As we age, our cognitive abilities naturally decline, and we may experience memory problems. But, what if there was a way to boost memory function in older adults? According to a new study(1), medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) may improve memory in non-demented older adults.
MCTs are a type of fat found in coconut oil and palm kernel oil. They can induce nutritional ketosis, a state in which the body produces ketones that can have neuroprotective effects. The study aimed to explore the effects of MCTs on memory function in older adults without cognitive impairment.
The researchers conducted a systematic literature search and found six randomized controlled trials that investigated the impact of MCT oils on memory function. MCT supplementation compared to controls was associated with improved indices of memory function in 4 out of 6 studies, particularly working memory.
Working memory is a cognitive system responsible for temporarily storing and manipulating information in the mind for a short period of time, typically for a few seconds or minutes. It allows individuals to hold information in their mind while simultaneously processing other information, such as in problem-solving, decision-making, and language comprehension. Working memory is essential for many everyday tasks, such as remembering a phone number long enough to dial it or following directions to a new location. It is a fundamental aspect of cognitive function and is important for learning and academic success.
This study suggests that MCTs may enhance working memory in non-demented older adults. However, further studies are needed to determine the optimal dose and composition of MCTs to protect against memory decline during aging.
In conclusion, the study suggests that MCTs may have potential in improving memory function in older adults. And, Ketogeek's Energy Pods can be an excellent all-in-one solution for individuals looking to incorporate MCTs into their diet. These healthy meal replacements are packed with up to 7 grams of MCTs, along with other nutritious ingredients, and are designed to be convenient, shelf-stable, and tasty. By focusing on science that works and providing a tangible solution, Ketogeek is helping to solve the world's problems by cutting through junk processed information.