Category: Brain Function/Dementia/Alzheimers

L-Carnitine in Childhood Cognitive Development

L-carnitine therapy at a dose of 50 mg per kilogram-bodyweight per day administered for 3 months in children with suboptimal developmental, social, behavioral and communication abilities significantly improved cognitive function scores in these subjects.

Reference:

Geier DA, Kern JK, Davis G, King PG, Adams JB, Young JL, Geier MR. A prospective double-blind, randomized clinical trial of levocarnitine to treat autism spectrum disorders. Med Sci Monit. 2011 Jun 1;17(6):PI15-23.

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B Vitamins Retain Brain Function

Supplementation with vitamin B6, vitamin B12 and folic acid may decrease brain atrophy associated with poor cognitive health.

Source: Homocysteine-Lowering by B Vitamins Slows the Rate of Accelerated Brain Atrophy in Mild Cognitive Impairment: A Randomized Controlled Trial. PLoS One. 2010 Sep 8;5(9). pii: e12244.