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VITAMIN SPOTLIGHT: INCREASING COGNITIVE FUNCTION

Is there anything you can do now to prevent cognitive decline later?

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That is the question many people ask themselves when they start getting older, and begin forgetting things like calling someone back, getting the milk from the store, turning off the light, and so on. 

The increase of Alzheimer's disease and senile dementia has captured the attention of many Americans. The aging process is challenging enough without the fear of declining cognitive function. Several nutritional supplements have proven helpful in the support of brain health.

The essential fatty acids found in fish oil provide anti-inflammatory action in the brain tissue and help to protect the covering of the brain cells. Flaxseed oil, a plant-based essential fatty acid, is available for those who cannot take a fish oil product. Acetyl-L-Carnitine has been shown to be neuroprotective, serves as an antioxidant, and helps to increase the production of essential neurotransmitters in the brain. 

Phosphatidyl serine is another supplement that has demonstrated value in preserving brain function by its ability to minimize the formation of amyloid plaque, a major contributor to the development of Alzheimer's disease. Memory Plus is a superior supplement that protects cognitive function through a variety of approaches. Memory Plus contains Acetyl-L-Carnitine and Phosphatidyl Serine, along with Gingko Biloba and Vinpocetine, to increase cerebral vasodilation, and DMAE to increase attention span and learning ability. 

Come into Cedra Pharmacy to talk to our pharmacist and get recommendations on the vitamins we carry to assist with cognitive support.