Can a supplement improve my focus?
I recently started a new job, and between learning my duties, organizing the fall festival at my church and my usual to-do’s, I can’t seem to keep track of all my appointments and events. Is there a diet tweak that can give my brain a boost?
Yes! New science suggests that a natural compound called silk protein hydrolysate (derived from the threads of silkworm cocoons) can sharpen thinking. In a South Korean study, adults given 100 mg of silk protein hydrolysate twice daily experienced a 97 percent improvement in memory recall test scores and measurements of brain function after just three weeks.
The study authors posit that unique peptides in the compound work to remove harmful plaque that builds up in the brain and slows neural signaling. The peptides may also prevent the formation of new plaque and increase the brain’s uptake of energizing oxygen and glucose. A brand with the study-proven dose: Natrol Cognium ($19 for a 30-day supply, SwansonVitamins.com).