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By Dr Mike Merolla
June 12, 2013
Category: diet
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I zinc and therefore I am...

According to some interesting research, the mineral ZINC may play a significant role in memory and learning.  Researchers, by using a chelator that specifically binds with zinc and eliminates it from the brain of the test animals, found that communications between neurons was significantly diminished and that zinc is vital for controlling the efficiency between nerve cells in the area of the brain called the hippocampus.

In fact, the highest concentrations of brain zinc are found among the neurons of the hippocampus that control the high functions of learning and memory.

Source: Vesicular Zinc Promotes Presynaptic and Inhibits Postsynaptic Long-Term Potentiation of Mossy Fiber-CA3 Synapse