Memory loss – and how to get it back

Forgotten where you put your car keys?  Having trouble remembering the name of the person you only just met?  A healthy and strong memory involves the ability to effortlessly store, retain and recall information.  It is a vital skill which can deteriorate as we age. 

Keep your mind as sharp as a tack for years to come and avoid memory loss with our range of supplements and tips for healthy brain function.Memory loss is a gradual process for those over forty years of age.  A gradual decline in memory over the years can find you walking into a room and wondering what you’re doing there.  Slow this process and retain your cognitive abilities for longer by keeping your brain active with challenges such as sudoku, crosswords or any sort of past time or hobby which engages and challenges your brain.

 Improve your memory with LecithinLecithin is a fatty substance which helps to improve memory function by providing insulation to the nerve fibres, and has been used to treat Alzheimers disease and improve cognitive function.

Ginkgo biloba causes increased blood circulation to the extremities, and because of this it benefits brain function because of the nutrients and oxygen which are brought with increased blood flow.

Omega 3 oils such as Flaxseed oil and Fish oil provide food for the brain.  The brain is primarily made up of fatty acids, and DHA is a large component of a healthy brain.

Omega 3 helps to keep brain cell membranes fluid so that nerve signals can be communicated between cells rapidly an easily.

Memory loss can be caused by free radical production.  Anti-oxidant intake from Vitamins C and E, Selenium, Zinc and CoQ10 are necessary to counteract this. 

In the case of memory loss due to excessive stress, try Siberian ginseng which acts as an adaptogen, helping your nervous system to adapt to stress

B Vitamins benefit the nervous system by improving brain function.

L-Theanine benefits brain function by increasing alpha brain wave activity which results in an alert yet relaxed state.

 Dietary tips for excellent brain function:

  •          Aim for eight hours of good quality, refreshing sleep each night.
  •          Eat blueberries – they support the vascular systems of the body, preventing ageing and improving brain function.
  •          Avoid trans-fatty acids.  These are man-made fats which are foreign to your body and contribute to plaques in the arteries, restricting   blood supply and circulation. 
  •          Avoid dips in blood sugar and therefore disrupted brain function by avoiding sugar, caffeine and alcohol and eating good quality protein with each meal.