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: Maybe I was mistaken about it having Resveratrol. I could have sworn it was listed on the ingredients but I guess not, haha. I did read somewhere that Resveratrol is an MAOI though. Is that correct?renfr
: Yes, that is precisely my problem. Just a couple years ago, I could read an article and be able to repeat it back word for word almost. Now I have a hard time encoding it into my memory for some reason. And I don't do any drugs. Another example would be that I can't maintain a train of thought during conversation. I tend to veer off topic many times due to lack of concentration AND I simply forget what I was saying. And then I don't remember everything about the discussion, and have to go back and ask. And I always forget where I put things. I mean, I'm only 22 years old and I previously considered myself far more intelligent than most of my friends and I definitely had a better memory. Can you tell me more about Inositol, and how it affects memory?BLimitless
: Definitely a huge thank you for the wheat/dairy/gluten allergy info. As a matter of fact I actually have been looking into green smoothies. And yeah, screw accepting feeling horrible after meals and all that. I want to be on top of my game all the time (and naturally) unless I'm asleep or dead!So far the plan of action is this
- Eliminate wheat/gluten/dairy from my diet completely, and then test things one at a time to see if I can figure out the exact allergy if I have one or more
- Only consume vegetables and fruits
- Add probiotics and digestive enzymes to my diet
- Consider Resveratrol / Inositol / Choline
- Continue taking multivitamin
Are there any supplements that can reduce inflammation in the brain? And do meats contain allergens like gluten? You guys are awesome for helping me out with this.
Well I guess choline can be good for you as it increases focus and concentration, you might be choline deficient (it's a vitamin B).
Visual memory and recall where you put your keys or other stuff is indeed proportional with acetylcholine concentrations.
Inositol is complementary with choline in the sense it helps formation of phospholipids (which are 30% of your brain) that helps with memory formation but also with protection from inflammation (choline enhances myelin production which protects your neurons from oxidation).
Inositol is involved in biological processes such as nerver guidance, modulation of serotonin activity, modulation of intracellular calcium, gene expression and breakdown of fats.
However you should start with low doses, too much of it (choline and inositol) can cause depression (due to inhibition of other neurotransmitters) but if you take the right dose for you it will definitely enhance memory.
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I have the exact same problem ONLY when I put cholinergics into my diet (phosphatidylcholine or choline bitartrate).
Last week I didn't take any cholinergics at all and the problem was gone, this week I just started taking choline again and here it goes again, sleeping right after a meal all the time.
To me, it has something to do with a serotonin overload after a meal which makes you drowsy. Carbs contains a lot of tryptophan.
The solution is definitely to eat less in one meal to avoid sugar spikes and eat less carbs and replace them with healthier food.
Are you serious? I literally just ordered this Country Life Choline
yesterday because I thought it could help my poor short term memory... was this a mistake?
What do you mean short term memory? You start talking to someone about something and then some seconds or minutes after you have a hard time remembering what you were talking about or details of the discussion?
Short term memory loss can definitely cured with choline intake.
Inositol can also significantly solve short term memory issues due to serotonin depletion. (it desensitizes serotonin receptors)
I don't know if choline will exacerbate your symptoms, maybe I'm a special case.
Your post always useful and plain simple ,i will read more research about Inositol to desensitizes serotonin receptors
but lastime i tried give me panic attack
Panic attack? That's pretty uncommon, already heard of that though.
There are studies about that : http://www.ncbi.nlm..../pubmed/9169302http://www.ncbi.nlm..../pubmed/8131066
Also some people who withdraw from SSRIs have seen a lot of improvement with it.
Choline can also reverse serotonin desentitization (more ACh means less SE, more SE means more ACh), this is pretty powerful when you experience psychedelic induced short term memory loss.