Schizandra for Memory
Do you know how great schizandra is for your brain?
Besides also being a beneficial herb for your lungs and liver, it’s always had somewhat of a “mind clearing” effect. Now, as it turns out, schizandra can also be an acetylcholinesterase (or AChE) inhibitor.
AChE is an enzyme in the brain that clears out excessive levels of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine. The theory is that less of this enzyme makes more acetylcholine available in the brain.
Acetylcholine is responsible for the processing speed of your brain and is also integral to storing and retrieving memory.
All memory disorders show a lack of acetylcholine, and therefore the theory that lowering the AChe enzyme allows for increased levels of acetylcholine, and its positive effect on memory. The drugs made for treating Alzheimer’s are based on this theory and enzyme.
Most people’s diets are deficient in the types of foods that supply them with choline. Without a sufficient supply of dietary choline our brains suffer from a lack of the main nutrient used to make acetylcholine. Estimates put the number of choline deficient people in America at around 75%.
This gives you some insight into why TianChi can make you feel so good. In addition to schizandra, we combine choline, DMAE, and B vitamins to supply your brain with the building blocks needed for acetylcholine production.
The herbs lower stress while the nutrients peak brain function – with the added bonus of schizandra making sure that the processing speed of your brain isn’t reduced prematurely!