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Ginkgo tree is mysterious and mythical even to people like me who have never seen one. It is commonly marketed for memory which is true but it’s so much more than that. The ginkgo tree is the oldest-tree species on earth it has not changed or evolved over the last 240 million years. It has gone in and out of phase with so many animals that have carried its seeds around or tens or hundreds of thousands of years before going extinct. They were thriving right alongside the dinosaurs for 180 million years before they went extinct 60 million years ago. They have been used by humans for thousands of years. It is commonly used now to help with asthma, circulation, chronic inflammation, and especially memory from increased oxygen-rich blood flow to the brain. It is a great source of antioxidant flavonoids and terpenoids just like in green tea. These trees can live for thousands of years but usually not more than 1000 years. A 100-year-old ginkgo tree is considered young. In every tablet there is ginkgo leaf tablet from a legendary tree that could be 1000 years old and still producing antioxidant leaves today.
Vitamin C is much more than the immunity-boosting vitamin to help fight off colds. It is a vital antioxidant molecule that accumulates in the neurons of the brain, protecting it from the damaging effects of free radicals. Vitamin C is also a co-factor in several enzyme reactions that are responsible for the synthesis of norepinephrine, serotonin, and dopamine.
Vitamin D is most well-known for promoting bone health by regulating calcium levels. More recently, scientists have linked this vitamin’s hormone-like activity to a number of functions throughout the body including in the brain.
Potassium is well known as an electrolyte that promotes heart and muscle activity. Potassium also supports memory because it plays a role in the basic function of the brain neurons. Brain neurons rely on electrical signals generated by sodium/potassium transmembrane pumps.
Vitamin B3 (niacin)
Vitamin B3 is essential for the metabolism of carbohydrates and fats. Although niacin is well known for the effective treatment of high cholesterol, it is also a powerful antioxidant that is important for DNA synthesis, the growth of nerve cells, and cell signaling. Niacin intake significantly decreases the risk of many problems involving poor brain function including memory loss.*
Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid)
Vitamin B5 is found in eggs, legumes, whole-grain cereal, yogurt, meat, and avocados. It is essential for the synthesis of acetylcholine. Acetylcholine is used by the brain for memory encoding, increased neuroplasticity, and increased levels of concentration.*
Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine)
Vitamin B6 is found in many wholesome foods including cereal grains, carrots, spinach, peas, bell peppers, mushrooms, and potatoes. It is involved in well over 100 enzymatic reactions including the synthesis of amino acids which are the building blocks of protein, nucleic acids which make up our DNA, and red blood cells which deliver oxygen to our cells.*
Vitamin B9 (folic acid)
Vitamin B9 derives its name from the Latin word folium (meaning “leaf”) because it is found naturally in leafy vegetables such as spinach, broccoli, and lettuce. It is also found in okra, asparagus, mushrooms, and many fruits. It is required to produce healthy red blood cells and low levels of folic acid can lead to many complications including anemia and the inability to absorb nutrients properly.*
Vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin)
Vitamin B12 is an essential vitamin found in a variety of foods such as fish, shellfish, meat, eggs, and dairy products which makes it a particularly important supplement for vegans. It plays a key role in the normal functioning of the brain and the nervous system, and in the formation of blood.
Caffeine is a naturally occurring substance that is found in the seeds, leaves, and fruits of various plants. It is a central nervous system stimulant that increases focus, concentration, and memory. Recent research from Johns Hopkins University (Nature Neuroscience, 2014) showed that caffeine enhances memories for at least 24 hours after it is consumed.*