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The Three Best Supplements for Memory Power

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Would you like to boost your memory  power as you age?

It turns out you can triple the odds of keeping your brain focused and clear later in life. The secret? Three simple nutrients.

A study published in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry gives details. The study was done in the U.S. It looked for the progression of dementia in 518 people. Everyone in the study was over 65.

Researchers checked blood levels of folate, B-12 and homocysteine. Homocysteine is a blood marker for inflammation. High levels are strongly correlated to how likely it is someone will have a stroke or heart attack. The study wanted to test if homocysteine levels also affect dementia.

High blood levels of folate (folic acid), B-6 and B-12 help keep homocysteine at healthy levels. And the study confirmed this. People with higher levels of folate and B-12 had lower levels of homocysteine.

They also found people with higher folate levels and lower homocysteine levels had a lower chance of any form of dementia. This included lower chance of Alzheimer’s Disease. By contrast, the people with higher homocysteine levels had almost a 3.5 times greater chance of dementia.

This means that supplements for lowering homocysteine levels have many benefits. They protect you from heart problems while also protecting you from Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia.

The Memory Power Trio

There are three proven nutrients to lower homocysteine. They are folate, B6 and B12. Enough of each in your blood reduces homocysteine. It’s that simple.

Here’s what the study authors concluded:

Incident dementia is more strongly associated with changes in folate, vitamin B12 and homocysteine than with previous concentrations. These changes may be linked to other somatic manifestations of early dementia, such as weight loss.

Translation: to save your memory, reduce homocysteine. Here’s how…

  1. If you aren’t already taking these three vitamins, start today.
  2. If you already take them, make sure you’re getting enough.

For most people, the following daily doses will do this.

  • 800 mcg of folic acid.
  • 75 mg of vitamin B6.
  • 400 mcg of vitamin B12.

Divide the doses and take over the course of a day. Note that you should never take over 200-300 mg of B6 daily. Also, the best form of B12 is the methyl form. It will say Methylcobalamine on the bottle.

For extra support you can also take 1000 mg of TMG (trimethyl glycine). TMG supports effect of the main 3 supplements.

It is best to have homocysteine levels checked periodically to make sure levels are low. That is the only way to be sure. Ideally you want your level to be below 7.

If the above approach doesn’t do this, consult a health practitioner who knows about nutrition. Make sure they know about controlling homocysteine levels.

These simple nutrients can help boost your memory power. Start now to increase your chances of better recall as you age.

All the best to you for your health and happiness,

Dr. Bruce Eichelberger

Dr. Bruce

P.S. One high quality source of all the necessary nutrients to control homocysteine is Pure Encapsulations. Their product, Homocysteine Factors™, has everything in one place. They only sell through doctors, but you can order through my link here: Reno Alternative Medicine on Pure Encaps Pro.

P.P.S. Do you want to check how good your memory is? It’s easy. Just click to go to the Balance Point How Good Is Your Memory Quiz.

{ 2 comments… add one }
  • David OrmanMay 7, 2012, 11:59 am

    DMAE may come in at #4.

    Thanks for the article. Really enjoyed it.

    David Orman
    DocWellness.wordpress.com

  • drbruceMay 7, 2012, 12:45 pm

    Hi Doctor Orman,

    Thanks for the comment.

    I also like DMAE, especially for focus issues. And there is some evidence to support the idea that it promotes longevity as well.

    Take care,

    Dr. Bruce

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