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Ward off Alzheimer's Naturally

Monday, 01 Feb 2010 11:11 AM


It's no secret that mental decline occurs as we age. Whether it's common forgetfulness or the all-out scourge of Alzheimer's, poor mental health ruins quality of life.
One in three adults over the age of 85 is at risk. To the surprise of most, studies show that age-associated mental decline can be slowed or even prevented using the energizing combination of alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) and acetyl-L-carnitine (ALCAR) daily.
In addition to boosting energy production within the brain, studies show that ALCAR increases neurotransmitters like acetylcholine while ALA protects neurons from oxidative stress. This is of paramount importance to Alzheimer's victims, making the combo a potent weapon against Alzheimer's-induced memory loss. In fact, I'd choose it over the commonly used Alzheimer's medications, known technically as acetylcholinesterase inhibitors (AChE).
Little is known about what causes Alzheimer's disease. But one commonality among sufferers appears to be low levels of the brain chemical acetylcholine. The obvious treatment approach is to increase the essential brain chemical among suffers.
Using AChEs, the drug industry attempts to do this by preventing the breakdown of acetylcholine within the brain. Theoretically, this would enhance or preserve memory. But if there is no acetylcholine to preserve, the drug is useless. Perhaps this is why studies among Alzheimer's patients show these drugs have only marginal benefit. The slight benefits that may come with AChEs do not outweigh their immense risk.
AChEs are actually synthetic copy cats of naturally occurring poisons and venoms. Their use is rationalized with the, "A lot kills, a little cures" mentality. But evidence doesn't support this.
Research consistently shows users to suffer short-term side effects such as diarrhea, anorexia, vomiting, and tremors. Long-term side effects include kidney damage and even cancer. Where these drugs fail, the energizing combo succeeds.
Rather than attempting to prevent the breakdown of acetylcholine among Alzheimer's victims, helping the brain produce more of the essential brain chemical is proving safer and more effective. And the energizing combo does just that, without a single side effect.
Once ingested, both ALA and ALCAR pass the blood-brain barrier to protect and nourish brain cells, thereby helping it manufacture more of the memory-preserving brain chemical.
Both nutrients are a critical component for protecting our quality of life from the ravages of age-related memory loss. They are the missing ingredients required for preserving and restoring life's most precious memories as we age.
Pure forms of ALA and ALCAR can be purchased at Wal-Mart or Walgreens for about $11 per month. About 200mg of ALA with 2 to 3 grams of ALCAR daily have proven wildly effective.


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One in three adults over the age of 85 is at risk for suffering significant mental decline. To the surprise of most, studies show that age-associated mental decline can be slowed or even prevented using the energizing combination of alpha-lipoic acid and acetyl-L-carnitine daily.
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