Supplements that help keep memory sharpQ. Dear Judy, I find that as I’m getting older, I struggle with my memory. I try to introduce an acquaintance and I can’t remember her name. Can you recommend any supplements that would help? –Elizabeth
For starters, make sure you take a multi-vitamin that has all the B-complex vitamins.
The Chinese herb ginkgo biloba may be the most effective remedy available for short-term memory loss. It enhances circulation to the small vessels that are farthest from the heart.
Lecithin helps improve age-related memory loss. It is the richest source of choline, which the brain converts to acetylcholine, a key neurotransmitter.
Studies have shown phosphatidylserine to significantly improve memory and concentration.
Consider adding L-glutamine to a protein shake or beverage. This amino acid, along with glucose, is used by the brain for energy.
Last, but not least, consider taking acetyl-L-carnitine. It's effective in helping with brain function and memory, mental alertness and mood. Take about 1,000-2,000 mg daily. –Judy