Building and Restoring Your Memory by Brazos Minshew
What do you remember?
Earlier this year I wrote a Weekly Wellness Report on how to make a memory. Do you remember the key points from that article? To recap: occasional memory lapses usually indicate you are distracted by stress. Rehearsing things you want to remember will help and practicing new things that you have learned will help as well. Because new behaviors create new pathways in your brain, learning something new such as a new language or musical instrument can improve your overall memory.
Stress kills your memory. Nutrients such as Omega-3, Vitamin B-12 and anti-inflammatory antioxidants such as those found in Nopalea™ help rebuild and restore your ability to remember. With all of these tools at your disposal you have access to the power of a healthy memory.
In my research on how to build or improve your memory, I found three articles in the medical literature that were impressive to me. Let me tell you about them.
- The first article discussed the attempt to reduce heart disease by reducing homocysteine with Vitamin B-12. Now, the form they used was not even close to our HCY Guard formula. It was an "oral" form; they did not deliver the supplement sublingually nor use the critical nutrient Biotin to complete the B-12 family – as found in Dr Libby's original, patented Sublingual B-12, B-6 and Folic Acid. So, they did not achieve the level of homocysteine reduction they could have if they were using the complete B-12 family of nutrients and delivering them either sublingually or by injection.
Still, the results against homocysteine were adequate. The formula did not change the heart attack risk. But, it had an unintended benefit in that Vitamin B-12 improved the memory of the senior adults that took it. The study conducted at the University of Oxford demonstrated that people taking Vitamin B-12 had better memory, less brain atrophy (shrinkage) and less white matter damage as well.
Hooray for B-12!
- Another study published in the Food and Nutrition Bulletin measured levels of Vitamin B-12 in women during pregnancy and the mental status, occurrence of mental illness, and "cognitive functioning" in their children nine years later. The results were clear: the better the B-12 status in mom, the better the brain in the child! Pregnant women need Vitamin B-12 if they want smart babies!
- The third study focused on the 16% of 70-year-olds that have "cognitive impairment." Half of those with measureable impairment at age 70 will go on to have full-blown Alzheimer's disease. In this group, they found that the impairment could be improved with Vitamin B-12 therapy and that the cognitive decline toward Alzheimer's disease could be slowed.
Hooray for B-12!
Foundations for a healthy brain and memory
We have developed a package of nutrients that we call the Healthy Foundation Pack. It contains Sublingual B-12, OmegaPrime, a multi-nutrient complex and Vitamin C. Each of these nutrients has direct application to creating a healthy brain at any age.
We have just discussed the impact of Vitamin B-12 on healthy memory. OmegaPrime contains the Omega-3 essential fatty acid DHA (docosohexanoic acid). Two-thirds of a healthy brain is made of fat and three-fourths of the fat in the brain is DHA. That means that half of your brain is DHA. OmegaPrime contains the stuff your brain is made of!
A multi-nutrient complex is an important foundation of health for the entire human body. But did you know that specific studies have shown cognitive improvement with a multi-nutrient complex? Three "blinded" studies of children show significant differences between kids who take their multi and kids who don't. That data applies to adults as well.
Finally, Vitamin C is important to protect the brain from oxidation and stress. Oxidation occurs when there is not enough oxygen to parts of the brain, such as with seizures, migraines or snoring. Stress directly damages the hippocampus – the memory-forming and memory-retrieval area of the brain. Vitamin C protects against that damage and helps the injured brain repair.
Building a healthy memory and protecting what you have is within your power. Take control of your health and enjoy the benefits of a good memory your entire life!
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