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Uses: Memory protection and to prevent dementia or Alzheimer’s but also touted as a treatment for ailments from sexual dysfunction to cardiovascular disease
Possible interactions: Boosts one’s risk of bleeding if taking warfarin, aspirin, or COX-2 inhibitors; increases risk of hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar
Alternatives: Take a multipronged approach to shore up neural reserve for the long haul. Read 6 ways to protect yourself from Alzheimer’s and dementia and about 7 people sailing past 90 with lots left to do.