There are a few other herbs and nutrients that deserve special mention. It is often beneficial to patients who suffer from mood disorders or memory problems. When using these herbs and nutrients, we recommend consulting your healthcare practitioner. It is possible to use them safely and effectively for a wide range of purposes. Here are below some special herbs for the brain.
Herbs that enhance memory
With few side effects, Huperzine A is derived from Chinese club moss and shows significant benefits in dementia. According to clinical trials, Huperzine A may even be a bit safer in terms of side effects than the drugs currently on the market.
In a similar way to current Alzheimer’s medications, it increases acetylcholine in the brain. Currently, the National Institute on Aging is conducting a randomized controlled trial of huperzine A’s effect on cognitive function in order to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of the drug for treating Alzheimer’s disease.
The periwinkle plant contains vinpocetine, an extract. It has been found to improve blood flow to the brain, improve energy production in the brain, and prevent blood clots in over fifty studies. It is recommended to take 5 to 10 mg twice a day. Herbs that thin the blood should not be taken by people taking blood-thinning medications.
The antioxidant properties of ginkgo Biloba improve circulation in the brain. Traditional Chinese medicine has been used for thousands of years to improve memory and mental health. You should take Ginkgo Leaf Extract 80 to 160 mg twice a day (Ginkgo biloba) – standardized to 24 percent ginkgo flavonglycosides and 6 percent terpene lactones.
Herbs and supplements that enhance mood
St. John’s Wort
Hypericins found in St. John’s Wort help treat depression because they contain many phytonutrients. It may be helpful for those who suffer from anxiety or sleep problems due to a lack of serotonin. This medication should not be combined with any other antidepressants or psychotropic medications (such as MAO inhibitors). Two to three times a day is the recommended therapeutic dose.
As part of your methylation cycle, SAMe is formed. It has been extensively researched and found to be effective in treating depression. Take 400 mg four times a day, or 800 mg twice a day. Within three weeks, a response usually occurs and the dose can be reduced to 400 mg twice a day. Combine with your methylation supplement and magnesium. You should only use this amino acid under the supervision of your doctor if you have bipolar disorder.
You can use medication without guilt to rebuild your life if you need to. As soon as you have rebuilt your health and your world, put it down.