4 Supplements To Prevent Memory Loss



I don't know about you, but every time I can't remember a name or place, I worry that maybe I am losing my memory as I age.

The good news is that there are natural supplements that can help prevent cognitive decline and support brain health. I explored four memory-boosting supplements—Lions Mane, Probiotics, Curcumin, and Creatine—and their specific benefits for women, with Dr. Julie Fratantoni, neuroscientists at the Centers for Brain Health in Dallas. 

You'll see what she said in the video, and here's a quick summary.

1. Lion's Mane:
Lion's Mane is a type of medicinal mushroom known for its neuroprotective properties. This natural supplement has been shown to stimulate the production of nerve growth factor (NGF), which plays a key role in the growth and maintenance of neurons. For women, Lion's Mane can support cognitive function, enhance memory, and promote overall brain health.

2. Probiotics:
The gut-brain connection is a powerful link, and probiotics play a crucial role in maintaining gut health. Research has suggested that a healthy gut microbiome can positively impact cognitive function and mood. For women, probiotics can support mental clarity, reduce inflammation, and contribute to overall brain wellness.

3. Curcumin:
Curcumin, the active compound in turmeric, is a potent antioxidant with anti-inflammatory properties. Studies have shown that curcumin can cross the blood-brain barrier and support cognitive function by reducing oxidative stress and inflammation in the brain. For women, curcumin supplementation may help improve memory, delay age-related cognitive decline, and promote brain cell health.

4. Creatine:
Creatine is a natural substance found in muscle cells that plays a key role in energy production. It is also being researched for its potential cognitive benefits. Studies have suggested that creatine supplementation can enhance memory, attention, and executive function. For women, creatine may offer support for cognitive performance, especially as they age.

Supplements are one tool to stay as healthy and vibrant as we can for as long as we can.  I'll be bringing you lots more info on other steps to take to "age well"!