Question: Do any supplements slow the onset of dementia?
Dr. Blaylock's Answer:
There are a number of supplements that demonstrated significant effects in animal model studies of human dementia. Early studies of natural vitamin E demonstrated a significant slowing of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease symptoms in a dose of 600 IU to 1,000 IU a day.
The most recent studies indicate that curcumin, quercetin, hesperidin, ellagic acid, resveratrol, silymarin, and niacinamide can slow or even reverse the pathology of Alzheimer’s disease. DHA from fish oils has been shown to protect the brain and reduce the number of Alzheimer plaques significantly.
Magnesium reduces brain inflammation and excitotoxicity, which reduces the progression. Alpha-GPC increases brain acetylcholine, which not only improves brain acetylcholine memory function, but also reduces brain inflammation. Vinpocetine, huperzine, and phosphatidylcholine increase brain acetylcholine and improve brain blood flow.
Vitamin D-3 plays a major role in protecting the brain and reducing brain inflammation. The B vitamins supply the brain with energy, as does R-lipoic acid, vitamin K, niacinamide, methylcobalamin, folate, acetyl-L-carnitine, and L-carnosine.
One of the first changes with neurodegenerative diseases is a loss of brain energy. It is also important to remove pesticides and herbicides from your home environment.