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Could This Quickly Improve Your Short-Term Memory and Recall?


Brain You know the feeling. When the answer is right on the tip of your tongue and you just can’t grasp it. Whether you’re in the middle of a hot round of jeopardy or a casual conversation with a friend, slow recall can be maddening. But, according to a few new studies, there may be a quick fix for these frustrating moments: taking a multivitamin.

Far different than research on Alzheimer’s prevention—which primarily focuses on how to prevent the build up of plaques and tangles in the —these studies explore how daily multivitamin supplementation may influence spatial working memory, electrical activity in the and short-term memory retrieval.

For example, one study that’s been receiving a lot of attention concluded that taking a daily multivitamin may finally put an end to slow recall and mental blocks. Researchers worked with 22 women over the age of 64, all with complaints of memory loss. After 16 weeks, researchers found the group supplementing with a daily multivitamin had improved measurements of electrical activity in the brain while performing a memory test.

Their findings, published in Physiology & Behavior, suggest that supplementing with a multivitamin for even a relatively short period of time may vastly enhance spatial working memory, memory retrieval and the efficiency of brain cells’ ability to communicate.

Supporting this conclusion is a study that was published last year in the journal Human Psychopharmacology. Researchers found that even short-term supplementation with a multivitamin dramatically improved memory performance. The 8-week, placebo-controlled, double-blind investigation concluded that multivitamin supplementation may boost contextual recognition and memory for older men at risk for cognitive decline.

How Multivitamins Improve Short-Term Memory

One school of thought is that multivitamins boost short-term memory so effectively because they, quite simply, present an easy and attainable way for people to up their micronutrient intake, which, in theory, could improve many bodily processes.

According to Professor David Kennedy of the Brain, Performance and Nutrition Research Centre at Northumbria University, “Optimal brain function depends on an adequate level of all of the vitamins. [They] are likely to be more effective because people have different deficiencies.” Multivitamins supply higher doses of memory boosting nutrients such as B12 and B6, in addition to free radical-fighting antioxidant vitamins such as E and C.

In fact, given what we know about the research behind and memory, it would seem that antioxidant activity is a vastly underestimated force in the quest for . A recent study on memory found that the antioxidants from berries may be valuable allies for those looking to ward off age-related memory loss, while another study concluded the antioxidants in improve memory, spatial awareness and learning capabilities.

While brain-boosting omega-3 fats and plaque-busting herbs like cinnamon and remain the best research-backed ways to ward off cognitive diseases such as Alzheimer’s or dementia, these studies support the notion that a balanced with a high availability of miconutrients and antioxidants has the potential to protect your memory now and later, putting an end to those moments you have to utter, “it’s right on the tip of my tongue!”

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One response to “Could This Quickly Improve Your Short-Term Memory and Recall?”

  1. samuel delgado says:

    send me more information please.