Supplements for Alzheimer's | Can Nutrition Prevent Alzheimer Disease?

November 15, 2017 2 Comments

Supplements for Alzheimer's | Can Nutrition Prevent Alzheimer Disease?

By Dr. Keerthy Sunder

Supplements Can Prevent or Slow Alzheimer’s

Q: Can nutritional intervention prevent Alzheimer’s disease?

A: Yes.

Good nutrition and nutritional supplements can help prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s Disease. In this article, we explore the science around the use and usefulness of supplements for the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease. Plus, we present you with a solution that can protect your brain’s health…the Brain Tune Brain Shake.

More here, with a section at the end for your questions.

 WHAT THE DOCTORS SAY...

“As a psychiatrist, people come to my practice worried about possible memory loss. I’ve learned that conventional medicine doesn’t always have the answers for these folks. Optimized supplemental nutrients can truly support the underlying health of brain cells and brain function.”

- Dr. Keerthy Sunder, M.D. 

 Psychiatrist & OBGYN
 Creator of the Brain Tune Brain Shake

"[Research] suggests to me that if everyone started on a good nutritional program supplemented with optimum doses of vitamins and minerals before age fifty, and remained on it, the incidence of Alzheimer's disease would drop precipitously."

- Dr. Abram Hoffer, Ph.D., M.D. 


Alzheimer's Prevention Supplements

Alzheimer's disease is a type of dementia that causes problems with:

  • Behaviour
  • Memory
  • Thinking

It affects 1 in 8 Americans over the age of 65 and almost half of all individuals over the age of 85. This makes it the sixth leading cause of death in America.

To this day, there is no single-targeted synthetic drug that can address the multiple and complex factors that contribute to the development of Alzheimer’s disease. Nutraceutical supplements, however, offer an entirely different approach.

Rather than a single target, these natural products take aim at multiple steps in the development of Alzheimer’s. And the list of researched supplements that can modify the course of Alzheimer’s disease is long...and still growing. Let’s take a look at how the most well researched vitamins attack Alzheimer’s at multiple target points.

The Benefits of a Multi-Ingredient Supplement

To put it frankly, multi-ingredient formulas are preferred to single, isolated supplements because effects are doubled – or tripled – when all brain systems get a boost.

The Brain Tune Brain Shake is a once-a-day memory supplement that contains all of nutrients essential for protecting the brain’s functional and structural integrity. It’s been created by a psychiatrist after decades of clinical practice. In addition to preventing mental decline, the Brain Shake contains a multitude of other beneficial ingredients that support:

  • Increased cognition.
  • Better memory.
  • Heightened focus.

Combined together, the ingredients of a formula like the Brain Shake increase the overall impact to clear thinking and memory. At the same time, they support the underlying health of your brain cells and brain function. The idea is simple:

Taking a multi-vitamin-mineral supplement increases nutrient intake. Supplements help people get the recommended amounts of vitamins and minerals when they cannot or do not meet these needs from food alone.

Vitamins for Alzheimer's Prevention

There are specific supplements that support healthy aging. As you get older, your body has a harder time absorbing nutrients from food. At the same time, your nutritional needs increase. The following list of supplements can be very helpful when planning a prevention regime to avoid the onset or progression of dementia.

  1. Vitamin B-12

The deficiency or insufficiency of vitamin B12 – or cobalamin – in the body may be mistaken for or even lead to Alzheimer’s disease. Close to 3/4 of older people who are deficient in B12 also have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. In this population. vitamin B12 deficiency can come as the result of several factors:

  • appetite loss
  • poor diet
  • poor intestinal absorption
  • digestive tract surgery
  • pharmaceutical interference
  • taking Dilantin (phenytoin)
  • stress

Maintaining proper vitamin B12 levels in the body is a way to keep your brain healthy, as it may fight off everything from dementia, to memory problems, and even depression.

  1. Omega-3 Fats

Evidence suggests that the docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) found in cold-water fish and fish oils is packed with healthy omega-3 fats and may help prevent Alzheimer's disease and dementia by reducing beta-amyloid plaques. Taking an Omega 3 supplement has been shown to:

  • reduce inflammation
  • combat the plaque buildup in the brain associated with Alzheimer’s
  • increase blood flow to the brain
  1. Vitamin C

Increasing levels of the neurotransmitter “norepinephrine” may also help those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. Norepinepherine is made up of the amino acid “tyrosine”, which is made of yet another amino acid called “phenylalaine”. We get plenty of phenylalanine from the proteins in our diets if we eat protein foods, but the conversion to tyrosine and ultimately norepinephrine may not take place if there is a deficiency of another coenzyme – vitamin C. Vitamin C increases norepinephrine production, and may therefore be of special value in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.

  1. Calcium and Magnesium

These two minerals significantly slow down the adsorption of aluminum – a chemical that has been shown to increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Supplementation with calcium and magnesium every day may can ward against aluminium toxicity and may even be therapeutic for Alzheimer patients.

Other Vitamins and Minerals for Alzheimer’s

In addition to the vitamins and minerals listed above, it is recommended that you consider including the following memory-specific nutrients in your daily nutrient supplement plan:

  • Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10)
  • Alpha Lipoic Acid
  • Phosphatidylserine (PS)
  • Acetyl-L-Carnitine (ALCAR)

A Word on Vitamin E & Alzheimer's

An article by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) that was published back at 2014 announced the results of the TEAM-AD VA Cooperative Randomized Trial of vitamin E and memantine (Namenda) for Alzheimer’s disease. The findings of the study reported that

Although all participants got worse over the period of the study, individuals in the vitamin E group had a significantly slower decline than those in the placebo group.

Vitamin E is a potent antioxidant. The results of some epidemiological studies have suggested that high intake of vitamin E through food can aid in prevention or slowdown of Alzheimer's disease.

IMPORTANT: It is not advised that you take vitamin E to treat Alzheimer’s disease except under the supervision of your physician. Vitamin E — especially at high doses — can negatively interact with other medications, including anticoagulant and cholesterol-lowering drugs.

So, Do Dementia Supplements Work?

Yes!

If your supplement mix contains the right amount of the right ingredients, then it can do a great job at providing your brain with the ingredients it needs to stay healthy… even as years pass by.

But, supplements alone cannot reverse or stop the progression of Alzheimer’s Disease. What they can do, however, is help in the prevention and slow down the development of the disease.

So far, science has found that good nutritional habits, multi-ingredient supplementation of dietary insufficiencies, keeping busy, and exercising can significantly help counter the risk causes for Alzheimer’s disease.

A Solution You Can Try Today

We do have one immediate suggestion for supplementation to address Alzheimer’s Disease: We suggest that you try Dr. Keerthy Sunder’s Brain Tune Brain Shake.

Brain Tune Brain supplements

The Brain Shake has been designed by our mentor, Dr. Sunder, after decades of medical practice as both a psychiatrist and an OB-GYN doctor. It is actually the culmination of his work.

Here is how the best memory supplements Brain Tune’s Brain Shake can help you keep the odds in your favor with Alzheimer’s disease, and why it is already the preferred supplement of many.

  1. It contains the right amount of the right ingredients.

The Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDAs) for vitamins reflect how much of each vitamin most people should get each day. Plus, exactly how much of each vitamin you need depends on your age and gender. Other factors, such as your general physical and mental health state, are also important. Brain Tune’s Brain Shake is designed to assure that you take the suggested daily value of nutrients – with only one scoop a day.

  1. Supports multiple brain systems simultaneously.

The Brain Shake has the ability to optimize several brain pathways from multiple angles. So, you can oxygenate, protect, give an energy boost, and aid your brain’s regenerative power while you are improving your memory, processing speed, mood, concentration, and more.

  1. The Brain Shake is delicious and good for everyone.

Available in vanilla and chocolate ice cream flavor, the Shake is a tasty and all natural solution. It is also free of wheat, gluten, yeast, soy protein, dairy products, fish, shellfish, peanuts, egg, and tree nuts, so it is vegan and vegetarian friendly. What’s more, the tub is 100% recyclable, which means that it is good for the environment too!

  1. It is prepared as a liquid.

The Brain Shake is superior to supplements that come in the form of tablets and capsules because they take longer time to reach the body and may not break down properly in the stomach. So, taking your supplement in a liquid form is not only easier to consume, but it allows for a better and quicker absorption than solid vitamins.

  1. MONEY BACK GUARANTEE.

Either Brain Shake makes a difference for you or you get all of your money back within 30 days of your purchase. If you are not happy with the results, you can return the tub and get a complete refund of your investment.

Supplements for Alzheimers: Questions?

We hope to have provided you with a source of hope as you face Alzheimer’s…either for yourself or a loved one. But you don’t need to walk the road alone.

Please use the comments section below to send us your additional questions. We love to hear from our readers. In fact, we try to respond to all real-life, legitimate comments with a personal, prompt reply.

Reference Sources:
Alzheimer’s Association
https://www.alz.org/documents_custom/2012_facts_figures_fact_sheet.pdf
NCBI: Vitamin E and Alzheimer's Disease
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26618765
NCBI: Effect of vitamin E and memantine on functional decline in Alzheimer disease: the TEAM-AD VA cooperative randomized trial
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24381967
NCBI: Association of Antioxidant Supplement Use and Dementia in the Prevention of Alzheimer's Disease by Vitamin E and Selenium Trial (PREADViSE)
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28319243
WebMD: Vitamins & Supplements for Alzheimer's disease Search
https://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/condition-981-Alzheimer%27s+disease.aspx?diseaseid=981
NIH: Dietary Supplements and Cognitive Function, Dementia, and Alzheimer’s Disease
https://nccih.nih.gov/health/providers/digest/alzheimers
NIH: Multi-vitamin/mineral Supplements
https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/MVMS-Consumer/



2 Responses

BrainTune
BrainTune

December 14, 2017

Hello Fabio. Thank you for your question. The main idea is that once Alzheimer’s begins…you cannot reverse the process. However, you can try to slow it down through nutrition, lifestyle, and diet changes. We have added the reference sources for studies about this at the end of the article (they had been mistakenly left out of the original publishing cycle). Do you see them?

Fabio fernandes
Fabio fernandes

November 26, 2017

Are these kinds of suplements really effective against Alzheimer? Are there researches which supports what you say?

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