LivingFuel SuperHealth: Magnesium May Boost Memory

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Posted on 15th February 2010 by admin in Super Health

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Involved in hundreds of enzyme reactions with the body’s cells, magnesium is a mineral that is vital for the nervous system. It is estimated that fewer than 4 of every 10 Americans meet the recommended daily allowance of magnesium.

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Blueberry Juice Enhances Memory In Older Adults

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Posted on 2nd February 2010 by admin in Health Alerts

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In an article published online last month in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, Robert Krikorian of the University of Cincinnati, along with his colleagues from the US and Canadian Departments of Agriculture, report that consuming blueberry juice was associated with improvements in learning and memory in individuals with age-related memory decline.

The trial enrolled five men and four women over the age of 70 who reported forgetfulness and memory lapses characteristic of early memory decline. Participants were given the equivalent of 2 to 2 ½ cups of a commercially available blueberry juice daily for 12 weeks. Cognitive assessments were conducted at the beginning of the study and during the final week of the trial.

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Antioxidant OPCs May Boost Memory: Animal Study

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Posted on 22nd October 2009 by admin in Health Alerts

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A new study from Japan and Korea show that supplements of oligomeric proanthocyanidins (OPCs) improved memory in animals with age-related cognitive decline. Read more here.