What Is The Best Memory Supplement For Seniors?

Lots has been said about taking memory supplements, especially in light of the growing health and wellness fascination. According to the Global Counsel on Brain Health, people worldwide will spend over $5 billion annually on brain supplements by 2023. 

While research on the efficacy of supplements for brain supplements is growing, these can be combined with a brain-healthy lifestyle for a more holistic approach towards improving your memory. Here are five of the best supplements you can take for your memory and brain health:

  • Ginkgo Biloba - Ginkgo Biloba is an antioxidant that can help facilitate blood flow to your brain. 
  • Vitamin E - Vitamin E can mitigate memory decline from dementia and protect your cells from further damage. It reduces oxidative stress that can occur in the brain.
  • Magnesium - Magnesium can help improve short- and long-term memory.
  • Zinc - Zinc helps neurotransmitters in the brain communicate with one another, therefore affecting your working memory.
  • Fish Oil - Containing Omega-3 fatty acids, fish oil is beneficial for boosting your brain’s functions and structure. It is also good for memory, reaction times, and thinking.

Be sure to look out for these supplements in the food you eat or in the labels of your vitamins and minerals. It’s also always best to consult with your healthcare provider before you take any of them. Visit the rest of Senior Strong for more advice on senior healthcare!

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Elizabeth Kogut works as the editorial head of Senior Strong. Armed with her degree in Nursing from the University of Missouri, Elizabeth ensures that all the site’s content is relevant to seniors today. 
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