The Staying Sharp Guide to Supplements

Four out of 5 older adults take a dietary supplement — including vitamins, minerals and other nutrients — but most people are wasting their money if they take these pills to help their brains, according to the Global Council on Brain Health. Discover the science behind the hype.

Vitamins & Minerals


B Vitamins

Vitamin D

Vitamin E

Omega 3s


Dietary Supplements Marketed for Brain Health


Your Brain on Fish
According to the latest research, cold-water fish, is one of the best foods for your brain. These types of fish — such as salmon, sardines, herring and trout — are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which seem to provide brain benefits. Find out more when you watch Your Brain on Fish.