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When we grow older, most of us will become forgetful. But of course, young people always forget things, but for elderlys, this symptom will cause permanent memory loss, like Alzheimer's disease. Whether you are suffering from Alzheimer's disease or simply memory problem, certain vitamins and fatty acids can help slow down or prevent memory loss. There are a few potential solutions includes vitamins such as vitamin B-12, and herbal supplements.
From scientific point of view, there is no strong evidence of actual “cure” for it. However, recent clinical studies has start to show some links between loss of memory and vitamins.
Scientists have been studying the relationship between low levels of B-12 (cobalamin) and memory loss. According to experts, enough B-12 diet can improve memory. However, if you have a sufficient number of B-12, there is no evidence that a higher dosage has a positive effect. Further studies have shown that B-12 can slow the cognitive decline of early Alzheimer's disease when used with omega-3 fatty acids.
B-12 deficiency is commonly seen in people have gastrointestinal problem or strict vegetarian. Diabetes drugs metformin has also been shown to reduce B-12 levels. You should be able to naturally get enough B-12, such as fish and poultry. Improved breakfast cereals is also a good choice for vegetarians.
Ginkgo is one of the best-selling products of memory loss in all countries and is the ingredient of many so-called brain accelerators. It comes from ginkgo tree (ginkgo), which is widely used in Europe for "brain dysfunction", which may mean controlling depression or anxiety.
Ten years ago, a study found that ginkgo improved the mental function of patients with Alzheimer's disease, but since then, despite a lot of research, the evidence is still inconsistent. In a small number of studies, comparing ginkgo with one of the standard drugs approved for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease, the 2006 Italian study found that ginkgo and Aricept were effective in improving mild to moderate Alzheimer's memory and attention. Even so, there are still few scientists have conservative attitude towards this findings. The Cochrane Collaboration's 2007 review of 35 studies concluded that ginkgo as a general evidence of dementia or cognitive impairment is "inconsistent and untrustworthy."
Dr. Gad Marshall, an assistant professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School, says that only high doses of vitamin E have been shown to moderately help people who are already suffering from moderate dementia in clinical trials. The study also found that taking 400 IU of vitamin E daily or more may increase the risk of prostate cancer. Vitamin E, Ginkgo and Fish Oil supplements may slightly inhibit blood clotting. This means that the combination of these supplements with anticoagulants (such as warfarin) (Coumadin) may cause you to bleed or bruise more. Regardless of your age or condition, you should be able to get enough vitamin E from your food. If you are interested in the extra dosage, consult your doctor first before taking them. Vitamin E deficiency is rare, although it may usually occur in people with low-fat diets.
For young people and elderly, it is worthwhile to get your dietary vitamins from the foods you eat. Supplements can make up the gap, but consult your doctor first for recommended daily intake. Regardless of your age, the best way prevent the memory loss is to eat well, exercise your body and your brain, Marshall suggests.