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Vitamins for Alzheimer's and Dementia:

Studies have shown that certain vitamins and supplements can decrease the risk of developing Alzheimer's and dementia. 

Below we examine the vitamins and supplements which have the most evidence.

Vitamins and Nutrient Information

B Vitamins: B3, B6, B12, & Folic Acid(B9)


B Vitamins & The Brain:

B Vitamins have an  important role in the human brain and nervous system.

Vitamin B12 is needed to create and maintain nerve cells, Vitamins B3 & B9 are used to create and repair of DNA, and Vitamin B6 is needed to create the chemicals nerves use to communicate with each other.

Research & Studies:

Researchers at the University of Oxford and at the US CDC discovered that individuals who took a B Vitamin supplement were less likely to develop Alzheimer's than individuals who did not take a B Vitamin supplement.

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Vitamin E


Vitamin E  & The Brain:

Researchers believe that Vitamin E can help with Alzheimer’s because of its anti-oxidative properties.

Studies have found that Alzheimer's patients frequently have low levels of Vitamin E and researchers have tested whether Vitamin E supplementation can help.

The Evidence, Research & Studies:

One study examined the effects of Vitamin E supplementation on 613 Alzheimer's patients. After 24 months, individuals taking Vitamin E showed a slower decline and were able to complete everyday tasks that individuals in the other groups could not complete.

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Bacopa monnieri


Bacopa monnieri  & The Brain:

Bacopa monnieri inhibits the harmful enzyme cholinesterase and removes harmful amyloid fibrils which have accumulated in the brain, Amyloid fibrils are believed to be one of the major causes of Alzheimer’s.

The Evidence, Research & Studies:

Researchers found that Bacopa monnieri had a beneficial effect on Alzheimer's patients and concluded that Bacopa monnieri is “a promising agent in Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of cognitive impairment.” 

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Salvia Officinalis (Sage)


Salvia Officinalis & The Brain:

Salvia Officinalis has been shown to reduce inflammation and protect the brain from harmful oxidative agents.

Salvia Officinalis inhibits the harmful enzyme cholinesterase, an enzyme that contributes to the brain damage seen in Alzheimer’s disease. 

The Evidence, Research & Studies:

Several studies have found that Salvia Officinalis leads to "significantly better cognitive function" and fewer cognitive issues. 

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Vitamin D


Vitamin D & The Brain:

Vitamin D is one of the most important supplements to take, especially for individuals over the age of 65. Vitamin D deficiency is linked to serious health issues and because of the unique deficiency risk discussed below.

Deficiency Risk:

Because older individuals have difficulty producing Vitamin D, researchers estimate that 95 percent of seniors are Vitamin D deficient.

The Evidence, Research & Studies: 

Two studies examined 4,500 individuals over the age of 65. They both found that lower levels of Vitamin D were associated with worse mental performance.

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Diet and Supplementation:

The Alzheimer's Organization recommends that individuals over the age of 50 make a proactive effort to include these vitamins and nutrients in their diet. For information on our supplement Mind and Memory Support see our page here.

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