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Vitamin B12

Last updated: March 21, 2017 Most notably, studies have shown that vitamin B12 aids in neuroprotection by reducing neurotoxicity [1]. For elderly individuals, it is even more important for preventing cognitive decline and neurodegenerative diseases [2]. Other benefits include memory benefits,…
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5-HTP

Often 5-HTP is used to fight depression and it is involved in increased happiness and mood. Many people take a stack of L-tyrosine and 5-HTP to improve their mood and reduce feelings of anxiety, but current evidence of this is…
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Piperine

Last updated: January 13, 2017 Piperine does little by itself, but is specifically well-known and used because it inhibits specific enzymes that detoxify the body and slow the glucuronidation process [1]. This translates to increased absorption of certain nutrients such…
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Vitamin C

Last updated: January 13, 2017 Beyond marginal benefits for the common cold, vitamin C can increase blood flow [2], increase oxidation (as an antioxidant) [3], and decreases feelings of fatigue [4]. For the brain, vitamin C is involved in many…
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Curcumin

Curcumin

Derived from turmeric, the curcumin compound is bright yellow and has well-researched and lasting results combating cancer and Alzheimer’s disease [2]. The compound is also useful for cognitive enhancement specifically for the elderly [3]. Increased neurogenesis in the hippocampus region…
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Vitamin B6

Last updated: January 13, 2017 A deficiency of vitamin B6 can create negative cognitive consequences, such as poor mood, depression, and mental state [2]. Many people who are deficient in vitamin B6 are mid to late age, which increases the…
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Vitamin B5

Last updated: March 21, 2017 One of the primary roles for vitamin B5 is the formation of co-enzyme A (COA), which heavily regulates energy metabolism and mental stamina [1]. Another mechanism for vitamin B5 is acetylcholine synthesis. Studies suggest without adequate…
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