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Could you RESTORE your precious memories with this ‘longevity herb’?

Don’t you wish you could put your precious memories in a “lock box”… so that NOTHING could ever steal them away from you?

We’ve got vaults to protect our most ESSENTIAL personal papers from fires and floods…

But how will we keep our most treasured names, faces, and places SAFE from the passage of time?

No one wants to lose their marbles as they get older… and no one should HAVE to.

You can SHIELD yourself from age-related memory loss… by supporting the health of your brain!

Fortunately, there’s a strange type of seed that can do just that – but you might NEVER know just by looking at it!

A suit of armor… for your brain

There’s a type of parasitic vine, called dodder, that LATCHES onto other plants to survive…

And you might think that would make it a pest that folks would want to ERADICATE.

But Chinese dodder (Cuscuta chinensis) is special – particularly its seeds.

Because cuscuta seeds – or Tu Si Zi in Traditional Chinese Medicine – are like ancient brain food!

They appear in the 16th-century medical text Bencao Gangmu

But the oral tradition of their use dates back WAY before anyone wrote about it.

Cuscuta has been nicknamed “longevity herb”… and heralded as an anti-aging hero.

Not only does it PROMOTE the survival of certain types of brain cells

But this neuroprotective herb is also a potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, as it can…

  • DECREASE the generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS), and
  • REDUCE the production of cytokines and other markers of inflammation

A 2018 study out of Taiwan found that cuscuta REVERSED memory impairment in mice… and it RESTORED their brains’ levels of CRUCIAL enzymes and antioxidants.

The key may be in their content of plant-based antioxidant substances called flavonols.

The most prominent flavonol found in cuscuta seeds is kaempferol… which was recently found to be a CRITICAL neuroprotective agent.

It could possibly even beat back Alzheimer’s!

Even the ultra-mainstream MedPage Today just admitted that, according to one study, older folks who ate foods with high levels of flavonols had a 48% lower rate of developing Alzheimer’s than those with the lowest levels of consumption.

In that just-out study, a team of researchers only SURVEYED the participants on which foods they’d eaten. Considering the average age of the participants was 81.2 years old… they might’ve forgotten a thing or two.

I can’t remember what I ate for breakfast this morning!

So, the science of that study isn’t what you’d call precise.

But we know that a diet rich in antioxidants is good for your brain… and that kaempferol in particular can promote memory retention and alleviate any brain toxicity that could STEAL your precious memories.

Obviously, you want to eat a diet that’s FULL of colorful fruits and vegetables. Make a rainbow out of your plate… and you’ll know that you’re getting plenty of those flavonols with every bite.

Unfortunately, if any cognitive deficits have already started to set in, that may not be enough.

You can find kaempferol in a variety of anti-aging and brain support supplements… but why stop at just one flavonol?

Look for cuscuta as a supplement in capsule formcuscuta seed powder… or whole, dried cuscuta seeds.