Brain stuff for the over 50 crowd

As we age, all our systems begin to decline, including our brain functions. So, here is some advice as well as some supplements you can try.

  1. Keep your brain active in some way other than watching TV (e.g., reading, play music, engage conversations rather than text). If you don’t use it, you may lose it.
  2. Continue to exercise as best you can.
  3. Phosphatidylserine 100mg-300mgm daily (PS) (phosphatidylserine): This is the main lipid that makes up the membranes of brain cells, which allows everything to move in and out of the brain cells better, thus the brain cells function better. What you should see is a sharper brain, slightly better memory (although most of us can’t remember what happened yesterday—some call it living in the here and now), and just a feeling of an awakened brain.
  4. Ginkgo Biloba: Doses vary according to extracts. This herb increases blood flow to the brain. So again, everything seems to function better and you feel a little sharper. (One of the best products is made by Gaia Herbs just called Ginkgo Leaf).
  5. Amino Acids: Look for products with the amino acids that are precursors to the neurotransmitters in the brain, which all decline as we age (as well as the PS and Gingk0).  We continually see these types of amino acid products help patients, even those with dementia and Alzheimer’s.

So that’s a start. Maybe next time we can talk about replacement hormones for both men and women.


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