9 Vitamins & Supplements to Improve Your Memory

Written by Emily Clark

Does this describe you: You walk intorepparttar living room to get something, only to get there and forget what you needed? You often hear “Yes, you already told me about that” or maybe you thought you told someone, but you never actually verbalized it. Someone tells you their name and then ninety seconds later you say, “Ok, tell me your name again.”

Perhaps you’re not as young as you used to be, you have more on your plate to keep track of or you have a diagnosed or even undiagnosed medical condition. Whateverrepparttar 144568 reason, you seem to be plagued with a bad case CRS – Can’t Remember Squat. First and foremost if you haven’t had a physical exam in a while, go see your doctor. You’ll want to rule out anything serious that may be causing your CRS. Barring any serious findings, you can take some herbs, vitamins and other supplements to help regain some of your memory. The vitamins, herbs and supplements listed below may help.

Essential Fatty Acids, otherwise known as fish oils or EPA-DHA are well known for their anti-inflammatory activity. Furthermore, DHA is required for normal brain function in adults. Decreases in brain DHA content are associated with age-related cognitive decline, dementia, and Alzheimer's disease.

Studies suggest that Polyphenol found inrepparttar 144569 skins of red grapes and various other plants may protect against inflammation and cognitive disorders.

Alpha-Lipoic Acid (ALA) is also an excellent antioxidant agent in neurodegenerative diseases due torepparttar 144570 fact that it can interrupt free radical damage at several points. It has been shown to elevate antioxidants in various brain regions and improves memory. Further, ALA supports healthy blood glucose levels and insulin activity.

Coenzyme Q10 is an antioxidant cofactor that has been shown to protectrepparttar 144571 brain. In addition to being a potent free radical scavenger, CoQ10 has proven to be effective in a wide variety of age-related conditions.

Vitamin E isrepparttar 144572 primary antioxidant found in all tissues. Low vitamin E levels are consistently associated with an increased risk and occurrence of neurological diseases, including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. In a study of patients with Alzheimer’s, treatment with 2000 IU of vitamin E per day for 2 years was beneficial in delayingrepparttar 144573 primary outcome (time torepparttar 144574 occurrence of death, institutionalization, loss of ability to perform activities of daily living, and severe dementia) of disease progression.

Ginkgo biloba extract is an approved treatment for dementia in Germany, and it isrepparttar 144575 only nonprescription substance considered a treatment for dementia in Canada. Ginkgo biloba is one extract readily available. It enhances mental efficiency in elderly patients with mild to moderate memory impairment. It is also shown to improve cognitive function in patients with dementia, to enhance blood flow torepparttar 144576 brain, enhances cognitive performance in patients with Alzheimer's disease. Further it is said to enhance memory in young individuals.

Discover How to Grow Your Own Source of Vitamins, Fiber, Proteins and More

Written by Emily Clark

Sprouts not only taste good, but they are also a great source of vitamins, fiber, protein, anti-oxidants, and enzymes. A sprout is produced when a seed starts growing into a vegetable. Sprouts can grow fromrepparttar seeds of vegetables, from grains such as buckwheat, and from beans. While Mung beans are perhapsrepparttar 144567 most common source of sprouts, you can also obtain good results from lentils, soybeans and chickpeas just to name a few.

Sprouts can be grown almost anywhere andrepparttar 144568 best part is you only need a few basic supplies to get started. By following a few simple steps, you can receive a continual supply of nutritious sprouts.

While there are several commercial products available to cultivate sprouts, here are three ofrepparttar 144569 easiest methods to help you get started.

- Growing Sprouts in Flower Pots -

1. Start with a clean clay or plastic flower pot. Make sure there is a hole inrepparttar 144570 bottom ofrepparttar 144571 pot to ensure good drainage. Then place a piece of cheesecloth or muslin inrepparttar 144572 bottom ofrepparttar 144573 pot overrepparttar 144574 hole so thatrepparttar 144575 seeds/beans cannot fall out.

2. Next, soakrepparttar 144576 seeds or beans overnight and then put them inrepparttar 144577 pot. Remove any that are broken or damaged. Coverrepparttar 144578 plant pot with a dish.

3. Once a day, holdrepparttar 144579 pot under running water for a few minutes. This is to soakrepparttar 144580 seeds/beans thoroughly.

4. Oncerepparttar 144581 sprouts begin to show, removerepparttar 144582 dish and coverrepparttar 144583 pot with a piece of clear plastic wrap to let inrepparttar 144584 light. Placerepparttar 144585 sprouting pot near a window that allows daylight but is not in direct sunlight.

- Growingrepparttar 144586 Sprouts in Trays -

1. Soakrepparttar 144587 seeds or beans overnight. Remove any that are broken or damaged before you beginrepparttar 144588 sprouting process.

2. Select a low, flat dish (like a pie plate) or tray. You can purchase growing trays wherever planting supplies are sold.

3. Next, spread out a 2-inch layer of soil and then sprinklerepparttar 144589 soaked seeds or beans on top ofrepparttar 144590 soil.

4. Coverrepparttar 144591 seeds/beans with four layers of damp newspaper.

5. Coverrepparttar 144592 top ofrepparttar 144593 tray with clear plastic wrap.

6. Whenrepparttar 144594 sprouts start to liftrepparttar 144595 plastic cover, (usually about three days) removerepparttar 144596 newspaper.

7. Placerepparttar 144597 tray in a window so thatrepparttar 144598 light can turnrepparttar 144599 sprouts green. You will need a space to placerepparttar 144600 sprouting tray that receives daylight but is not in direct sunlight.

8. Becauserepparttar 144601 thin layer of soil dries out quickly, water twice each day.

9. After about 8-10 days, you will have sprouts tall enough to harvest.

- Growing Sprouts in a Jar -

1. Soakrepparttar 144602 seeds, grains, or beans in lukewarm water overnight in a wide-mouth glass jar. Remove any that are broken or damaged before you beginrepparttar 144603 sprouting process. (Sprouting increasesrepparttar 144604 seed volume. 4-tablespoons will be sufficient for a quart size container.)

2. Inrepparttar 144605 morning, pour offrepparttar 144606 water inrepparttar 144607 jar and rinserepparttar 144608 seeds/beans thoroughly.

3. Place a piece of cheesecloth or muslin overrepparttar 144609 mouth ofrepparttar 144610 jar. Use a rubber band to holdrepparttar 144611 material securely in place. This makes rinsing easier.

4. To keeprepparttar 144612 sprouts constantly damp, repeatrepparttar 144613 rinsing 2-3 times a day. Remember to drain any excess water becauserepparttar 144614 sprouts should not stand in water.

5. Keeprepparttar 144615 jar away fromrepparttar 144616 light forrepparttar 144617 first few days.

6. Whenrepparttar 144618 seeds/beans begin to sprout, (usually aboutrepparttar 144619 forth day) moverepparttar 144620 jar intorepparttar 144621 light to activaterepparttar 144622 chlorophyll and turnrepparttar 144623 sprouts green.

- Harvesting and Storingrepparttar 144624 Sprouts -

Newly germinated grain, seed, and sprouts, increase in food value inrepparttar 144625 very first period of growth. Grains should be harvested and eaten from when they are six days old until they are 4-5 inches tall. To harvest, just take your kitchen scissors and cut what you need.

Sprouts from beans, peas, etc., are ready earlier and can be eaten when they are 3-6 days old, depending onrepparttar 144626 type of sprout. For spouts grown in no soil or in seed trays, you can harvestrepparttar 144627 green "grass" when it starts to grow. Sprouts, from grain sown in jars, are ready sooner and are edible even before they turn green. Seeds sown in soil take a little longer.

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