High intensity training and memory loss

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02/07/2013 at 14:22

Hi

I've been training pretty hard the last few months and Im fitter than I've ever been. The training is of the high Intensity variety so its pretty much eyeballs out stuff. However I've noticed that Im having a hard time remembering things like the names of movies I've seen or putting names to faces. I've always had a good memory so this is a bit worrying. Im only 35 so I dont think Ive got alzheimers just yet. Does anybody else experience memory loss after theyve been training hard?

Thanks

02/07/2013 at 14:27

25?  early-onset Alzheimer's.  Just kidding.  Are you tired?

02/07/2013 at 14:32

I've been a little cooked of late, yes. But having said that, Im not exhausted or anything.

cougie    pirate
02/07/2013 at 14:34
I'd check it out with a doc - I've not heard of this before ?
02/07/2013 at 14:38

Ease-up on training for a couple of weeks, get your sleep pattern sorted out, and see how you go.

02/07/2013 at 14:58

I have forgotten what I was going to say now.....

03/07/2013 at 10:10

Joking aside Its defintely not alzheimers, theres no history of it in the family and I've none of the main symptoms(apart from the memory loss that is). I get the feeling that it is related to the intensity of the training and that maybe theres something lacking in my diet. I  might start taking lecithin see what happens.

Seems to be not all too common though, havent heard of one other person whos noticed something similiar. Thanks for the replies anyway

Edited: 03/07/2013 at 10:11
03/07/2013 at 10:31

@Eoin B - re. lecithin, why?

03/07/2013 at 10:58

Intermanaut has a point - it's not been proved to do anything much as a dietary supplement and I've certainly never heard of anyone being deficient in it.

If you are deficient in anything it's more likely to be B vitamins.

03/07/2013 at 11:16

Lecithin has been used for years for its positive effects on the brain and memory. Check out this article:

http://www.diannecraft.org/improving-your-memory-with-lecithin/

I take a fairly high strength vitamin supplement so Im not sure Im deficient in B vitamins. But having said that I was planning on taking a H-factor supplement anyway (just to be on the safe side regarding Homocystine) which has a high concentration of B vitamins. Gonna give the lecithin a try for a while too, see what happens

03/07/2013 at 11:34

Check out this one - no proof that it has any effect on anything:

http://www.vanderbilt.edu/AnS/psychology/health_psychology/LECITHIN_SUPPLEMENT.htm

 

03/07/2013 at 12:17

@Eoin B - garbage, utter garbage.  The link you provided cracked me right up.

03/07/2013 at 12:27

Another one of those ballshit pills! 

Honestly it's like leading sheep. Add a few vit numbers in there and everyone jumps on the band wagon and takes them!

What's wrong with getting the vitamins from natural foods??

03/07/2013 at 12:31

Hey listen it may not work, but then again it might. We could argue back and forth all day about whether something is effective or not. Only one way to find out, Im gonna take lecithin and the B vitamins see what happens.

Cheers

03/07/2013 at 12:44

This is starting to seem like a convoluted way with spam...

Pudge    pirate
03/07/2013 at 12:45

Will you remember to take them each day?

03/07/2013 at 13:16
Eoin B wrote (see)

Hey listen it may not work, but then again it might. We could argue back and forth all day about whether something is effective or not. Only one way to find out, Im gonna take lecithin and the B vitamins see what happens.

Cheers

Hm...not so sure, you could exercise less, sleep more and be less stressed.

Those things would almost certainly improve the condition but your inclination would be to attribute it to the supplements.

"Placebo" is the word that comes to mind if I'm honest. Still, it's your buck, as long as it improves one way or the other then it doesn't matter. 

03/07/2013 at 13:21
Eoin B wrote (see)

Hey listen it may not work, but then again it might. We could argue back and forth all day about whether something is effective or not. Only one way to find out, Im gonna take lecithin and the B vitamins see what happens.

Cheers

And that's why numpties go for homoeopathy, reiki, acupuncture and such crap.

Say you take lecithin for three weeks and you memory improves - does that show that it works?

Pudge    pirate
03/07/2013 at 13:30
Intermanaut wrote (see)
Eoin B wrote (see)

Hey listen it may not work, but then again it might. We could argue back and forth all day about whether something is effective or not. Only one way to find out, Im gonna take lecithin and the B vitamins see what happens.

Cheers

And that's why numpties go for homoeopathy, reiki, acupuncture and such crap.

Say you take lecithin for three weeks and you memory improves - does that show that it works?

Well, yeah......duh!

03/07/2013 at 14:10

@Pudge - I forgot - that's how science works!

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