Alzheimer’s Disease*

This is a progressive degenerative disorder of the brain. Over time, it severely impairs memory and mental functioning.

Helpful Supplements

  • Gingko Biloba may help improve memory in some patients by increasing the blood supply to the brain. Its antioxidant properties help keep nerve cells healthy.
  • Huperzine Ahas been shown to improve mental functioning and complement the effect of the medicine Tacrine.
  • Vinpocetine improves memory and mental functioning.
  • Vitamins C, E, carotenoids, coenzyme Q10 are antioxidants that promote nerve-cell health.
    • Low levels of Vitamin E have been consistently linked to Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Vitamin B complex and extra Vitamin B. Low levels of B vitamins have occasionally been found in patients who have Alzheimer’s disease. Vitamin B12 and folate lower blood levels of homocysteine, elevated levels of which have been noted in Alzheimer’s patients.
  • Borage or Evening Primrose Oil, Gotu Kola, and Siberian Ginseng all help improve memory in early stages by fostering better transmission of nerve impulses.
  • Gotu Kola may reduce fatigue and depression, as well as stimulate the central nervous system.
  • Phosphatidylserine and L-carnitine may help to increase levels of memory-enhancing brain chemicals and improve memory in the early stages of Alzheimer’s.

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