Supplements For A Healthy Mind
There are a number of promising health supplements that appear to have beneficial effects on cognitive function. With an ever aging population there has been a big demand for supplements that may help to reduce the age related decline in mental function.
Reviewed Supplements for enhanced cognitive function
- Acetyl L Carnitine
Acetyl L Carnitine is believed to improve muscular endurance, mental function, alertness, memory, and to reduce the age associated decline in brain function
- Alpha Lipoic Acid
a powerful anti-oxidant, Alpha-lipoic acid (ALA), known to protect biological systems from oxidative damage. ALA is believed to protect against hardening of the arteries, hypertension, strokes, diabetes, reduce ageing and improve memory.
- American Ginseng
American ginseng (Panax quinquifolium) is chemically similar to Korean ginseng. It is believed to act as a tonic enhancing fatigue resistance, boosting immune function, stimulating appetite, and improving mental & physical stamina.
- Essential Fatty Acids (EFA’s)
EFA’s play an important role in regulating cholesterol, blood pressure and immune function.
- Ginkgo Biloba
Gingko biloba is used in traditional medicine to improve mental function and memory. Ginkgo biloba is the most widely used phytomedicine in Europe where is often used to treat the early stage symptoms of Alzheimers, dementia, raynauds disease (pain & poor circulation in hands & feet in cold conditions), & tinnitus.
Phosphatidylserine (PS), a type of phospholipid, is a major building block of nerve cells and cell membranes. PS plays an important role in the repair of damaged cells, normal brain function, and is believed to aid the growth of new muscle tissue.
Resveratrol shows promise as a supplement to prevent/reduce neuro-degeneration through it's anti-neuroinflammatory activity. Resveratrol may help to support the healthy aging of the brain.
- Rhodiola Rosea
Rhodiola rosea (Golden root) is a popular plant that is traditionally used medicinally in Eastern Europe and Asia. It is an adaptogen, which means that it enhances the body’s ability to cope with external stresses (physical and mental). It reputed to stimulate the nervous system, decrease depression, enhance work performance, and eliminate, or, reduce fatigue.
- Siberian Ginseng
Siberian Ginseng is believed to have adaptogenic properties, in that it enhances are body’s ability to cope with external stresses (physical and mental). It has been widely studied in Russia, where it has been used extensively as an adaptogen to increase resistance to stress, fatigue, & disease.