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Boost Your Memory with Herbs

Jul 01, 2015 04:40PM ● By Chip Griffin

Our memory is a vital part of our daily lives. To keep our memory sharp we can support the body with quality supplements, vitamins and minerals. By continuing healthy habits throughout our life with supportive nutrition and supplements our goal is to prevent various diseases throughout our lives. According to the Alzheimer’s Disease Research (ADR), “more than 5 million Americans are believed to have Alzheimer’s disease and by 2050, the number will grow to 14 million.” Choosing quality vitamins and herbs can yield the right balance of nutrients to help us stay healthy. Here are a few herbs that are known for enhancing memory function.

Cistanche: Many Tibetan herbs are very rich in the nutrients needed to help the brain.  According to Jin Gyu Choia and contributing team members in Tibet in 2011, memory studies have shown that Cistanche herb enhanced learning and memory by inducing the nerve growth factor. On a globally recognized mini-mental state exam (MMSE), participants increased their cognitive function 32% within 3 months of use.

Goji berry: Another Tibetan herb grown on the organic farms is the goji berry. Goji berries have been grown around the world and have been known to treat many health problems. Goji berries provide minerals, vitamins, potassium, calcium, iron, zinc, selenium, vitamin C and much more. Goji berries can be found in the raw food form, juices or capsules.

Ginko: In addition, ginkgo has shown to be a contributing factor to brain health. Memory and concentration problems, anxiety, stress, and mood problems have all been mentioned in various studies on how ginkgo can help. In a study accepted by Journal of Psychiatric Research in May, 2006, 107 patients with Generalized Anxiety Disorder, or a similar condition called adjustment disorder with anxious mood, received either a high dose of a gingko biloba extract, a low dose of the same extract, or a placebo for four weeks. Result of the study showed the extract worked roughly as well as benzodiazepines, but was tolerated better, had fewer serious adverse effects and had no risk of dependence.

Chip Griffin is the owner of Nature’s Healthy Harvest. To learn more about Alzheimer’s disease and prevention strategies visit BrightFocus.org/Alzheimers. For more information on quality supplements visit Nature’s Healthy Harvest at 2330 N. Wickham Road in Melbourne or call 321-610-3989.  NaturesHealthyHarvest.net

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