Anytime you forget a name or a face… or lose your place in the middle of a story… you’re quick to place the blame on ANYTHING besides your own aging brain.
You’ve become a pro at making excuses for yourself!
You’re busy… you didn’t get much sleep last night… or maybe you haven’t had much to eat today.
And while all those factors certainly may contribute to occasional “brain burps”…
Memory lapses that happen more frequently… or increase in severity… might be a sign of something more serious going on.
Don’t wait until those “senior moments” get so bad, even your doc is worried.
Because you can do something RIGHT NOW to make sure you STAY the sharpest knife in the drawer!
It’s a calming herb that’s been used for MILLENNIA for its brain-nourishing powers.
And now modern science CONFIRMS what ancient medicinal practices have known all along!
The distraction-free secret to PERFECT memory
By now, you’re probably familiar with the reputation of ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) as a stress and anxiety reliever…
But what you might not have heard about this ancient herb is that while it can CALM your mood, it can also SHARPEN your brain!
Now, of course you might think more clearly if you’re feeling less stressed and anxious…
But there’s MORE to the brain-boosting benefits of ashwagandha.
Used for over 2,500 years in Ayurvedic medicine… and one of the best-researched adaptogens out there… ashwagandha is sometimes called “winter cherry” for its red fruit.
Where you’ll find the MOST power, however, is in its roots. That’s where there’s the highest concentration of “cognitive enhancer” substances called withanolides.
Specifically, withaferin A and withanolide D both bring anti-inflammatory and antioxidant action to the game…
And with that kind of power on its side, it’s no wonder that ashwagandha root shows neuroprotective potential!
It can even keep your brain cells from dying off prematurely from exposure to oxidative stress and amyloid plaques.
Even better, studies have shown how ashwagandha can STIMULATE the growth of nerve material in the brain – including the branch- or tentacle-like strands that intertwine to create networks of nerves.
When it comes to a condition like Alzheimer’s, that can mean the difference between keeping a firm grip on your precious memories…
And losing everything you hold so dear.
In a 2017 in vivo study out of India, adults who took ashwagandha extract experienced improvements in both memory and cognitive function…
After just 8 weeks.
For them, that meant they performed BETTER at tasks of visual memory (like facial recognition)… word association… story recall… and executive function.
In other words, it hit EVERY mark that’s important when it comes to memory retention and learning!
The folks who took ashwagandha also showed IMPROVED attention and FASTER information-processing speed.
Imagine being able to recognize people effortlessly… and call out to them by name without missing a beat…
Or SPEEDING your way through the latest bestseller, no longer having to reread the same paragraph over and over again.
You might even be able to keep up with your favorite talk radio show or podcast… and tell your friends all about them… NEVER worrying that you’re skipping crucial details (or repeating yourself for the umpteenth time).
Interestingly, ashwagandha works to improve memory in the same way it helps keep anxiety at bay – it mimics the action of the brain chemical GABA.
And while GABA can “dial down” feelings of excitability during stressful times… it can ALSO help keep your brain focused on the task at hand…
Whether that’s forming NEW memories or recalling OLD ones!
Recommended daily doses of ashwagandha tend to range from 300 to 1250 mg daily.
The human study I mentioned earlier got those astounding results from giving participants a special, high-potency version of ashwagandha — called KSM-66, standardized to 5% withanolides.
Compare that to regular ol’ ashwagandha supplements, which usually contain just 2.5% withanolides.
But even this more potent form of ashwagandha contains all the principles of the herb in the ratios found in nature… which ensures both its safety and efficacy.
KSM-66 is probably the PUREST form of ashwagandha on the market. It’s been certified organic, non-GMO, and gluten-free… and the FDA has granted it GRAS (generally recognized as safe) designation.
Note that this herb’s calming effects will increase at higher dosages – so it could make you a little sleepy.
Ashwagandha is also known for lowering blood sugar… and boosting thyroid hormones…
So, check with your doc to see how much would be safe for you to try.
To staying sharp as a tack,