memory

B for the Brain: B-12 linked to risk for memory problems among elderly

Among healthy people over the age of 75 who have the genotype associated with higher risk for Alzheimer’s, low levels of vitamin B-12 are associated with significantly worse performance on memory tests. Scientists already knew of a genetic predisposition for Alzheimer’s disease, and that low levels of two B vitamins — B-12 and folic acid [...]

B for the Brain: B-12 linked to risk for memory problems among elderly 2019-01-09T14:48:23+00:00

Think Ginkgo: Longer-term study shows memory benefits from herb

Researchers at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute found significant improvement in verbal recall among a group of people with age-associated memory impairment who took the herbal supplement ginkgo biloba for six months when compared with a group that received a placebo. The UCLA study, used positron-emission tomography (PET) and found that for subjects taking gingko biloba, [...]

Think Ginkgo: Longer-term study shows memory benefits from herb 2019-01-09T14:48:25+00:00

Brain Boost: Sports supplement shown to enhance memory and IQ

Research by Australian scientists has shown that taking creatine can give a significant boost to both working memory and general intelligence. The study monitored the effect of creatine supplementation on 45 young adult vegetarian subjects in a double-blind, placebo-controlled experiment. Athletes have known that creatine supplementation can increase sports performance and the compound - a [...]

Brain Boost: Sports supplement shown to enhance memory and IQ 2019-01-09T14:48:27+00:00

Ginseng improves memory in stroke-related dementia patients

A recent study showed that a ginseng compound improved memory scores of people suffering from stroke-induced dementia, Chinese researchers reported. Memory loss, or dementia, may occur after stroke and is a growing problem in China, says lead researcher Jinzhou Tian, MD. In an early animal study, a ginseng compound increased the activities of the brain [...]

Ginseng improves memory in stroke-related dementia patients 2019-01-09T14:48:31+00:00

Poor memory? Remember to try bacopa!

Practitioners of Ayurvedic medicine, a traditional healing therapy from India, have long used the herb bacopa (sometimes called brahmi) to enhance memory and mood. It is also used to help ease epilepsy and insomnia, and as a mild sedative. A number of years ago, bacopa was tested on animals with great success. More recently, human [...]

Poor memory? Remember to try bacopa! 2015-09-09T13:52:18+00:00

Good Food; Good Grades?

Before you buy a computer, new books, or enlist a tutor to help your child do better in school, take a close look at what sort of food is fuelling (or draining) his or her body every day. Some foods are definitely better than others when it comes to being primed for a full day [...]

Good Food; Good Grades? 2019-01-09T14:48:36+00:00

Ginkgo and ginseng add brain power!

Interest in the herbs ginkgo biloba and ginseng continues to be strong as consumers look to boost cognitive function and combat forgetfulness and mental fatigue. It is normal and somewhat unavoidable that our short-term memory be affected as we age. Also, as men and women experience life changes and stress, mental sharpness is sure to be [...]

Ginkgo and ginseng add brain power! 2015-09-09T13:52:22+00:00

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