Boost Memory / Moods with Sage Herb (Proven)

For thousands of years, sage has been used
in Greek and European medicine to treat a myriad of conditions. These range from intestinal problems to lung
and airway conditions, heart disease and circulation problems. It’s been used to treat inflammatory issues
and low immune function. Sage has also been used to treat oral, sinus
and lung infections. Traditional uses for sage have also uncovered
another benefit: The ability to boost moods and increase memory and cognitive skills. This benefit isn’t just after weeks or months
of dosing: It also occurs within hours of consuming sage. Scientists from Australia’s Murdoch University
investigated the evidence for sage’s ability to boost cognition. Sage has been tested in a number of laboratory
situations, on both cells and animals. Human studies and laboratory research have
revealed that sage exhibits several important brain benefits: It’s a strong anti-inflammatory. This helps protect the brain against free
radical damage and oxidative stress. It blocks and repairs damage to brain cells
related to the formation of amyloid-beta plaque. It also inhibits cholinesterase. It also • Helps protect brain cell health
by maintaining higher levels of brain-derived neurotrophic factor. The discovery of these benefits have led scientists
to test sage using human clinical research. In a study from the UK’s Northumbria University,
researchers gave 24 volunteers single doses of either sage essential oil or a placebo. The sage was given in either 25 or 50 microliter
doses. The researchers found that the sage essential
oil resulted in an immediate cognitive boost for the subjects. They scored higher on mood ratings and cognitive
task tests. Both doses resulted in the Speed of Memory’
factor test. It also increased self-rated ‘alertness’,
‘calmness’ and ‘contentedness’ according to the researchers following the 50-microliter
dose. And the 25-microliter dose elevated calmness
according to the researchers. Another clinical study tested 42 men and women
with mild cognitive impairment. They were given 60 drops of a sage extract
or a placebo for four months. After the four months, the patients scored
significantly higher on cognitive testing. The researchers also found the sage supplementation
improved the moods and reduced agitation among the patients. Researchers from New Zealand’s University
of Otago tested Alzheimer’s patients with sage essential oil for six weeks. The researchers found the sage improved attention
spans and reduced neuropsychiatric symptoms among the patients. Researchers from Australia’s Swinburne University
in Melbourne tested 20 adults who were over 65 years old. At different times they were given different
doses of the sage extract and tested for memory efficiency and cognitive function. The researchers found that those who received
333 milligrams of the sage extract benefited the most. Doses that were higher or lower also showed
benefit, but not as much as the 333 milligrams per day. University of Northumbria researchers also
tested 30 healthy young adults. They gave them two different doses of dried
sage leaf – either 300 milligrams or 600 milligrams – or a placebo. They were given cognitive mood assessment
testing and cognitive tasking before and after one and four hours after a dose on three separate
occasions. The researchers found that both doses of dried
sage leaf significantly boosted resulted in a significant improvement in memory, mood
and cognitive tests. Significantly, they found the volunteers had
significantly better alertness, and were able to multitask better. Those who took the sage performed significantly
better on Defined Intensity Stress Simulator testing. This tests multitasking under stress. Those given the sage were calmer and more
contented after the doses. The 600 milligram dose resulted in better
improvements. Sage aromatherapy also works. Researchers also tested 135 healthy adults
were given sage aroma or no aroma and tested for cognition and memory. They also compared the effects of two different
sage species: Salvia lavandulaefolia and Salvia officinalis. However, they found that the Salvia officinalis
aromatherapy was better at boosting cognitive testing scores among the volunteers. There are a number of medicinal compounds
found in sage. Those most relevant to protecting brain health
include phenolic acids, flavonoids, terpenoids, and polysaccharides. For more natural strategies for boosting cognitive
health, consider my book, “Holistic Remedies for Alzheimer’s – Natural Strategies to Avoid
or Combat Dementia.” Thanks for joining me. Be well.

Glenn Chapman

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