Islamabad, Jan 26: The sensory, short-term, and long-term categories are what make up the three different types of memory.
There are many factors that affect memory, such as age, overall health, hormone levels, and medications, among other things.
To help preserve memory, we must keep our minds active and maintain a healthy diet. Certain vitamins play a crucial role in brain health and memory, including B-vitamins, choline, ginkgo biloba, and other antioxidant nutrients.
Here are 7 vitamins and supplements to help memory and acuity.
B vitamins play an important role in preserving memory, and are best known for their ability to decrease the amount of homocysteine in the bloodstream. Homocysteine is a harmful amino acid which is toxic to nerve cells. Damage to nerve cells can lead to cognitive decline and memory impairment. Vitamin B helps produce red blood cells, carrying oxygen which is essential for optimal brain function. You can increase the B-vitamins in your diet by taking vitamin supplements and by consuming more meat, poultry, fish, eggs, milk, potatoes, some green, leafy vegetables, and fortified cereals.
Choline is an essential nutrient for making acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter, or chemical brain messenger, important for memory. The Recommended Adequate Intake level for choline for men is 550mg and for women is 425mg. This nutrient is widespread in many foods, particularly milk, eggs, and peanuts. Similar to several other vitamins, folic acid can be found in green vegetables like peas, broccoli, lettuce, and asparagus, along with beans, whole grains, and orange juice. Many breads and pastas are also enriched with folic acid.
Studies show that use of folic acid for a prolonged period, especially in those already showing symptoms of memory loss, help retain memory and information processing capabilities. For enhanced memory, lo for vitamins that contain folic acid and combine it with other B-complex vitamins.
Ginkgo Biloba is the most common natural supplement in the world and is especially helpful in enhancing memory and blood circulation.