As powerful as the mind can be, it is the one part of the human body that needs the most protection. Not only is it guarded by thick bone and tough skin, it is surrounded by fluid to keep it in a constant state of suspension free from external impact. However, for all your bodies’ protective measures your mind safety is still constantly threatened by internal factors.
What follows below will provide you with knowledge necessary to power your mind with the tools it needs to keep itself safe from rapid deterioration and prevent Alzheimer’s.
CoQ10 might be one of the lesser known vitamins, yet, its health implications are legendary to say the least. Not only can it help improve your heart health, recent research suggests it can also greatly benefit your brain.
CoQ10 is found naturally in the human body, and is a very potent anti-oxidant. The standard dose, according to Examine is “…The standard dose for CoQ10 is generally 90mg for a low dose and 200mg for the higher dose, taken once daily with a meal due to its reliance on food for absorption”. However it should be noted that the problem with using CoQ10 as a supplement is that it does not absorb into the body very well if taken as a capsule or pill. In addition to this issue CoQ10 doesn’t dissolve well in water.
The best way to receive the health benefits of CoQ10 is to ingest it in a fat-soluble form, which canis usually found in nuts and fish oils or in foods such as spinach and broccoli.
Although the number of studies done to date on CoQ10 and its effects on Alzheimer’s disease is relatively small, CoQ10 has shown tremendous potential in Alzheimer’s prevention.
Much like Coq10, the health benefits of Omega 3 fatty acids are far reaching. Omega 3 has shown evidence of being able to help treat those with depression and bipolar disorder. The fatty acid holds strong similarities to CoQ10 in that it is usually found in fish.
Omega 3 fatty acids are well known for their positive effects on brain health. A host of recent studies has shown that omega 3 may in fact help prevent the deterioration process of the brain which leads to Alzheimer’s.
Examine recommends, “For general health, 250mg of combined EPA and DHA is the minimum dose and can be obtained via fish intake.” Fish oil supplements should always be refrigerated, and should not be combined with blood thinners.
For centuries the ginkgo biloba has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) to treat mental deterioration associated with aging. Ginkgo is an anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and increases blood flow to the brain. In addition to all of its brain health benefits, the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) has found evidence supporting the TCM claim that Ginkgo may also help prevent cognitive decline.
However it should be noted that high levels of Ginkgo can cause clotting problems, for this reason it is recommended you speak with a medical professional before implementing the ginkgo into your diet. Examine recommends “For cognitive enhancement, take 120-240mg, one to four hours before performance. To alleviate cognitive decline in older adults, take 40-120mg, three times a day.”
Alzheimer’s is a complicated disease that in itself still needs much more research to fully understand. More research is also needed to completely understand these foods potential for preventing Alzheimer’s, as it stands these three foods have shown remarkable potential for preventing Alzheimer’s and brain deterioration in general.