It’s a long title but this article is going to discuss using sage extract for improved cognitive function. Especially for short-term memory.
As we age one of our concerns is cognitive function. Especially the ability to remember. Not just past events. But recent activities. What would be called “short-term memory.”
There are many factors that can contribute to this decline.
One is poor circulation, which robs the brain of the needed oxygen and blood glucose to operate at peak efficiency.
But another factor are chemical compounds called neurotransmitters. These compounds are used to help your brain cells communicate with each other.
Acetylcholine is a key neurotransmitter. It is critical for memory, attention, and reasoning.
As we age acetylcholine declines. This decline plays a major role in poor memory and your inability to pay attention to tasks.
The pharmaceutical industry has created a drug that boosts your level of acetylcholine by inhibiting an enzyme called acetylcholinesterase. This enzyme degrades your brains level of acetylcholine, which then effects your memory.
Sage extract can inhibit this same enzyme resulting in an increase in acetylcholine levels.
In a 2018 clinical study that used a standardized sage extract, the participants, when compared to the placebo group, had:
Nearly a 60% increase in memory performance.
An approximate 2.5 fold improvement in attention.
And the improvements were within hours of taking this sage extract.
This interest in a natural way to address cognitive function as spawned additional studies for both younger adults and those with Alzheimer’s disease.
For younger people, the sage extract showed the following improvements within hours: Read More →