The Vitamin Your Aging Brain Needs NOW
Aging and cognitive decline often go hand-in-hand.
But they don’t have to.
The difference between staying sharp—and a slow and steady decline—can be as simple as what’s on your dinner plate.
If you think of food as your medicine cabinet, you’ll be able to intentionally fill your plate with foods that can improve your cognition… instead of hurting it.
You can start with one nutrient that has been shown to improve cognitive function—while reducing levels of depression—in aging brains.
Maintaining good mental function as you age is a concern for everyone… not just those facing a dementia diagnosis.
One key way to do that is by loading up on vitamin K.
A recent study in animals showed the tremendous brain benefits of vitamin K.
One group of rats received vitamin K2 (in the form of MK-7, or menaquinone-7), while the second group didn’t.
After 17 months, the rats taking vitamin K2 had reduced levels of cognitive impairment, depression, and anxiety.
They also demonstrated improvements in spatial memory and learning ability.
Human studies have also shown the brain benefits of vitamin K. In one study, people who ate foods high in vitamin K—like mustard greens, spinach, and kale—had the same cognitive abilities of someone 11 years younger.
These types of results make sense because vitamin K has been shown to protect nerves from harmful substances in the brain.
Interestingly, the same gene that can contribute to Alzheimer’s also causes the body to produce less vitamin K.
Vitamin K alone won’t guarantee good mental function as you age, but it’s an important piece of the puzzle.
For vitamin K1, you’ll need to eat leafy greens like spinach, kale, and lettuce.
For vitamin K2, load up on fermented foods, eggs, meat, and fish.
P.S. There’s another way to protect your brain as you age, and it involves protecting your synapses even in the presence of beta amyloid plaque. Click here for all the details.
Reinhard, A. (2022, April 13.) This One Vitamin Could Slash Dementia Risk, New Study Finds. BestLife. https://bestlifeonline.com/vitamin-k-dementia-news/
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