Is it time to think again about multivitamins for brain health?
Two clinical trials show multivitamins significantly improve memory in older adults1,2
New research has revealed a promising connection between multivitamin supplementation and brain health in older adults.1,2 Two randomised control trials with 4,463 participants demonstrated those taking Centrum Select 50+ showed significant memory improvements compared to those on placebo.*1,2
The COSMOS-Web study demonstrated that daily use of Centrum Select 50+ can significantly improve memory in older adults with benefits seen in one year. Centrum Select 50+ was estimated to improve episodic memory by 3.1 years of age-related change.†1 Episodic memory is linked with our ability to learn, retrieve and store information.3
The COSMOS-Mind study showed that daily intake of Centrum Select 50+ significantly improved global cognition function, memory and executive function in older adults and it was estimated that daily use may slow cognitive ageing by up to 60%.‡2
Download the publication summaries below for more information about the study design and key findings.
Why is good nutrition paramount for our brain health?
Our brains, comprising approximately 171 billion cells, are our most complex organ.4,5 They orchestrate higher cognitive processes that allow us to think, learn, and remember.6
Cognitive performance depends, in part, on an adequate and constant micronutrient supply as they support crucial functions such as neurotransmission, neurotransmitter synthesis, and energy production.7–9
How does suboptimal nutrient intake impact brain health and cognition?
Optimal nutrient levels help to facilitate optimal cognitive performance.9,10 However, over 2 billion people worldwide are estimated to lack essential vitamins and minerals, and even developed countries face significant risks of marginal micronutrient deficiencies, or suboptimal intake.9,11 This is linked to weaker cognitive performance at all stages of life and age-related cognitive decline.9
Increased vulnerability with age
Older individuals are particularly vulnerable to deficiencies due to reduced gastric acid production as they age.12,13 Medication use and chronic inflammatory conditions further heighten the risk, impacting micronutrient absorption and increasing demand.9,14
Call to action for healthcare professionals
Consider the potential benefits of multivitamin supplementation to safeguard optimal nutrient intake, promote cognitive well-being and healthy ageing in your patients.
Centrum multivitamins are the most clinically studied multivitamins in the world and are now clinically shown to improve memory and global cognition function in older adults.1,2
The latest science in neuronutrition & brain health
Learn more about the improvement in memory and brain health in older adults seen from the daily use of Centrum Select 50+ in just one year.1
Find out more about the significant improvements in global cognition, memory and executive function in older adults with daily use of Centrum Silver.
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