Nootropics and Your Brain

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With baby boomers aging the increase in the number of seniors in Canada will rise to over 23% of Canadians by 2030 from an estimated 15% now.  The potential for people with some sort of dementia could be in the range of 1. 4 million by 2030 according to the Government Report "Action For Seniors" Rosemarie Pierce was on the Health First Radio show recently talking about the fact that there new research in the area of  Nootropics or substances used for age related cognitive decline and increased brain performance. 

Rosemarie said that Nootropics are thought to work by helping the brain absorb more neurochemicals that improve oxygen supply, stimulate nerve growth and reduce brain inflammation.

Some Nootropics that have been researched to help your brain include

Vinpocetine from periwinkle which is anti inflammatory, improves circulation and has been shown to help with cognitive functions

Ginkgo Biloba, has been clinically shown to improve circulation to the extremities and help with memory

DHA found in fish oils has been shown to help concentration and cognitive function

Astaxanthin, slows down oxidization and improves DNA stabilization

Mom things this is all great news if you want to improve how your brain works !

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