It doesn’t matter how old you are - a bad memory doesn't discriminate.
Whether it’s recalling what we had for dinner last night, a childhood memory or even the name of someone we’ve met a few times, recalling on these moments can be improved by a dietary change.
Incredible, right? Clinical trials in the UK now suggest the common garden plant can help improve your memory, especially in the young and elderly.
The first trial, conducted with adults over than 65 saw that those consuming Sibelius Sage supplements saw significant, almost-immediate improvements with secondary memory (where the information is stored in your brain) and a more focused attention span.
The second trial, with adults between the ages of 18 to 25 saw increased performance in short term, episodic memory – as they were able to recall information more accurately than before the sage.
As we’re living longer, boosting brain function has never been more important.
Craig Fallshaw, founder of Sibelius Sage Australia explains, “We define one’s health span as the period of time that a person is healthy during their life. While average lifespans have been increasing by almost two years per decade, health span is improving much more slowly and in some cases, becoming more unequal.”
“Healthy adults are looking for ways to slow down cognitive decline and boost brain performance, even before noticeable changes occur and we want to provide solutions that improve the quality of life, regardless of what stage of life you are in,” he says.
Sage extracts have been shown to inhibit an enzyme that breaks down the part of the brain, which plays an important role in the formation of memories.
They also possess strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, which researchers say may contribute to its cognitive benefits.
Experts say the results are promising for those looking to delay the onset and mitigate the impact of age-related conditions as well as those eager to improve their ‘healthspan’ and promote a healthier ageing process.