How to stop and reverse this decline with nootropics...
Who hasn’t had a ‘brain fart’ moment? You’re in the middle of a compelling story and can’t find the right word for what you want to say.
Or you walk into the produce section at your local supermarket and draw a total blank. BTW, anyone seen my keys?
You may chalk these moments off as normal. They’re certainly inconvenient.
And if you’re young, it certainly isn’t “age-related cognitive decline”.
OR Is it?
A study done at the University of Virginia in 2009 found certain types of cognition peaked at the age of 22. And then begin a slow decline starting around age 27.
Timothy Salthouse, professor of psychology worked with 2,000 healthy participants between 18 and 60.
People were asked to solve various puzzles, remember words and details from stories, and identify patterns in an assortment of letters and symbols.
Top scores in some tests were done at the age of 22. But a notable decline in abstract reasoning, brain speed and puzzle-solving became apparent at 27.
Memory declines were detected by age 37. But accumulated knowledge like vocabulary and general knowledge increased until the age of 60.
Other neuroscience research clearly shows: * Brain volume decline (i.e. shrinkage) begins in your 20’s * Myelin integrity begins to degrade in your 20’s * Cerebral cortex starts to shrink by age 40 * Serotonin receptor loss begins around age 20
One study conducted in Sweden in 2005 measured dopamine transporter decline in ages 34 to 81. And discovered declines in dopamine begins in your early 30’s.
Dopamine decline affects episodic memory (word and figure recall, face recognition), and executive function (visual working memory, verbal fluency).
These brain changes are inevitable unless you do something to prevent, or at least slow them down.
With a little thought and some research, you can put together an anti-aging nootropic stack and slow these changes to your brain. And the earlier you get started, the better....here are a just a few you could try for yourself....
* Bacopa Monnieri can help rebuild damaged neurons, and boost serotonin levels. * Citicoline enhances the release of norepinephrine, dopamine, serotonin and acetylcholine in your brain.[vii] * Lion’s Mane Mushroom stimulates the release of Nerve Growth Factor for the creation and repair of neurons. * L-Theanine increases dopamine, serotonin, and GABA. * N-Acetyl L-Tyrosine is a precursor to produce dopamine. Boosting libido, memory, focus, concentration and executive function. * Pine Bark Extract increases cerebral blood flow. And prevents declines in dopamine and norepinephrine. * Rhodiola Rosea assists neurogenesis for the repair and creation of new neurons. Reducing brain shrinkage and boosting energy, memory and mood. * Phosphatidylserine (PS) keeps brain cells fluid and is a potent nootropic for preventing age-related cognitive decline. * And the B-Vitamins are needed for major neurotransmitter synthesis, myelin synthesis and repair, synthesis of DNA and RNA, and gene expression.
You can easily get a few of these nootropics at your favorite vitamin store....or check out Alberta Botanicals I have several in this list. :)
Or, you can shoot me a message with your issues/needs