioxidant and anti-inflammation properties and even coffee (in moderation) as a brain booster!

Keep Stimulated

Let’s think of the brain as a muscle where the less you use it, the less efficient it becomes. Like other parts of your body, your brain also needs ‘exercise’ to function to the best of its ability. Various studies show that everyday intellectual stimulation can not only prevent mental deterioration but actually improve cognitive function. Nowadays there are numerous brain training games online or if you prefer something more traditional, do the newspaper crossword! Remember its never too late to start a new course or pick up a new hobby, anything that keeps the brain stimulated.

The amount of oxygen that the brain requires for its functioning is almost 25% of the total amount consumed by the human body, so supplying your brain with adequate amounts of unpolluted oxygen key. Here’s what you can do: –

Supplements can be a very effective at improving memory and cognitive function. Some have been mentioned throughout the article but here are a few more that can help your body and brain have the necessary nutrients to work optimally.

Gingko Biloba is thought to improve blood flow to the brain by dilating blood vessels and thinning the blood.  Medical research shows that ginkgo may not only prevent age-related memory loss, but also improve short-term memory and some of the symptoms of Alzheimer’s.

B-Vitamins are a collection of water-soluble vitamins that all play important roles in cell metabolism, brain function and maintain energy levels. B9, otherwise known as Folic acid, helps to maintain proper brain and nerve function

Ginseng has been shown in some studies to improve memory and mental well-being.

Omega-3’s such as those found in cod liver oil can have a considerable and positive effect on memory, mood, learning and behaviour. Omega-3 essential fatty acids are important constituents of cell membranes and help information flow around the brain. If you struggle to get them naturally in your diet, a supplement version may be best for you.

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