Assured Natural Distribution For Vista Magazine – Sad but true – the number of people with memory disorders are growing yearly in both the elderly and middle-aged adults. Approximately15-25% of people aged 65 or older have some degree of cognitive impairment.
There are several possible causes of memory and depressive disorders including stress, inflammation, imbalances in the gut microbiota, allergies, undiagnosed thyroid disorders, chemicals, and pesticides. In addition, diabetes is an independent risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and it is very common for people with dementia to experience depression as well.
Depression and anxiety disorders are becoming more and more prevalent in people of all ages. Sadly, those with the highest rate of depression are under 20 years of age, and those with the highest rate of anxiety symptoms are 20–29 years of age.
Stress and inflammation have a profound impact on mental health disorders. Researchers have found that chronic stress is associated with the body losing its ability to regulate the inflammatory response which can lead to the development and progression of the disease. The adrenal glands and the two-way communication between the gut and the brain are involved in the stress response.
Antioxidants such as N-acetyl-cysteine, alpha-lipoic acid and acetyl-L-carnitine are an important part of preventing free radical damage which causes inflammation. Supplements such as phosphatidylserine, ginkgo, and vinpocetine have been proven to help with cognitive declines. All of these ingredients can be found in 3 Brains™ Memory Boost.
Studies also show that people with depression have up to 46% higher levels of C-reactive protein (CRP – a lab measurement of inflammation). For those people who are experiencing symptoms of depression, and are not taking a prescription antidepressant, supplements such as saffron and 5HTP have been proven to be very helpful. Studies show that saffron supplementation significantly reduced depression symptoms in those with major depressive disorder compared to the placebo control. Cloud Nine from 3 Brains contains both 5HTP and saffron.
Don’t forget the importance of probiotics:
Studies show that depression scores are significantly reduced in the probiotic group compared to placebo along with lower plasma insulin and CRP.
In addition to nutrition supplements let’s get back to the basics: food, water and exercise! Diet and lifestyle choices are very important in helping to support and prevent dementia and depressive disorders. The traditional Mediterranean diet has shown tremendous benefits in fighting and preventing inflammation. Water prevents dehydration and increases blood circulation – factors that contribute to cognitive decline.
Studies have shown that aerobic exercise has a positive role in maintaining and enhancing cognitive functioning as well as improving symptoms of depression.
With healthy lifestyle choices, stress reduction, and nutritional supplementation, we can help prevent and support many health disorders including depression and memory disorders.
This is not an alternative approach – it is fundamental to optimal health.