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please tell me what are some good vitamins for memory?

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Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Vitamins and memory: There has been no consistent evidence linking any supplement with improved memory. At some point it was postulated that vitamin e could help but no definite data has proven that. Some authorities favor the use of ginkgo biloba due to increased cerebral blood flow but once again not all studies done have been consistent proving its effectiveness or has just proven modest benefit.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

Which vitamins should I take to improve memory?

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Dr. Theodore Cole
Specializes in Family Medicine
Many: I would first start with a good multivitamin/mineral product. Choose one that is a truly natural, food based one. In addition, many agents help with memory: ginkgo, gotu kola, phosphatidylserine, acetyl-l-carnitine, essential fatty acids and others can be effective. Exercise is also beneficial, so get out and move it!
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A 49-year-old female asked:

What is a good vitamin for memory?

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Dr. Ward Dean
Anti-Aging Medicine 43 years experience
No Single Answer: Most are not "vitamins, " but dietary supplements. Many are described in my books, smart drugs & nutrients, and smart drugs ii. Among the best, i consider dmae (dimethylaminoethanol) 500-1, 00 mg/day, phosphatidylserine 300 mg/day, phosphatidylcholine 1, 000 mg/day, acetyl-l-carnitine 1, 500 mg/day, vinpocetine (a periwinkle extract) 20-40 mg/day, and ginkgo biloba 240 mg/day.
A 24-year-old female asked:

Hi i was wondering what vitamin or natural herb or foods that can improve memory and concentration?

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Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Pulmonary Critical Care 36 years experience
Save your $$$: Vitamins are useless for most people. Just money making business. Eat lots of veg, salad, fruit and fish twice weekly. Exercise also improves memory and concentration - scientifically proven.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me if memory vitamins work?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
May or may not: Gingko biloba has failed. In some alzheimer's patients, anecdotal suggestion that some benefit may be due to Alpha lipoid acid or perhaps other otc agents. Regarding vitamins, if one has an mthfr tt genetics, biologically active folate (folic acid) and b-12 may be extremely valuable, and alcohol thiamine deficiency can be reversed in part by vit b-1. However, otherwise, outcomes may be disappointing.
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What are good vitamins for memory?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Brain Power: Omega 3 Fatty acids, Vitamin E & Vitamin B 12 are all important.

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