Top 5 Most Important Nutrients & Vitamins for Your Memory

Have you ever wondered why some people age more gracefully than others? Is it purely a matter of genetics? Or is it because they favored crossword puzzles over Sudoku? Or is because they were born on a Tuesday…at night…with a full moon out?

The longevity code has perplexed scientists and medical practitioners for centuries. Although holistic interventions—consistent exercise and quality sleep—can help to reduce the effects of aging, a cure for dementia and chronic memory problems has yet to be discovered.

One of the best ways to prevent premature aging is with proper nutrition, especially getting nutrients that are specifically designed for your memory to keep your mind sharp and efficient. But even if you eat the healthiest diet, there will always be a gap in nutrition by only eating foods. That’s why supplements are called dietary supplements because they fill in the gaps in your diet with the nutrients and vitamins you’re missing by eating food alone, especially vitamins that are specifically designed to improve your memory.

But in a market inundated with supplements all claiming to be the best, which ones are the best for your memory?

The Best Nutrients & Vitamins for Memory

Here are the 5 best concentrated, bioavailable, and naturally derived nutrients that are clinically studied to improve memory:

1.  PhosphatidylSerine

PhosphatidylSerine (PS) occurs naturally in all cells, being a universal building block for the dynamic membrane systems that make cells work. In double-blind clinical research trials, PS enhanced recall of names, faces, words, and numbers, and improved verbal fluency. PS is better documented for these benefits than any other nutrient.

2.  Huperzine A

Extracted from Huperzia serrata (club moss), a traditional Chinese medicinal herb, this substance improves the actions of the acetylcholine neurotransmitter system, which plays a central role in improving memory storage and retrieval.

3.  Vitamin D3

Sufficiency (5000 IU) of vitamin D3 promotes healthy mood, cognitive function, cardiovascular function, immune response, muscle and bone strength, and other important indicators of overall vitality. Vitamin D3 also benefits numerous other functions that promote healthy aging.

4.  DHA and EPA

The long-chain omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA are fundamental to the structure and functioning of all your cell membranes and particularly for those of your brain cells. DHA also facilitates nerve cells making functional connections (synapses) and supports healthy memory and overall cognition.

5.  Ginkgo Biloba

This intensively researched plant extract promotes healthy blood flow, which is crucial for optimal brain function. Ginkgo biloba’s unique combination of antioxidants and blood vessel protectants also helps the brain defend against toxins while promoting overall mental sharpness.

How to Get All of Your Brain-Healthy Nutrients Each Day?

BrainMD offers all of the required brain-directed nutrients to help you feel your very best each day. With clinical strength supplements that can help improve and preserve your cognition and memory.

Don’t like swallowing capsules? Now there’s an easier way to get all of the nutrients you need… try a memory-boosting vitamin drink!

Bright Minds Memory Powder Supplement

Bright Minds Memory Powder, a robust formula of 34 effective nutrients, is a highly concentrated, memory-targeting daily supplement system. With carefully crafted and clinically proven ingredients, Bright Minds Memory Powder is a tasty, citrus-flavored drink mix that can be added to water, juice or even a fruit smoothie. Bright Minds Memory Powder contains all of the best nutrients for memory enhancement.

Why Do Memory Supplements Work?

Enhance Blood Delivery

The better the brain’s circulation, the more oxygen, and nutrients it can receive to support memory all through life. Ginkgo, resveratrol, lutein, zeaxanthin, CoQ10, as well as vitamins and minerals in this powder, promote healthy blood flow to the brain.

Boost Energy

The brain weighs just 2-3 pounds, yet it uses at least 20 percent of all the body’s energy. PS, ALC, B vitamins, magnesium, chromium, alpha-lipoic acid, CoQ10 and other nutraceuticals in this formula can aid in energizing the memory process.

Vitamins for Memory and Aging | BrainMD Promote Brain Connectivity

The brain’s trillions of synapses rely on PS for their electrical activity. The numerous antioxidants in Bright Minds Memory Powder help protect these synapses against damage. Additionally, numerous methyl nutrients in the formula support synapse maintenance and protect the brain against damage from homocysteine buildup.

Improve Neurotransmitter Support

Neurotransmitters are the chemical messengers that travel along synapses in the brain. Huperzine A, ALC and choline promote acetylcholine, a key memory transmitter. PS, Vitamin D3, all the B vitamins, magnesium, and other minerals support the production, release, and synapse actions of multiple neurotransmitter systems across the brain.

Since your memory is what allows you to treasure and revisit the most special moments in your life, be sure to fortify your brain with the nutrients that can strengthen and restore it.

At BrainMD, we’re dedicated to providing the highest purity nutrients to improve your physical health and overall well-being. For more information about our full list of brain healthy supplements, please visit us at BrainMD.


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Marlene Marinaccio

I am very interested in eating well for good health. I have watched you and enjoy what you have to say. However, I would like to get more information about which foods would be helpful for certain diseases rather than purchasing a powder or capsule. Thank you.


Is this safe to take if someone takes meds for depression and anxiety? Any interactions? My mom is 90 and has developed dementia

Jenessa Beazer

Dr. Kidd and Dr. Amen developed the Bright Minds Memory Powder with utmost attention to safety and tolerability. We don’t anticipate any negative interactions with drugs, but the ultimate decision on whether your mom should take this supplement is between her/her relatives and her physician team.

Jennifer de la Fonteijne-Barnett

I have been taking Brain and Body Power for about two years now. I really have noticed the difference! Should I also take Bright Minds Memory Powder so is that overdoing it?

Hi There,
Congrats on noticing great results with Brain & Body Power! That product is excellent for staying sharp and for total body wellness. If you are, however, still experiencing memory loss moments, or have a particular concern about your memory, then we do recommend you trying Bright Minds Memory Powder and taking only that along with your Omega’3s. If you are not experiencing these moments of concern, then we recommend for you to stick with Brain & Body Power as it meets your daily essentials needs to stay healthy. Hope that helps!

D p White

Can you please specifically quantify how much of each of the 5 essential ingredients in your article are in each dose of Bright Minds Memory Powder? I take 300 my capsules daily of PS ( noticeable helpful) and have taken eye vitamins be w luteim etc for years , reversing cataracts and keeping them at bay. I don’t take the other supplements at all. But I do take numerous supplements each for a specific reason. Want to make sure if I choose this drink am not shortchanging myself

Don Poulin

Question: Would you recommend taking “Lion’s Mane” for memory?


Question: will drinking Bright Minds Powder in any way help those who already are in early stages of dementia?


These tips are awesome, I was looking for something like that. Thanks!

Linda Aymond

Hello, what about plaque buildup related to the brain that develops and causes dementia and Alzheimer’s?

Eileen Whitacre

What is the cause of hand tremors? Dose this come from the brain or nervous system? Is there treatment?


Do you have any type of product for someone experiencing short-term memory problems as a result of PTSD? It’s been just over two years since I’ve been struggling with this and haven’t found any help.

Thank you!


Hi Rowe
Great post! Tips are informative and these all are wellness for our body.Thank you for sharing this amzing info.