Written by Lori Jo Vest
Fact checked by The Brain Blog Team
For decades, scientists have been researching how to support memory and brain health. From nutrition, hydration, and exercise to vitamins and supplements, there are many things you can do to support your memory, cognition, and brain health. These lifestyle changes are an excellent place to start:
A healthy plant-based diet, with the proper amounts of fats, carbohydrates, and micronutrients, is one of the best ways to support your brain health. Unfortunately, even with the appropriate diet, it’s nearly impossible to get the optimal mix of brain-boosting nutrients.
While you’re sleeping, your body flushes toxins from your brain, restoring it for proper functioning and cognition.
Follow the current recommendation of 150 minutes of aerobic exercise every week. The increase in oxygen and blood flow helps your body create new neurons critical to learning and memory. And when you can get that exercise outside in the sun, you can amp up your body’s levels of memory-enhancing vitamin D.
Talking to other people regularly on video conference or in-person, as well as practicing intellectual challenges like doing complex crossword puzzles or reading high-level literature, “stretches” your brain’s abilities.
Another scientifically-proven way to improve memory, enhance cognition and executive function, and stave off neurodegenerative disorders like dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, is through a daily dose of the brain health supplement, Memory Health®. Scientists developed the formula while studying the critical role nutrition plays in memory, cognition, and overall brain health.
The nootropics in Memory Health® include the carotenoids (Lutein, Zeaxanthin, and Meso-Zeaxanthin) and Omega-3 fatty acids (DHA and EPA). These nutrients exist in the human brain and support brain health through powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects.
The carotenoid ingredients—Lutein, Zeaxanthin, and Meso-Zeaxanthin—are proven, powerful plant-based nutrients found in leafy greens like kale, spinach, and broccoli. These three antioxidants help neutralize harmful free radicals, reduce the effects of oxidative stress on the brain, and help minimize inflammation.
The Omega-3s—DHA and EPA—are called “essential” fats because our body can’t produce them. We need to ingest them through the food we eat. Increase Omega-3s in your diet by adding more cold-water fish like anchovies, salmon, herring, caviar, and sardines to your weekly menu. These nutrients help maintain healthy brain functions from early life through our elder years, primarily by fighting inflammation.
Memory Health® has been tested and proven in double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical research. It became the first supplement to receive a patent for the prevention and treatment of neurodegenerative disease, specifically Alzheimer's and dementia, in both the U.S. and the U.K. It has been clinically proven to improve cognitive functions and memory, with reported improvements in sight, focus, clarity, and mood.
Memory Health® was tested and proven in double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trials, becoming the first supplement to receive a patent for the prevention and treatment of neurodegenerative disease, specifically Alzheimer's and dementia. It has been clinically proven to improve cognitive functions and memory. Other tested benefits include improvement in sight, focus, clarity, and mood.Learn More