The fear of losing our memories worries many of us especially as we get older. All too often we don’t think about preserving our memories until we have a problem with them. At that point not all is lost, but the chances of memory supplements working are greatly reduced. With prescription drugs the problem that usually arises is the expense and the limited effectiveness of the drug during a short time. There are also shelves and shelves full of memory supplements claiming to be the best at keeping your memory in top shape or even restoring it entirely, but most lack research to support these claims.
Before adding a memory supplement to your diet, be sure to have a pharmacist check for potential interactions with any other drugs or supplements you are taking whether they are prescribed or over the counter.
Keep in mind, that when ever you see natural on a product doesn’t automatically deem it safe. When choosing a supplement you have to take into consideration why you need it to begin with. There are drugs that exist on the market that have proven a great track record for potential, but the condition for it is not needed by everyone. For instance a drug that helps for a type of dementia caused from reduced blood flow will not be a drug used by all patients suffering dementia. Not too mention that same drug would not prevent dementia; instead it would either improve symptoms or stabilize their symptoms so they don’t become worse.
As you begin to evaluate all the potential memory supplements on the market you need to keep in mind that the Food and Drug Administration, or commonly referred to as FDA, doe not strictly regulate herbs and supplements. This will definitely make it harder for you to establish the supplements strength and safety. Be sure to do your research. Find out the effectiveness and any adverse effects a supplement has been documented as having by reliable and unbiased sources.
The growing need to improve one’s memories becomes greater and greater as each year passes. Many companies see this as a great potential for dollar signs. Just be sure to be armed with the knowledge and educate yourself before running out to your local pharmacy. Talk with your doctor. Your doctor would be best suited to guide you in your search for the right memory supplement.