The Only Thing That Helps Your Memory
If you’re relying on pills, vitamins, supplements, or even herbs to boost your memory, it’s time to find a new remedy. Because researchers at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto have conducted a thorough review of 32 randomized clinical trials, involving a total of 25,000 participants, to figure out exactly how drugs and supplements can boost memory and improve cognitive decline.
The answer: not a lot.
“This review provides some evidence to help clinicians and their patients address what strategies might prevent cognitive decline,” said Dr. Raza Naqvi, a University of Toronto resident and lead author of the review.
But after compiling the evidence and studying a variety of clinical trials, the researchers were surprised to find out that most drugs, supplements, and herbs that people take to boost memory did not actually do so.