What do you think about brain vitamins?
October 22, 2008 7:10pm CST
For a while now, I have been contemplating on taking brain vitamins because I easily forget things now. I really tend to not remember things that I have read and it makes it hard for me to do important things at work. I have learned about B1, B6, B12 combination but I also found out on the Internet that this can cause harm to the nervous system. I also heard of Glutaphos. Have you tried this medicine or are you trying something for your memory? Let me know because I think I need it badly. I used to be so good with memorizing things. I had an appendectomy before and I am thinking if maybe this was due to the anesthesia they gave me, the surgeon did warn me about memory problems. I did not think it will be this bad though. *sigh*
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30 Oct 08
There are certain foods that can do much to improve brain functioning. Foods high in antioxidants can dramatically reverse memory loss, restore motor coordination and balance. Such foods are apples, grapes, raisins, berries, cherries and spinach. Another healthy group of foods contain Omega-3 fatty acids. It helps improve general brain functioning and restore memory. Foods rich in Omega-3 are sardines, mackerel, salmon, and walnuts. Supplements that are helpful to brain functioning are multivitamins, antioxidant supplements, omega-3, selenium, vitamin E, folic acid, ginkgo biloba, chromium, and the B Vitamins. Taking B vitamins improve verbal memory and assists in brain development.
• Lubbock, Texas
23 Oct 08
I have never heard of B vitamins causing damage to the nervous system. Usually when you take a B vitamin complex the B6 and B12 are balanced and actually calm the nervous system and can increase energy, but I don't think they help memory. Sage and rosemary are being used as treatment for dementia and Alzheimer's Disease. These powerful antioxidents can improve brain function and have been used since ancient times to improve memory even before science could prove the fact. You can get the whole herbs in a healthfood store and drink a tea made from them or you could probably find an herb formula in a healthfood store that is a combination of several herbs that would help. Note: If you are taking any prescription medications don't take sage or rosemary without consulting a healthcare professionsl.