Memory and Learning – New Beta Glucan ResearchFrank Jordan
Elvis Presley had a hit song called, “I forgot to remember to forget!” True; especially by wives about husband’s foibles, but we are most concerned when we become more forgetful and slow down in learning, especially about computer stuff where our kids and grandchildren are often more proficient! At any stage of life, but especially as we age, we are concerned with a declining memory and the ability to learn. It may start with losing our keys or forgetting when to be at school or work, but it is real and we all seek to avoid or delay any decline in memory and/or learning.
In a new peer reviewed research study, beta 1,3 glucan was tested in an animal study with positive results regarding being a positive influence on memory and learning negatively impacted by chronic stress. Finding someone in these days unaffected by chronic stress is virtually impossible and we urge your review of the entire study with regular supplementation with NSC beta glucan suggested, even though we are aware you are not a rodent!
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Beta Glucan – Cognitive Decline – Stress Induced – Learning & Memory Impairment: Khan SH, Khan S, et al, “B-1,3-Glucan attenuated chronic unpredictable mild stress induced cognitive impairment in rodents via normalizing corticosterone levels,” Cent Nerv Syst Agents Med Chem, PMID: 32778039, DOI: 10.2174/1871524920666200810142359, Aug 10 2020.
Quote: “Chronic stress elevates the cortisol beyond normal levels which affects cognition including learning and memory.
… The present study was aimed [to] appraise the neuroprotective effects of naturally occurring molecule B-1,3-glucan by interfering with stress-cortisol-mGR axis.
Results of the current study revealed the B-glucan provided dose dependent protection against deleterious [harmful or negative] effects of stress on learning and memory …
B-glucan possesses therapeutic potential against stress induced memory impairment, and this effect can be attributed to its normalizing effect on corticosterone levels.”
Note: “attenuated” means lessened or reduced; “deleterious” means harmful or hurtful.