Maintaining cognitive function is an increasingly important challenge with the aging United States population. Aging is often associated with functional changes in the brain that can affect event recall ability, thought organization, and ability for self-expression. While some memory loss is common in the aging population, factors such as free-radical damage, nutrient deficiencies, lifestyle choices and emotional stress are known to affect cognition with age.
The brain is part of the nervous system, which is made up of neurons responsible for processing and transmitting information using neurotransmitters and electrical ion channels. Maintaining the function of various aspects of neuron communication is integral to maintaining optimal cognitive function.
OptimumMemory provides vinpocetine and ginkgo biloba to support cerebral blood circulation, decrease excitotoxicity and scavenge damaging free radicals. In addition, vinpocetine has specifically been shown to inhibit phosphodiesterase, and therefore helps increase cerebrvascular blood flow and improve memory. Together with huperzine A, a potent acetylcholine sparing nutrient, this provides optimal dosages of three of the most well studied ingredients for targeted, multidimensional cognitive support.
1 capsule per day or as recommended by your health care professional
Ginkgo biloba extract is the most well-studied botanical for cognitive support. In addition to protecting overall neuronal function, ginkgo biloba increases cerebral blood flow, and protects neurons from a variety of hypoxic conditions and oxidant-induced damage.
Synthesized from tabersonine, a natural extract from the seeds of the West African plant Voacanga africana, vinpocetine has recently been the subject of research related to cognitive health because of its neuroprotective mechanisms, including its antioxidant, and vasodilating activities. Vinpocetine has the ability to cross the blood brain barrier and has vasorelaxant effects on cerebral smooth muscle tissue.
A purified component derived from Chinese club moss, huperzine A has been shown in research to improve memory and support optimal cognitive health.