One of the fastest-growing segments of the dietary supplement industry is the market for products claiming to protect your memory or “boost” your brainpower. These range from mega-doses of vitamins your body does actually need (though not necessarily in such quantity) to novel concoctions such as Asian herbal remedies or
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Fruit and Vegetable Smarts
When your mom told you to eat your fruits and vegetables, she may not have known that those foods are good for your brain—but it was good advice in any case. We’ve seen how an overall healthy dietary pattern can help protect against dementia and cognitive decline.
It happens—that so-called “senior moment” where you forget a word, completely miss an appointment, or can’t recognize the face of someone who so clearly knows you. But don’t worry; you can do something about those memory lapses. A number of simple routines you can adopt may increase memory power—and provide
The Need for Nutrient Density
Another concept emphasized in the latest Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) is nutrient density. You need to consume nutrient-dense foods and beverages to get enough of the nutrients you need without consuming too many calories. Aim to get as much nutritional “bang” for your caloric “bucks”
Studies have shown that alpha-lipoic acid is a promising treatment option for lowering triglycerides.
Have you ever walked into a room, stopped, and wondered what in the heck you were looking for in the first place? We’ve all been there. As we get older, we can become more forgetful. But it doesn’t have to be that way; the memory improvement tips we discuss here
Ginseng is one of the most well-known, commonly used supplements in the world, and for good reason: it’s a known fatigue-fighter, stress-buster, and overall vitality-booster. But Panax ginseng benefits have mainly been demonstrated in studies using healthy people as subjects and researchers have been wondering if its virtues extend to
As the incidence and prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and other forms of dementia continue to rise, researchers, consumers, and businesses alike have begun to focus on strategies to slow or prevent deterioration in memory and thinking skills, including memory games for adults. The thought process behind this trend is
Ask the Doctor: Does vitamin B12 help cognition?
Q. I have been taking supplements of vitamin B12 for a year, but have yet to notice any improvement in my cognitive function or memory. Isn’t vitamin B12 supposed to improve brain function in older people?
A. Research has shown that vitamin B12 supplements
High-intensity interval training, or HIIT, has become increasingly popular because it is an efficient and effective way to achieve results. The words “high-intensity” might make some seniors leery of the idea. But HIIT is an appropriate method for just about everyone because high-intensity is a relative term. You determine how