Remember This: How to Protect Your Memory

Remember This: How to Protect Your Memory

Good times come and go, but the memories will last forever… or will they? As you age, your fond memories of yesteryear may start to fade—plus, you might find yourself forgetting where your keys are. But forgetting doesn't have to be a foregone conclusion. Follow these simple tips to keep your memory sharp and support your memory health.

  1. Food for thought

    Fatty fish, blueberries, turmeric, broccoli, nuts and even dark chocolate are all brain-boosting foods—so, dig in! Also consider supplementing with cognitive superstars lithium and colostrinin, which promote healthy brain function (and aren't readily available from your diet).

  2. More ZZZs= more memories

    Maintaining a sharp memory is so easy, you can do it in your sleep! Getting the recommended 8 hours of sleep after learning something new helps you retain the information better and for a longer period of time. If sleep is a struggle, melatonin can help. Meditation not only helps you ease off to dreamland more easily, it also may increase your ability to process information throughout the day.

  3. Have fun—mentally and physically

    Brain games are fun—and they also stimulate your brain, honing your mental sharpness. Sharpen up with a jigsaw puzzle or try your luck at a game of solitaire, gin rummy, hearts or crazy eights. You're never too old to learn something new, so take up a new hobby or craft to help promote your overall memory function. Physical fitness is great for your mental acuity as well—so if you'd rather move than tackle a puzzle, great! Grab a friend and learn to ballroom dance… you can cha-cha-cha your way to better brain function.

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Memory / Cognition Information & Research

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How can you support your memory?

Supplements that support brain health can help maintain memory, a major function of the brain. In addition to consuming a healthy diet, engaging in regular exercise, getting sufficient uninterrupted sleep and other health basics, supplementation with choline (including CDP choline), Huperzine A, phosphatidylserine, magnesium L-threonate, lithium orotate, acetyl-L-carnitine, ashwagandha, blueberry extract, Ginkgo biloba, vinpocetine and the hormone pregnenolone can help support memory. Some people find that online brain training is additionally helpful.

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How can I support my short term memory?

You can challenge your short-term memory with “brain training” techniques: memory games that may help your brain process and recall certain types of information in the short term. However, it’s not entirely clear how far this support extends beyond the specific tasks you practice.

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How does magnesium L-threonate support your memory?

Magnesium L-threonate is able to cross the blood-brain barrier where it helps maintain connections between brain cells and supports brain cell signaling pathways. Rodent studies have found that this form of magnesium maintains synaptic plasticity and is supportive of healthy cognition.

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