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Memory Problems


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Memory is affected by nutrient deficiencies, free radical exposure, alcohol, drugs, allergies, stress, and other factors. Memory problems are not limited to aging adults, but can affect those of all ages.


Notes
  • Make sure you are taking supplements for overall good health. If you are not taking these basic supplements, we recommend Enfuz from Vitabase. When you take a small packet of pills each day, you get all the basic nutrition you need. Each packet contains a multi-vitamin, CoQ10 (for heart health), Omega 3, Vitamin D-3, a probiotic, and a powerful set of antioxidants to help your body fight off disease.
  • Attitudes and approach to aging have a factor in our ability to remember.
  • Beta-Blocker, Benzodiazepines, some painkillers, antihistamines and anticholinergics can have an adverse effect.
  • Estrogen may or may not improve memory function.
  • To forget every now and again is normal. You may have a problem if you start to forget things that are more common to you before and becoming lost in familiar surrounding telling the same story over and over again there may be a problem.
  • To improve the brain's function use HGH (human Growth Hormone)


Advice
  • Be sure to rest.
  • Blueberries and spinach could help in retaining memory.
  • Do not eat reined sugars.
  • Exercise regularly.
  • For a month do not eat dairy or wheat products.
  • Hold your breath for 30 seconds every day to help alertness.
  • Use your brain everyday to increase the activity and you should be more likely to recall.
  • Your diet needs to consist of raw fruits and vegetables.



Helpful nutrients for this condition.

Acetylcholine
Importance: High
Comments: Essential neurotransmitter. Boosts ability for brain to function properly. Protects against memory loss.


Choline
Importance: High
Comments: Boosts acetylcholine levels.
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Manganese
Importance: High
Comments: Provides nourishment to nerves and brain. Helps the body use choline.
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Superoxide dismutase (SOD)
Importance: High
Comments: Destroys free radicals.
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Vitamin B complex
Importance: High
Comments: Enhances memory. Consider injections under a physician's care.
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Pantothenic acid (Vitamin B5)
Importance: High
Comments: Aids converting of choline (amino acid) into acetylcholine (neurotransmitter).
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Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine)
Importance: High
Comments: Promotes healthy brain function.
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Vitamin B3 (niacin) and Niacinamide
Importance: High
Comments: Enhances brain circulation and function. Caution: Those who suffer from gout, liver disorder, or high blood pressure should not take niacin.
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Vitamin C
Importance: High
Comments: Potent antioxidant. Enhances circulation.
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Vitamin E
Importance: High
Comments: Expands blood vessels. Enhances circulation to brain.
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Zinc
Importance: High
Comments: Eliminates toxins from brain. Zinc gluconate lozenges or OptiZinc are recommended.
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Lecithin
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Enhances brain function. Provides choline, inositol, and B vitamins.
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Lecithin
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Enhances brain function. Provides choline, inositol, and B vitamins.
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L-Glutamine and L-phenylalanine plus L-aspartic acid
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Enhances brain function. Protects against excessive ammonia and brain damage. Caution: Pregnant or nursing women and those who have diabetes, high blood pressure, PKU, or panic attacks should refrain from using phenylalanine.
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L-Tyrosine
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Enhances learning ability. Aids in memory and awareness. Boosts mood. Increases motivation. Protects against depression. Caution: Those taking MAO inhibitor drugs should not use tyrosine.
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Helpful herbs and supplements for this condition.

Brahmi
Type: Internal
Purposes: Improves Long and short term memory.

Garlic
Type: Internal
Purposes: Boosts memory
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Ginkgo biloba
Type: Internal
Purposes: Boost brain and memory function.
Dosage: Take in capsule form
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