Resveratrol and Cognition-Menopausal Women

Resveratrol Improves Cognitive Performance in Menopausal Women

A new clinical study examining Resveratrol supplementation and its ability to support Healthy Aging in Women was just released showing the benefits this phyto-nutrient has on cognition, cerebrovascular function and cardiometabolic markers in postmenopausal women. 125 postmenopausal women, participated in this 24 month randomized, placebo-controlled crossover trial.  Participants between the ages of 45 – 85…

Vitamin E and Cognition-Adolescents

Study Finds Vitamin E Levels, Physical Activity, Correlated with Better Cognitive Performance in Adolescents

Academic performance was higher in a study done with school students classified as highly or moderately physically active.  Serum levels of Vitamin E were also higher in these more active students. 120 students (70 boys and 50 girls) around 16 years of age participated in this study.  The students were enrolled in 6 different schools…

Vitamin E

The Health Benefits of Vitamin E

Vitamin E, an antioxidant, is a fat-soluble nutrient and can only be obtained through food or through supplementation.  It is well known for its benefits for the skin, however it also beneficially for the heart and the brain.  A deficiency of Vitamin E is usually caused by a genetic abnormality or a fat malabsorption disorder.…

Sleep and Probiotics

Study Finds Link Between Gut Microbiota, Sleep Quality and Cognitive Flexibility

According to a new study, poor sleep quality was linked with composition of the gut microbiome and cognitive flexibility in healthy older adults.  Low amounts of bacteria in the phyla Verrucomicrobia and Lentisphaerae, were associated with poor sleep quality as well as performance on specific cognitive tests. Stool samples were provided by study participants.  Data…

Magnesium and Dementia

Magnesium Status and Dementia: Is There a Link ?

A new study published in Neurology, shows people with either low or high blood levels of Magnesium may have a higher risk of developing dementia. Approximately 9,500 individuals participated in this prospective study.  Participants with an average age of 65 who did not have dementia were followed for an average of 8 years.  Serum Magnesium…

Folic Acid and Cognitive Impairment

Folic Acid and Dementia: Supplementation Benefits Elderly People with Mild Cognitive Decline

Elderly people with mild cognitive impairment saw significant improvements in both cognitive performance and reduced inflammation when supplementing with 400 mcg of Folic Acid daily for a period of 12 months. Over 150 seniors with mild cognitive impairment were randomly assigned to two groups.  One group received daily Folic Acid supplementation (400 mcg) and the…