A List of Vitamins Said to Improve Memory

Sadly, there are millions of people afflicted by some form of memory loss. While it can be brought on by some sort of physical trauma to the brain (i.e. concussions from a sport), many suffer memory loss brought on by genetics. 

Fortunately, a number of medical studies have indicated that there are some methods to improve one’s memory/slow the progression of memory loss. There are certain foods catering to this premise, as well as specific vitamins.

This piece will delve into those options. 

Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Omega-3 Fatty Acids manifest themselves in a number of ways. For one, many studies indicate that a diet high in fatty fish can help brain functioning as well as cognitive development. These acids are also quite good for the heart. As many doctors will admit, there is a symbiotic relationship between both the heart and the brain.

Omega-3 fatty acids can be found at virtually every supermarket, drug store, or location where over-the-counter supplements are sold. In general, a strong diet will help one’s mental faculties hum at a high clip. This includes a predominantly plant-based diet, eating minimal amounts of red meat, eating fish, and the heavy usage of olive oil.

Vitamin E

There are various medical studies stating that Vitamin E may help the mental faculties for those who age. Those beset by Alzheimer’s are reportedly able to use Vitamin E when combating the disease.

While there are supplements available, many people are able to get adequate amounts of Vitamin E from everyday foods. Some options chock-full of Vitamin E include seeds, blueberries, avocados, spinach, blackberries, nuts, and bell peppers.

Vitamin B-12

Vitamin B-12 is most known for keeping the body’s blood cells and nerve cells healthy. It also works to provide the brain with normalized functionality. B-12 vitamins can be found similarly to the aforementioned supplements. One can procure them as an over-the-counter item, or even as a prescription from one’s doctor.

In a more organic form, Vitamin B-12 can also be found in a number of different foods. Cuisine rich with these types of vitamins include fish (sardines, tuna, trout, salmon), poultry, eggs, beef, and milk.

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