The effect of the buildup of beta amyloid in the brain, caused by a variation of a gene known as CYP46, is memory loss better known as Alzheimer's. People who suffer from Alzheimer's more often have high levels of beta amyloid which collect in clumps, called senile plaques in the brain. Most researchers now agree that beta amyloid buildup is most certainly involved in the disruption of memory and thought. Excessive buildup of beta amyloid is also associated with high levels of cholesterol in the brain.

Gingko Biloba, a botanical, is also a powerful antioxidant. It has been the focus of recent media reports as a potential treatment for Alzheimer's disease. Because of its antioxidant properties, scientists at McGill University in Quebec have demonstrated (in tissue culture) that one form of gingko biloba can prevent the oxidative damage by beta amyloid. Scientists examined how taking 120 mg a day of a ginkgo biloba extract affected the rate of cognitive decline in people with mild to moderately severe dementia due to Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia.

Phosphatidal Choline Serine stimulates acetylcholine output and the synthesis and release of dopamine. Phosphatidal Choline Serine is also thought to reverse memory decline. Human trials have demonstrated memory improvement, improvements in lucidity, outlook upon life, and in the general ability to cope with the concerns of the day and to function socially.

Coenzyme Q10 helps to prevent neuron damage that leads to Alzheimer's Disease. It's naturally produced by the body but its level declines with age. Coenzyme Q10 is another powerful antioxidant that protects the body from free radicals and helps preserve vitamin E, the major antioxidant of cell membranes.

Vitamin E is a powerful biological antioxidant. Antioxidants such as vitamin E protect your cells against the effects of free radicals, which are potentially damaging byproducts of the body's metabolism. Free radicals can cause cell damage that may contribute to the development of cardiovascular disease and cancer.

It makes sense then to incorporate good nutrition and supplements that can help reverse memory loss as you get older. Biotrex Vitamins is one company that incorporates the same ginkgo biloba extract and these other powerful antioxidants into its Memory+ vitamin formula.

Author's Bio: 

Larry Richards is president of Biotrex Vitamins and Nutriceuticals, a manufacturer of the highest quality vitamin formulas for anti-aging, sports recovery, memory, attention, and arthritis. Products can be seen at