Age-related cognitive impairments, including senile dementia of the Alzheimer type, are clinically difficult problems, and they are on the increase. As yet there are no safe and reliable pharmacologic or other approaches to these common disorders.
But several natural compounds have shown outstanding - sometimes stunning - efficacy in age-related mental decline. And most important when dealing with elderly patients, these compounds are free from side effects.
Ginkgo biloba standardized extract (GBE) has been shown in human trials to have a modest but significant effect on cognitive function in elderly individuals with age-related cognitive impairment. A further benefit is that GBE appears to limit the damage from stroke; hence taking GBE can act as a sort of insurance policy in the event of this common cerebrovascular incident.
Several controlled clinical trials suggest that Acetyl-L-Carnitine may slow the natural course of age-related cognitive impairment.
Phosphatidylserine is a promising agent in the management of age-associated memory impairment. Both folic acid and cobalamin (vitamin B12) are important for normal cognitive function in the elderly.
The combination of these agents makes for a very exciting new tool in the management of the otherwise vexing and intractable clinical problems of age-related cognitive decline.
Two capsules provide:
Acetyl-L-Carnitine 500 mg
Thiamin (HCl) 250 mg
Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba)* 120 mg
Natural Vitamin E (d-alpha tocopheryl acetate) 150 IU
Phosphatidylserine 100 mg
Vinpovetine 30 mg
Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine HCl) 20 mg
Vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin) 1,000 mcg
Folic Acid 400 mcg
* standardized to 24% ginkgo flavon glycosides and 6% terpene lactones
Suggested use for adults:
Two capsules daily, preferably morning and evening, or as directed.