Support Healthy Memory Through Healthy Living

September 2015, Customer Care Team

Summary

It is normal to forget the odd thing here and there, in these busy times in which we live but an increasing frequency of this may be a sign that your memory could be in need of support.

Are you finding yourself forgetting where you have put your keys, or conversations that you may have had with a friend the day before? It is normal to forget the odd thing here and there, in these busy times in which we live but an increasing frequency of this may be a sign that your memory could be in need of support. Whether it is your own memory that may be failing, or that of a family member, a little knowledge can go a long way in addressing this in the best way possible.  

Cases of dementia and Alzheimers are becoming increasingly common and may have quite an impact on the sufferers quality of life, as well the stress felt by the surrounding family members.  Introducing a few key measures into your daily life  as well as taking the appropriate supplements can be very valuable in supporting a healthy memory both today and in the years to come. 

According to the results of a new study, seniors might be able to safeguard their memories by adopting a healthier lifestyle.

Researchers from Finland found that seniors who ate a healthy diet and exercised performed better on memory and problem-solving tests than those who did not, suggesting that dementia is a condition that we may have the potential to prevent.

The study included 1,260 people aged from 60 to 77 at risk for dementia and Alzheimer’s.

Half the group received nutritional guidance along with an exercise program, brain training activities, socialization and management of heart health risk factors. The control group was only given standard health advice.

After two years, the group that underwent lifestyle changes performed better on problem-solving exercises, memory tests and quizzes.

The study findings, which suggest that exercising the brain is as important as exercising the body, were presented over the summer at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark.

“This is the first study to definitively show that changing your lifestyle will reduce your risk for cognitive decline,” Keith Fargo, director of scientific programs and outreach for the Alzheimer’s Association told HealthDay. “I don’t think you can say the risk goes away altogether. As people age, they will have some decline in their cognitive abilities. That’s just a part of aging,” Fargo said. “But try to maintain healthy activities, a healthy lifestyle, in middle age and later, and that’s going to help reduce your risk for cognitive decline.” (Ref. 1)

Tips to keep your mind sharp

The experts at the Mayo Clinic agree that healthy living – although not a guarantee – is a good place to start when it comes to preventing the onset of dementia.

Keep your mind active. Mentally stimulating activities, such as puzzles and word games, and memory training may delay the onset of dementia and help decrease its effects.

Be physically and socially active. Physical activity and social interaction may delay the onset of dementia and reduce its symptoms.

Take some classes. Studies have shown that those who pursue formal education have less mental decline than those who don’t, suggesting that learning helps the brain develop a strong network of nerve cells that protect against the cognitive decline.

Eat right. Consuming a diet rich in fruits and vegetables and the omega-3 fatty acids found in fish (or our high-quality fish oil supplements has been shown in studies to support brain health and function, which may lower the risk of cognitive decline. Omega-3s are especially important for brain health, experts say. (Ref. 2)

Maintain healthy blood pressure. High blood pressure damages blood vessels and arteries, blocking blood flow including to the brain, which links it to dementia. (Ref. 3)

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Can supplements help?

Our Neuro-Natural Recall features an expertly blended array of valuable vitamins, minerals and antioxidants designed to support memory as we age and is certainly a useful aid, in conjunction with the various dietary and lifestyle advice shared above. 

One of the hero ingredients of this product is Phosphatidyl L-Serine which has shown promising results in a range of studies. One of these conducted in 2014 over a period of 15 weeks showed that daily Phosphatidyl L-Serine supplementation was associated with improvements in memory and learning processes as well as time taken to complete tasks (Ref.4)

Neuro-Natural Recall also makes use of an ancient Chinese herb Gingko Biloba to further support memory retention and enhance cognitive abilities, especially that may start to decline with aging. Gingko has been widely used in Europe for treating dementia for some years and researchers believe it helps to enhance cognition by increasing blood flow to the brain (Ref 5).

The expert selection of unique ingredients such as these, along with a host of other key nutrients in Neuro-Natural Recall helps to offer the very best in memory support. For even further benefits our Omega 3/DHA Fish Oil range, rich in valuable DHA, is an ideal companion product to help protect cognition and prevent memory decline.

References:

  1. www.covex.com/newsletter/2014/08_aug/health.htm
  2. www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/dementia/basics/prevention/con-20034399
  3. www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/high-blood-pressure/in-depth/high-blood-pressure/art-20045868
  4. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20523044
  5. www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/263105.php

2 Comments

  • “Hi Henry, Thank you for your comment. As I am not privy to manufacturing processes of that company, I am unfortunately unable to make a fair comparison. My only comment would be that here at Xtend-Life we believe in a combination of ingredients working in synergy instead of high levels of a singular ingredient. This is because our many organs require a wide range of different nutrients and minerals to function optimally, and magnesium, while crucial for the brain, is only one piece of the puzzle. Our Neuro-Natural range has been formulated with synergy in mind to ensure all your bases are covered when it comes to brain and nervous system function. You would be welcome to take both Magtein and Neuro-Natural Recall together, but in my opinion, synergistic formulations are much more effective. In good health, Madelynn”

    Xtend-Life Expert - October 21 2015

  • “Hi This is excellent product.  Lately I come across Magtein magnesium L-Threonate develop by Magceutics. Www.Magceutics. com Clinically proven 70% positive response from dementia and alzheimer patients done in Stanford University. It claim may reverse neurological degeneration.  Please have your comment between Neuro Recall and Magtein”

    henry loh - October 03 2015

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