As we age, our ability to remember the smallest things, like where we placed our car keys or even recalling someone's name, tends to become a problem. For some this can be a sign of memory impairment.

In fact, in a recent survey on Age Associated Memory Impairment, 6 in 10 Canadian boomers experienced short-term memory loss over the last year. As a result, research companies are trying to develop products to protect brain function and memory. One such product is based on 15 years of research and the investment of millions of dollars, including clinical testing on more than 2,000 individuals.

VIVIMIND™ has been proven to protect memory function. Vivimind is derived from seaweed and its main ingredient is a compound called homotaurine. Homotaurine works by binding to amyloid-beta.

As we age, certain regions of the brain start to shrink and this is reflected by the loss of brain cells. One of the regions affected is the hippocampus, which is associated with learning and memory.

Experts believe the loss of brain cells in the hippocampus occurs due to the build-up of toxic proteins called amyloid-beta, which eventually causes neurons to die. Homotaurine binds to amyloid-beta and as a result can reduce the loss of brain volume in the hippocampus. In fact, in a study Vivimind was able to preserve 68% more brain volume than a placebo.

Besides protecting memory, Vivimind may also help with maintaining verbal skills and comprehension, including maintaining train of thought. Individuals taking Vivimind also performed better on memory and thinking tests compared with individuals taking a placebo.

The adult dosage is 1 to 2 tablets twice a day with meals (breakfast and dinner).

Nadeem Aslam, B.Sc. researches and recommends new products for Nature's Source.