An independent clinical study shows that Memory Health, a Birmingham-based supplement patented for the prevention and/or treatment of neurodegenerative disease, improves working memory and cognitive function in older adults.
The study was led by Drs. Rebecca Power and John M. Nolan of the Waterford Institute of Technology in Ireland at Mercer’s Institute for Successful Aging, along with University Hospital Ireland and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Results were published in the Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
The study utilized the Memory Health supplement to test the product’s formula comprised of ω-3FAs (omega-3 fatty acids), carotenoids (lutein, meso-zeaxanthin, zeaxanthin) and vitamin E, with respect to its ability to improve cognitive performance.
The double-blind placebo-controlled, randomized research study focused on cognitively healthy older adults who were randomly assigned to take Memory Health or a placebo during a 24-month period and were asked to perform working memory tasks. Study participants taking Memory Health outperformed those who were not taking the supplement, underscoring the importance of nutritional enrichment with the Memory Health formula in reducing cognitive decline.
“Our formula and its results have been validated time and time again,” says Edward Shehab, managing partner of Memory Health. “Memory Health is supported by real science, conducted by leading nutritional scientists, over years of independently funded research.
“Memory Health has been studied in its entirety as a complete supplement. It’s very important to note that our supplement was not only given credit for working because it contained certain ingredients, like fish oil, but because the ingredients in our product work together to produce the outcome.”
He added that Memory Health provides an opportunity to improve the chance of avoiding Alzheimer’s and dementia without “costing a fortune.”
In the published study, the group of researchers summarized the conclusion of their research: “This research has shown improvements in working memory following 24-month supplementation with ω-3FAs, xanthophyll carotenoids and vitamin E in cognitively healthy older adults.
“These findings illustrate the importance of nutritional enrichment in improving cognition and enabling older adults to continue to function independently and highlight how a combination of ω-3FAs and xanthophyll carotenoids may prove beneficial in reducing cognitive decline and/or delaying Alzheimer’s disease onset in later life.”
This study is one of several that have been conducted on Memory Health over a more than 20-year period, all of which are reported to have demonstrated Memory Health to improve the brain health of both diseased and healthy brains of people of all ages.