Do I need a vitamin for memory?


Q: I am the age of 40. Sometimes I forget things that I need to do. Do I need a vitamin for memory?

A: Memory loss for those under 70 is usually due to information overload and not structure problems, like a tumor or Alzeiheimer’s Disease. Nevertheless, there are supplements you can take designed to enhance neural membrane stability (vitamin E, phosphitylserine and choline), increase blood flow (gingko), reduce inflammation (fish oil), reduce oxidative stress (lipoic acid, melatonin), and reduce toxic chemicals (EDTA).
You can read more about the aging brain here: http://www.drlam.com/articles/2001-No3-AgingBrain.asp. Taking the proper dose of vitamin blends will often help the slowing of the deterioration process.