Vitamins and Supplements

Vitamins

B-Vitamins: Recent research supports B-vitamins (Folic acid, B6 and B12) to improve memory in people at risk for Alzheimer's disease (AD), and to delay shrinkage of the memory centers in the brain.
Consider: Nature Made Super B-Complex and Twinlab Stress B-Complex.

Vitamin D: Studies show many people are low in vitamin D and supplementation may offer brain protection. Some doctors suggest 1,000–2,000 I.U. (or more) in pill form, along with ~10–15 minutes of sunlight per day (if approved). The exact Vitamin D dose is unclear, and due to uncertainty (eg, dose, whether or not a blood level should be drawn), the amount should be discussed with and approved by a physician.
Consider: NOW Foods Vitamin D-3, 2000 I.U.

Supplements

NEW - Cocoa Powder: New research shows that specific antioxidants (flavinoids) in dark chocolate powder improved memory and blood pressure. Most chocolate has high amounts of saturated fat and sugar that may have negative effects, so stick with cocoa powder! As of 2014, they now have capsules as well as powder available.
Consider:CocoaVia Dark Chocolate Powder (Unsweetened)
or CocoaVia Capsules (Dark Chocolate Powder)

Fish Oil:
Scientific-evidence shows that Omega-3 fish oil may be beneficial to protect against memory loss, as well fight against Alzheimer's (treatment & prevention). Chose those that contain the highest amounts of the Omega-3 fatty acid DHA.
Consider: Carlson Super DHA Gems, 500mg, Carlson Super Dha Gems, 500 mg & Martek Life's DHA (vegetarian).  

Curcumin:
Also called turmeric root (active ingredient in curry), this may be helpful to protect against memory loss. There is no clear standardized dosing, and it is not yet known what dose or type is best. Some physicians suggest taking cucumin together with a meal containing some fat in it (or with a dose of fish oil) to increase absorption.
Consider: NOW Foods Curcumin Extract 95%

NEW - Check out Memory Solutions @ www.skyvitamins.com, featuring a combination of the latest scientifically-based vitamins and supplements all in one multi-pack.

        

Learn More

To learn more about the specific types of vitamins and supplements that been shown to help, read the new books, The Alzheimer’s Diet: A Step-by-Step Nutritional Approach to Memory Loss Prevention & Treatment by Harvard-trained Neurologist Dr. Richard Isaacson and Nutrition-expert Dr. Christopher Ochner (Columbia University). This easy-to-follow book details specific dietary changes that may help in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease (AD).

Or for more information, read Alzheimer's Treatment, Alzheimer's Prevention: A Patient & Family Guide - 2012 Edition, by Alzheimer's expert, Dr. Isaacson. He answers the most common patient and caregiver questions on the treatment and prevention of Alzheimer's disease (AD), and shares his cutting edge approach in the fight against AD. This book has an average rating of 5-stars (17 reviews) on Amazon.com - click here for Reviews and to Order.


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