Alzheimer’s is a progressive brain disease that is the most common form of dementia. Although it primarily occurs in people over the age of 65, it is not considered a disease of old age since the decline in cognitive and mental function go far beyond “normal” cognitive decline associated with old age, and can appear as early as the 40’s or 50’s. + Read more >
Unfortunately there is no specific test for Alzheimer’s disease and diagnosis is usually by exclusion of other similar diseases. Regardless of the age of onset, one thing that most Alzheimer’s patients have in common is an increase in plaques and tangles in the brain. Plaques are deposits of protein fragments called beta amyloid, which builds up between the nerve cells. Tangles are twisted fibres of tau protein, which build up inside the nerve cells and result when the microtubule structures that are responsible for transporting nutrition to the cells collapse. Although it is normal to have plaques and tangles as we age, in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients there are significantly more and they present in a specific pattern, first appearing in the area of the brain that is responsible for memory and then spreading to other areas of the brain. While there is no cure for Alzheimer’s, there are Alzheimer supplements that can help support the brain and body to help prevent or slow the effects of the disease. There is research that suggests that people with Alzheimer’s are unable to use glucose as a primary fuel source, which leads to the brain being malnourished. Medium chain triglycerides are potentially one solution to helping prevent the malnourishment that leads to atrophy in the brain. Other Alzheimer supplements that have been shown to benefit the brain include Gingko Biloba, Resveratrol, CoEnzyme Q10, fish oils, Vitamin B complex, Vitamin C & E, Curcumin, and Blue Green Algae. Study results suggest that Curcumin, when paired with Vitamin D, may stimulate the immune system to clear the brain of beta amyloid, which is responsible for the plaques in the brain. In addition to taking high quality Alzheimer’ supplements, it is important to incorporate lifestyle prevention measures. These can involve memory games, crossword puzzles, playing board games, physical activity and maintaining social interactions. Other overall preventative health measures that are thought to reduce the risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease include good blood pressure control, reducing cholesterol levels and managing diabetes carefully. Body Energy Club’s online vitamin and supplement store has a wide selection of nutritional Alzheimer supplements to help boost your brain naturally in the fight against the onset and progression of Alzheimer’s disease. Before starting any new supplements it is important to check with your doctor to make sure they are right for you, especially if you have a medical condition or are taking prescription medications.+ Read less >
Citicoline is cytidine 5'-diphosphate choline. Citicoline plays a crucial role in the Kennedy pathway, by which the body synthesizes phosphatidylcholine (PC) and, ultimately, other phospholipids, such as phosphatidylserine (PS). By supporting the body's synthesis of new phospholipids in youthful, physiological balance, Citicoline supports brain structure. Extensive research supports the role of Citicoline in supporting optimal cognitive function.
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Pyrroloquinoline Quinone (PQQ) is a recently discovered B-vitamin-like nutrient that is not practically obtained from food. PQQ is generally more potent when combined with other strong antioxidants like Vitamin E or lipoic acid. Both PQQ and Co-enzyme Q10 have been shown to reduce neurodegeneration and have been shown in studies to enhance cognitive function in terms of general cognition and memory while reducing the build-up of amyloid plaque which is responsible for Alzheimer's-type dementia. PQQ has also been shown to delay brain atrophy, that is, the shrinking of the brain, with aging.
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Ginkgo Biloba 50:1 is a well-standardized, precision Ginkgo extract, meeting European pharmacopoeia standards for content of key phytochemicals, and containing not more than 5 ppm of ginkgolic acids. Ginkgo is widely used in Europe for the maintenance of healthy cognitive function, due to its support for cerebrovascular microcirculation and antioxidant properties. However, Ginkgo has many drug interactions, and for many people Vinpocetine will therefore be a better choice for these purposes.
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Methylcobalamin is the neurologically active coenzyme form of vitamin B12, which supports the healthy structure and functioning of the brain and nervous system.From:
Total Omega master blend combines the "best of the Barlean's" our renowned 100% organic flaxseed oil, Fresh CatchTM Fish Oil, and pure borage seed oil for a truly superior and complete omega 3, 6, 9 nutrition source. The full spectrum of essential fatty acids in Total Omega regulate thousands of important biological functions deemed critical for optimal health, life, and vitality in every cell and tissue of the body. Each power-packed, all-natural lemonade flavored, once-a-day serving provides nearly 7,000 mgs of Omega-3 (LNA, DHA and EPA), nearly 2,500 mgs of Omega-6 (LA and GLA) and more than 2,500 mgs of Omega-9 (Oleic acid) to create the most comprehensive and complete profile of omegas available anywhere.$41.99
Manitoba Harvest Hemp Seed Oil is one of nature's richest source of the Essential Fatty Acids including the rare theurapeutic GLA. Manitoba Harvest Hemp Seed Oil has a green color and a gourmet nutty flavor, making it a tasteful compliment to a variety of foods. Manitoba Harvest Hemp Seed Oil is cold pressed from non-genetically modified hemp seed.From:$9.99
Halibut liver oil is an excellent source of preformed vitamins A and D. It is especially useful for individuals with digestive problems since they may have difficulty converting beta carotene into vitamin A. A fat-soluble vitamin, vitamin A promotes healing and helps to boost the immune system. It benefits the eyes as well as soft tissue. Vitamin D, the sunshine vitamin, is also fat-soluble and acts as a hormone to assist the body's absorption and utilization of calcium. It helps bones and teeth, stabilizes the nervous system and helps the blood and cardiac system, muscles and many body systems.From:
PhosphatidylSerine or PS is a nutrient that shows much promise in improving cognitive function in most people, but especially as we age. PS belongs to a unique class of fat-soluble nutrients called phospholipids. PS is a building block for nerve cell membranes and through that revitalizes all nerve cell functions. Although it is contained in each cell membrane, PS is most highly concentrated in brain cells. PS may benefit most persons because we are all subject to free radicals formed from breathing in cigarette smoke, alcohol consumption, environmental pollution, and/or chronic emotional stress--factors that have a cumulative negative effect on the brain. PS can affect our mood as well. A double-blind study on elderly women showed that PS helped their memory and their behaviour. Natural Factors PS is derived from soy phospholipids. In clinical studies, plant-based PS is just as effective as animal-based PS with none of the concerns associated with prion (e.g. Mad Cow disease) diseases.$28.99
Cod liver oil is an excellent source of preformed vitamins A and D. It is especially useful for individuals with digestive problems since they may have difficulty converting beta carotene (provitamin A) into vitamin A.From: