Do you sometimes forget where you put your glasses and waste an inordinate amount of time looking for them? Our brain cells are supposed to help us remember where we’ve been, where we’ve put things and names associated with the faces of people we meet.
Unfortunately, our brain cells can let us down by losing the ability to communicate properly. There are certain strategies that we can incorporate to “train” our minds – such as paying closer attention to what we’re doing at all times or repeating information (a name, for example) over and over until we’ve got it memorized.
Our diets may be the cause of not being able to remember even the most mundane information. Memory boosters in the form of dietary supplements can help fill in those nutrients that we’re not getting in our diets and help drive out memory loss.
These boosters are sometimes called “smart nutrients” and can be found at your local health food store. Below are some of the smart nutrients that work best to restore your memory:
- Choline and DMAE (Dinethylaminoethanol) – These nutrients are the building blocks of the brain. Fish, eggs, liver, soy, peanuts (and other types of nuts) are especially high in choline. DMAE is also found in fish and helps your concentration ability.
- Acetyl-L-Carnitine and Glutamine – When you combine these nutrients, you’ll have an antioxidant that acts as an energy booster for the brain, plus a memory advocate that can balance the all-important neurotransmitters, necessary for enhanced memory performance.
- Ginkgo (Ginkgo Biloba) – Also acts as an antioxidant for the brain, improves circulation, boosts energy, memory and concentration.
- Vitamins and Minerals – There is a variety of vitamins and mineral supplements that you can take to increase your memory skills. These include all B vitamins and minerals, which contain niacin, folic acid and pyridoxine. Vitamin B12 is especially helpful in building nerve cells that help us with mental alertness.
Most of us would like to have better concentration and remembering skills. But most of us practice a diet lacking in the nutrients we need. Do your own research to find out which nutrients you may be missing and try supplements for awhile to jump-start your brain cells.