Memory is as natural to us as breathing. It is an ability we have, yet rarely think of unless we perceive that we are losing the ability to remember.
It is generally believed that advancing age brings an increasing likelihood of developing memory loss. Occasional memory losses, such as misplacing the car keys or forgetting something at the grocery store are a natural, normal part of life and are not likely to precede serious memory loss.
Why memory loss?
One cause of memory loss is an insufficiency supply of necessary nutrients to the brain, specifically, the B vitamins. If the brain does not have an adequate supply of nutrients to make neurotransmitters (brain chemicals), the brain experiences memory loss.
Other causes of memory loss?
- Memory loss is also caused by exposure to free radicals.
- Alcoholics and drug addicts often experience memory loss, even when they are sober.
- Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) causes memory loss because to function properly, the brain requires that the level of glucose in the blood fall within a very narrow range. Wide swings in blood sugar levels affect brain function and memory.
- Allergies, candidiasis, stress, thyroid disorders, and poor circulation to the brain can also cause memory loss.
Ginkgo Biloba or Lecithin?
Have you ever wondered if taking a ginkgo biloba or lecithin supplement will help reduce memory loss? It is a common wish, but it has not been scientifically proven to improve memory, thinking or learning. Under a doctor’s supervision, ginkgo biloba may be used to help treat the symptoms of age-related memory loss and dementia. Do not take ginkgo biloba if you have a bleeding disorder, or are scheduled for surgery or a dental procedure.
Sleep helps focus
Be sure to get the proper amount of rest to avoid fatigue, which can have a direct effect on the ability to focus (and remember).