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Alzheimer's: Causes and Prevention

June 13, 2019

Alzheimer's: Causes and Prevention

Alzheimer's disease is a neurodegenerative condition that reduces your ability to function in daily life. Alzheimer's impacts memory and can be devastating for you and your family members. While studies show that there's likely a specific genetic component to developing Alzheimer's, it is also a condition related to medical disease and aging. Environmental, lifestyle, and multiple genetic factors all play a role in the development of this cognitive impairment.

Disease Progression

Alzheimer's begins to affect your brain before any tests can determine the onset of the disease. You'll start to develop plaques and tangles in brain areas responsible for memory, learning, thinking and planning. As more tangles accumulate, confusion and difficulty in work and social situations develop. It's at this point many people receive a diagnosis. When the disease progresses to severe, there is considerable shrinkage of the brain due to cell death. At this point, patients lose the ability to communicate and perform daily tasks like getting dressed or eating.

There is no set timeline for Alzheimer's or when it will go from mild to severe. Some patients live 20 years or more, but many live five years or less.

Proactive Steps to Help Prevent Alzheimer's

Alzheimer's disease is a condition that comes with age. It is likely that up to half of all adults over the age of 85 have Alzheimer's. That number will only grow among older groups. The challenge lies in preventing and/or delaying the onset so that the brain stays younger and more reliable. Failing that, the aim is to slow progression.

Since lifestyle and environmental factors play a role in developing Alzheimer's, you can take control and mitigate your risks. Nootropics and other supplements have been shown to help combat some of the toxic risk factors like excessive oxidative stress (from free radicals). Vitamin B-12 helps protect brain cells, while herbal supplements like Huperzine may help with memory loss and cognitive disorders, especially combined with Cognizin brand citicoline.

Shield Your Brain

Adding the right blend of supplements can help protect your brain against damage. CoQ10, certain herbal and botanical blends and supplements have a proven ability to energize your brain. Neurella Labs, working with experienced clinicians, has developed a unique formulation of a dozen different brain-boosting ingredients, and designed to include enough to make a real difference. This master blend includes mB-12, (caffeine-free) green tea extract, Ashwagandha, Bacopa, Huperzine-A, curcumin, CoQ10, resveratrol, NAC and Rhodiola. When taken consistently, Neurella can help prevent damage to brain cells, making you more resistant to neurodegenerative diseases.

Taking a daily brain vitamin that also supports and protects against the damaging effects of stress while producing extra energy used for repair and rapid response to injury is the best insurance policy your brain could ask for.