Some individuals, as a consequence of the aging process, may come upon a loss of their cognitive abilities: memory disorders, slowing down of the learning processes and execution of mental tasks, need for a higher concentration to memorize information etc. Frequently, the perception of this kind of difficulties may cause anxiety and compromise the ability to carry out daily activities. Cognitive decline symptoms may arise from a wide variety of causes which put the nervous system under stress, such as:
- Decrease in the oxygen supply to the brain due to vascular and arterial issues (atherosclerosis, arteriosclerosis),
- Concurring illnesses, such as diabetes and hypertension,
- Metabolic deficits of vitamins, folates and enzymes, which help prevent the formation of products toxic for the nervous system,
- Acute stress.
To deal with an evident cognitive deficit in the right way, it is necessary to seek medical advice to look into the possible causes while taking into consideration the complexities of one’s individual clinical picture. Nutritional supplements and nutraceutical products based on substances that supply various benefits to the nervous system could represent a valid support in the prevention and slowing down of cognitive deterioration processes and memory disorders.