Alzheimer's Disease Prevention and Treatment - Page 2
Scientists have been working feverishly on drugs and natural nutraceuticals which may have an impact on the development and progression of Alzheimer's Disease. There are several drugs which have been approved for management of the disease, but they are at best palliative. Recent studies have demonstrated that a specially formulated cocktail consisting of uridine, choline and the Omega-3 fatty acid DHA helped the brain to form new synapses for communication between neurons.
DHA is especially important for brain health, as more than half of the brain cell membranes are composed of the fat. When DHA is in short supply in the blood, other inferior fats must be used for the construction process resulting in a cell which cannot function optimally.
Also important to the formula for synapse development in the brain are the B Vitamins, especially the B-12 derivative Methylcobalamin which provides the electrical charge that cause the synapse to fire. This is an important finding for those wishing to prevent and even treat Alzheimer's Disease since the more healthy synapses which exist in the brain, the better we can process, store and manipulate information and memories.
Targeted Supplements Inhibit Plaque Formation
The most exciting research involves two critical nutrients, which when combined have been shown to reduce the amount of beta amyloid plaque formation in the brain. Resveratrol and Circumin when taken together can reduce plaque deposits. While there is controversy as to whether beta amyloid protein is the cause or effect of Alzheimer's Disease, there is little argument that clearing this sticky substance from the brain is the key to prevention and even treatment.
Resveratrol is an extract from the skins of red grapes which has the ability to break apart amyloid deposits. Circumin is a natural component of the spice curry, and is a powerful antioxidant. Working synergistically with Resveratrol, the two provide a powerful punch to plaque formation, and given their excellent safety record, should be a part of every dietary program to prevent Alzheimer's Disease.
Lifestyle has been shown to be a key component in the development of Alzheimer's Disease. Diet and our environment have changed dramatically over the past decades, and are the primary cause of the rampant increase in the disease.Continued on the next page