Cognitive Supplement Spotlight, Volume 8: Acetyl-L-Carnitine

Cognitive Supplement Spotlight, Volume 8: Cog·ni·tion (noun): a mental action or process of obtaining knowledge and understanding through thought, experience, and senses. It is how one reacts, processes, understands, stores and retrieves information. Cognition is critical for day-to-day life, allowing us to interact with our environment. What is Acetyl-L-Carnitine? Acetyl-L-Carnitine (ALCAR) is an amino acid … Read more Cognitive Supplement Spotlight, Volume 8: Acetyl-L-Carnitine

Cognitive Supplement Spotlight, Volume 6: Brain-derived neurotrophic factor

BDNF:  A Key Component of a Healthy Brain   What is it?   Brain-derived neurotrophic factor, or BDNF, is the most common neurotrophin in humans.  Neurotrophins are proteins necessary to make brain cells work properly.   BDNF plays an important role in promoting the survival of nerve cells by regulating their growth, maturation and repair.  BDNF … Read more Cognitive Supplement Spotlight, Volume 6: Brain-derived neurotrophic factor

Cognitive Supplement Spotlight, Volume 5: Citicoline

    This is the fifth in a regular series on supplements which have been shown, through research and/or traditional use, to support cognitive function.  These supplements, along with prescription medications and other substances, are called nootropics.  As more and more Americans age and face challenges with memory and mental processing, we are looking for … Read more Cognitive Supplement Spotlight, Volume 5: Citicoline

Cognitive Supplement Spotlight, Vol. 3: Nicotinamide Riboside

          This is the third in a regular series on supplements which have been shown, through research and/or traditional use, to support cognitive function.  These supplements, along with prescription medications and other substances, are called nootropics.  As more and more Americans age and face challenges with memory and mental processing, we … Read more Cognitive Supplement Spotlight, Vol. 3: Nicotinamide Riboside

Cognitive Supplement Spotlight, Vol. 2: Bacopa Monniera

    This is the second in a regular series on supplements which have been shown, through research and/or traditional use, to support cognitive function.  These supplements, along with prescription medications and other substances, are called nootropics.  As more and more Americans age and face challenges with memory and mental processing, we are looking for … Read more Cognitive Supplement Spotlight, Vol. 2: Bacopa Monniera

Cognitive Supplement Spotlight: Magnesium Threonate

  This is the first in a regular series on supplements which have been shown, through research and/or traditional use, to support cognitive function.  These supplements, along with prescription medications and other substances, are called nootropics.  As more and more Americans age and face challenges with memory and mental processing, we are looking for “magic … Read more Cognitive Supplement Spotlight: Magnesium Threonate