How can I improve my memory?

Perhaps the most remarkable nutrient for potentially improving memory is the Chinese herb Ginkgo biloba, derived from one of the most ancient trees known to mankind. Research on Ginkgo biloba has found that the leaves of the plant produce unique substances called flavone glycosides, which are thought to be the beneficial compound to counteract age related mental decline.

A great deal of research has already been done in Europe, especially in France and Germany, to find more applications for Ginkgo biloba in treating conditions that occur more frequently as we age.

Herbalists recommend Ginkgo biloba extract, in a dosage of 240 mg daily (divided into two or three doses). The product label should state it is standardized to contain 24 percent ginkgo flavone glycosides.

But Ginkgo is just one of the nutrients I discuss in my book, Aging Without Growing Old. All of the Vitamin B Complex are essential for all aspects of the nervous system, including brain function.

L-Glutamine is considered a brain fuel, also a major neurotransmitter is acetylcholine. Soy lecithin granules convert to acetylcholine, which is another reason to take granulated lecithin.

Phosphatidylserine (PS) is a remarkable brain cell nutrient. It is also essential to the functioning of all cells of the body.

L-Carnitine and Acetyl-L-Carnitine plays a critical role in maintaining youthful cellular energy, metabolism and blood flow. Since brain aging is a result of diminished brain cell metabolism and reduced cerebral circulation, the potential role of these two non-essential amino acids in protecting neurologic function is clear.

Pregenolone is a hormone for our brain. Some scientists believe it is the most potent memory enhancer of all times. I also discuss DMAE and brain stimulation and DHA the building block of the brain, plus much more in my book.

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