Supplements Might Not Prevent Memory Loss After All
A comparative study by Wageningen University in the Netherlands found vitamin B12 and folic acid do not offer any significant benefits for memory.By Erik Shute | November 13, 2014
New research could debunk supplements once believed to fight memory loss.
Vitamin B12 and folic acid are commonly used to protect memory and thinking skills. A followup study by Wageningen University in the Netherlands focused on the amino acid homocysteine — the target these supplements hope to balance. (Video via Wageningen University)
High levels of this organic compound have been found in patients who suffer from memory problems. A researcher from the study explains the reasoning.