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Which herbs are useful for improving memory, concentration and other cognitive functions?

Which herbs are useful for improving memory, concentration and other cognitive functions?

Be a skeptic, not a: sucker, Walter. You can pretty much bank on it: Anything touted by health hucksters for anything will have no real evidence of effect. Common substances that improve memory & concentration are already well known, eg caffeine and nicotine. Check WebMD for updated info on what few supplements aid memory; the evidence is weak at best. Wake UP. Think like someone from our century, not the Middle Ages. ...Read more

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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more


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Which vitamin supplement would be best for improving memory and other cognitive functions ??

Which vitamin supplement would be best for improving  memory and other cognitive functions ??

ALZHEIMER MODEL: Not fully clear if vitamins do improve memory in anyone, but there is evidence to suggest that Vitamin D-3 supplementation can help many neurological issues, including Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. Some prior studies on mild cognitive impairment suggested potential value for biologically active B-6, B-12, but this might best apply to those who have elevations of homocysteine. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Any drug available for hearing impairment, speech delay and hyperactivity in a child of 5+?

Any drug available for hearing impairment, speech delay and hyperactivity in a child of 5+?

No: There are no drugs to fix this collection of issues. Hyperactivity may benefit from several available if found reasonable on a workup by the doc. Hearing impairment & speech delay must be evaluated through ENT /speech pathology testing to decide proper therapy. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me which herbs are helpful for improving memory, concentration and all other cognitive functions ?

Can anyone tell me which herbs are helpful for improving memory, concentration and all other cognitive functions ?

Problems with memory: are often due to medical problems like B12 or Vitamin D deficiency or un-diagnosed diabetes, or thyroid disease. I strongly suggest that you see a clinician to have these common problems ruled out first. If for instance you have lost the ability to absorb Vitamin B12 you could take lots of vitamins and herbs by mouth and not fix the problem. Make sure your B12 is above 350 (some suggest 550). ...Read more

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My child has problems with short term memory. Are there any good herbs to help with memory and concentration?

My child has problems with short term memory. Are there any good herbs to help with memory and concentration?

Nothing Proven: Although there is ongoing research, so far nothing has been proven to help this problem do not believe unsubstatiated claims or advertising. If these things were so successful, don't you think all trained pediatricians would recommend them. Also , very few of these herbal products have any safety trials. Buyer beware! ...Read more

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Can orthomolecular psychiatry, and the use of vitamin supplements treatment and treat schizophrenia?

Can orthomolecular psychiatry, and the use of vitamin supplements treatment and treat schizophrenia?

No cure: Right now there is no cure for schizophrenia. I am not aware of any vitamins or supplements that have been helpful in controlling psychotic symptoms. From experience, I have had some patients try that route and have been unsuccessful. Perhaps one day researchers will find a cure. Until then, antipsychotic medications are the main method of treatment. ...Read more

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What foods are good for improving brain function and memory?

What foods are good for improving brain function and memory?

Not so simple: But, recommend healthy dietary intake to prevent medical problems such as diabetes which could promote future heart attacks and strokes. In general, you want to avoid food additives such as aspartame, diet drinks, MSG, GMO's, get regular exercise and good sleep. A registered dietician can help you design you food intake. ...Read more

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Are there any supplements/ vitamins for reducing memory loss or improving memory?

Are there any supplements/ vitamins for reducing memory loss or improving memory?

Many good choices: Many nutrients & herbs are proven to improve memory. Some of the best include b complex, phosphatidylserine, acetyl-l-carnitine, bacopa, vinpocetine, ashwagandha and rhodiola. There are entire books on this subject. A good article is at http://www.Smart-publications.Com/articles/be-smarter-think-faster-and-protect-your-brain-with-12-smart-nutrients good luck! ...Read more

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Are there any good treatments for bipolar disorder that involve herbs and supplements?

Are there any good treatments for bipolar disorder that involve herbs and supplements?

No: Herbs and supplements have not been shown in evidence based research to be effective in bipolar disorder. Some of them may actually worsen bipolar disorder. ...Read more

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Which kind of supplements is the best for boosting memory and focus for students?

Which kind of supplements is the best for boosting memory and focus for students?

Many good options: I advise the herb rhodiola first. B vitamins may help (esp. B12 if you're deficient). Phosphatidylserine, acetyl-l-carnitine, bacopa, vinpocetine, ashwagandha, gingko, dmae, hydergine & piracetam are all proven to help. There are entire books on this subject. A good article is at http://www.Smart-publications.Com/articles/be-smarter-think-faster-and-protect-your-brain-with-12-smart-nutrients. ...Read more

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Herbs or supplement for good memory?

Herbs or supplement for good memory?

Exercise: The single most powerful, clinically proven means to improve memory is to be physically fit, reduce stress, eat healthy, and be intellectually stimulated. The pills do almost nothing. Stay natural and help your entire health, not just your memory. A study done at cooper health institute showed the physically fit had the lowest rates of alzheimer's. Get and stay fit at any age. ...Read more

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For the treatment of attention deficit in adults, except drugs,psycotherapy,physical activity and healthy food,what can help to improve concentration?

For the treatment of attention deficit in adults, except drugs,psycotherapy,physical activity and healthy food,what can help to improve concentration?

ADD in adults: To better control ADD symptoms as an adult, besides medicines, diet and physical activity, u should also: Ensure proper sleep; Work on time management skills (to prevent frustration for not completing tasks); Develop a network of supportive people; and work on personal relationships (quality rather than quantity is imp) ...Read more

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Are there any good herbs for childhood depression patients?

Are there any good herbs for childhood depression patients?

Nothing Proven: I agree with dr berkowitz. In addition, there is no scientic proof of herbal effectivenss or how safe these products. Be careful and discuss such therapies with a trained child professional. ...Read more

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What are some herbs, food, and supplements for increasing male libido and longer lasting erections early to mid 20s)? Natural means

What are some herbs, food, and supplements for increasing  male libido and longer lasting erections early to mid 20s)? Natural means

Many good choices: Many herbs are well-known to improve male sexual function. Which works best varies from person to person. Some of the best choices are ashwagandha, maca, ginseng, tongkat ali, damiana, fo-ti & gingko- available individually or in combinations.Besides herbs, l-arginine, zinc & seanol ( a seaweed) extract can be very effective.See http://altmedicine.About.Com/cs/conditionsetoh/a/erectiledysfunc.Htm. ...Read more

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Which vitamins/minerals/supplements play great role in betterment of brain functions, especially for struggling students, and what should be avoided?

Which vitamins/minerals/supplements play great role in betterment of brain functions, especially for struggling students, and what should be avoided?

Big picture: All the basic nutrients are helpful, especially in our era when many diets are marginal at best. Be sure you're not hypothyroid, anemic, suffering from sleep apnea / restless legs, in a rough or abusive social situation, or with a host of other illnesses. Study the subjects you find most interesting, preview / do problems before lecture, and get help from a learning expert. ...Read more