Vitamin B6 deficiency linked to cognitive decline: Study
09 Feb

Vitamin B6 deficiency linked to cognitive decline: Study

Low vitamin B6 intake may contribute to cognitive decline in older adults, while other B vitamins do not show the same effects, according to a new follow-up study in Northern Ireland. Researchers from Northern Ireland and Ireland contacted participants aged 60 and over from a previous study into B vitamin intake, with 155 out of 255 potential subjects, all of whom showed normal cognitive function in the original study, able to participate in the new research. In the original study participants over the age of 60 completed a cognitive function test – Folstein’s Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE) – in...
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Lion's mane: a smart mushroom choice for memory, mood and clarity
09 Feb

Lion's mane: a smart mushroom choice for memory, mood and clarity

Easily grown at home, and a relatively inexpensive therapeutic food, lion's mane is a beautiful mushroom with cascading spines instead of gills that shows potential in slowing the progression of neurological disorders -- including Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. Research has also found the mushroom to be beneficial in treating symptomatic depression and anxiety associated with menopause.The secret to the success of lion's mane is due to abundant erinacines. These compounds enhance the production of nerve growth factor -- a protein that encourages the regeneration of neurons. Additionally, the mushroom also protects against brain cell death, which is an important factor...
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Acetyl L-Carnitine Protects Brain Cells From Damaging Effects of Chronic Stress and Anxiety in New Study
09 Feb

Acetyl L-Carnitine Protects Brain Cells From Damaging Effects of Chronic Stress and Anxiety in New Study

Chronic stress makes us worn-out, anxious, depressed, and according to a new study, causes damage to critical brain neurons. Researchers report that mice exposed to prolonged stress develop structural changes in the amygdala, a part of the brain that regulates basic emotions, such as fear and anxiety. These changes have been linked to behaviors associated with anxiety and depressive disorders. The study also identified a common nutritional supplement that can protect the neurons to prevent these changes. “There have been hints that the amygdala displays a complex response to stress,” said lead author Carla Nasca. “When we took a closer...
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