by Melissa Chichester
In addition to this sector of health being further explored daily, many individuals are taking charge and doing their own research. Diet, exercise, and genetics all play a role in maintaining a healthy and active mind, and many people support brain health through supplementation as well.* Let’s explore the top three bestselling supplements in the Puritan’s Pride “Brain Health” category.
Gingko biloba fossils dating back 270 million years have been found in China, where the plant was cultivated in early human history. Gingko is native to China and has many uses in traditional wellness practices, and it was a source of food. Today, the plant is still used for culinary and health purposes. Gingko nuts are used to make a rice porridge dish called congee, and because this is such a treat it is typically reserved for serving at traditional Chinese weddings. As a supplement, gingko biloba assists in maintaining circulatory health and helps supports memory, especially occasional mild memory problems associated with aging.*
Vinpocetine is a chemically distinct derivative of vincamine, an alkaloid found in the lesser periwinkle plant. In 1978, this substance was isolated from the plant by a Hungarian chemist, Csaba Szántay. Although this supplement has been around for over thirty years, researchers are still studying the potential benefits of it today. A 2018 update on vinpocetine from the European Journal of Pharmacology cites that it is being tested for its impact on not only brain health, but other areas of the body, including the heart; however, no conclusive results have been made yet.
Our third top-selling brain health supplement is a carefully designed blend of nutrients (and it includes our top two bestsellers gingko biloba and vinpocetine!) that support cognitive health: Neuro-PS® Gold™.* Phosphatidylserine, known as PS, plays a role in neurotransmitter release and ion transport.* PS levels may decline with age, and Neuro-PS® Gold™ helps replenish these levels.* Other components of Neuro-PS® Gold™ also assist with providing nourishment to the brain, including gingko biloba, DHA, and acetyl-l-carnitine.*
Do the top three brain health supplements have you wondering about our top ten?* Check them out below!
#9: Soy Lecithin
*Note: These supplements are the bestsellers in the Puritan’s Pride Brain Health category as of August 2018 and are subject to change over time.