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What are Nootropics?

April 17th, 2017

Learn about natural options for supporting cognitive function.

If you’ve been looking for ways to protect yourself from cognitive decline and memory loss as you age, you may have come across the term nootropics. Loosely defined, a nootropic is any kind of artificial or natural compound that is believed to support or enhance cognitive function.

Nootropics can run the gamut from medications to nutritional supplements. At Renew Youth™, we believe the best way to treat age-related memory loss is the most natural way, meaning we prefer to start with nootropic treatments that use compounds that should be found in your body naturally, rather than with medications.

Here are some of the nootropic treatment options we offer:

Pregnenalone: Pregnenalone is extremely effective in supporting memory and cognitive function. First of all, it is an essential building block for hormones like DHEA, testosterone, estrogen, and progesterone—all of which play a role in memory. Pregnenalone stimulates memory creation and helps protect the neural networks that store memories. It can also help increase acetylcholine levels in the brain, which supports thought and memory.

Creatine: Creatine helps give your brain the energy it needs to perform demanding cognitive tasks. It has been shown to be especiallyeffective in helping sleep-deprived individuals enhance executive function.

Choline: This nutrient boosts the health of the neurotransmitters responsible for memory and muscle control. Choline can also help lift your mood, because as it is used by the body it will break down into compounds that help to produce serotonin and dopamine.

Omega-3s: The omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA have many important brain-protective functions. Their most important function is to reduce inflammation, which prevents the cellular damage that would otherwise affect memory and brain function. DHA is also a precursor to the important neuroprotective agent NPD-1. When taken with choline, omega-3s may increase synapse formation to protect against Alzheimer’s.

Magnesium: This mineral plays a role in hundreds of reactions in the body, including in the electrical connections that fire in the brain. Magnesium is especially important for the normal modulation of NMDA receptors, which help control memory function.

B-12: While all of the B vitamins play a role in brain health by protecting against age-related brain shrinkage, B-12 is particularly potent. In addition to supporting memory function, it can boost mood, energy, and concentration.

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At Renew Youth™, we offer a variety of high-quality supplements as well as injectable nutrient formulas to help protect against and even reverse memory loss. To learn more, please contact us at 800-859-7511.

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