Intake of a vitamin pill on a daily basis may help to boost
memory and slow mental decline.
According to new studies, taking supplements has a
beneficial effect on memory and may work by increasing the efficiency of brain
One study showed that after just four weeks there were
measurable changes in electrical activity in the brain when carrying out memory
The body needs 13 vitamins to function properly and maintain
Vitamins A, C, D, E and K and the eight B vitamins each have
specific job in the body.
Vitamin C keeps cells healthy, D regulates calcium and E
maintains cell structure, while the B vitamins, including folic acid, have a
wide range of functions.
David Kennedy, of the Brain, Performance and Nutrition
Research Centre at Northumbria
"The evidence is still limited but the studies hint at some possible beneficial
"Optimal brain function depends on an adequate level of
all of the vitamins."