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6 Nutrients You Need Now To Ward Off Brain Decay


Take Steps Now to Protect Your Brain Health

Brain decay -- that doesn't sound pretty! However, according to the National Institute on Aging, by the time we reach our 80s, we have a 50% chance of suffering from a significant decline in mental function. If we've made such great advances in medicine, why are we losing the fight against cognitive decline?
Experts say the cause is not known, although lifestyle choices, poor diet, and toxins do play a role. To ensure your mind and memory stay intact as you age, and you won’t become the next brain decay statistic, you can't have an, “it won't happen to me” mentality.

If You Wait for Treatment, It’s Already Too Late

Unfortunately, if you try to discuss prevention with most doctors, your concerns will fall on deaf ears. Our current medical system expects you to wait until you are already a victim of cognitive decline before seeking help. The sad truth is if you wait until you’ve been diagnosed – it will be too late!
According to the National Institute on Aging, relying on current drugs will only provide marginal relief of brain decay, and they have many side effects. Why then are doctors not focusing their attention on prevention, especially since many natural methods have been proven to be successful, non-toxic, effective alternatives? I suspect one reason is because our medical system is a “sick care” system, and not one based on a preventative health care system.

Start Protecting Yourself Now

Brain decay is so rampant, almost everyone knows of someone who has suffered from it. Both of my in-laws succumbed to Alzheimer’s Disease, to which my family experienced first hand the ravaging effects it has on mental function. Alzheimer’s is just one of many forms of cognitive decline, but they all share devastating effects. It’s up to you, no matter your current adult age, to start protecting your mind now, before it becomes too late. If you do nothing - remember the odds. A 50% chance is equivalent to the toss of a coin. Heads or tails? Are you willing to take the risk? The odds may not be in your favor!

Prevention Begins with Six Specific Nutrients

New, unbiased research is proving specific nutrients can provide the remedy needed, but are unfortunately ignored by traditional, allopathic medicine. However, you can benefit now from these six nutrients most promising in preventing memory and cognitive decline.

1. CoQ10: The Brain’s Fountain of Youth

CoQ10 is a powerful antioxidant your brain depends on to keep it healthy. Being deficient in CoQ10 will severely compromise brain function, resulting in sluggish thinking and memory decline. According to recent studies, maintaining adequate levels of CoQ10 can slow brain deterioration by 44%. In addition, people with high levels of CoQ10 have better mental acuity, motor abilities, and mental energy. It’s also important for heart health, supports overall energy levels, and is used in anti-aging skincare products. A 100 mg. a day is the recommended dosage of this critical antioxidant. Also, look for KanekaQ10, which is a bio-identical form, and the most absorbable.

2. DHA: The Omega-3 Your Brain Needs Most

It’s well known omega-3 fatty acids are good for your brain. However, DHA is the star of the omega-3s for ensuring optimal brain function. As you age, your brain cells lose the ability to absorb DHA, thus levels may drop significantly, compromising brain function and memory retention. Supplementing with DHA feeds your brain, and helps restore this critical nutrient. Supplement with at least 100 mg. a day for optimal mind nourishment.

3. Curcumin: A Miracle Brain Spice

Research shows curcumin, a component of a spice used in curry, can stop the build-up of a destructive plaque which interferes with healthy mental function. Tests done at UCLA, showed curcumin can slash this plaque by up to 50%. Interestingly, India, which has the world’s highest consumption of curcumin, also has the lowest rate of cognitive decline. If you’re not into curry, you can supplement with 200 mg. a day of standardized curcumin extract to help keep your brain clear of plaque buildup.

4. Berries: Nutritional Superstars for the Brain

New research suggests daily consumption of berries is vital for optimal brain function. Why? Well berries contain powerful anti-inflammatory and anti-clotting properties, plus brain-boosting antioxidants like resveratrol. Berries also protect brain cells from inflammation. If you are unable to get berries into your diet, supplement with a mixed berry formula of at least 30 mg.

5. ALA: The Brain’s Most Needed Antioxidant

Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA), a potent antioxidant found in vegetables, has a unique composition allowing it to purify brain cells. This makes ALA a superstar antidote to age-related memory and mental decline. Most people, however, do not get enough ALA from their diet alone to realize its therapeutic benefits. Therefore, supplementing with 200 mg. a day will allow this nutrient to keep your brain cells purified.

6. Vinpocetine: Europe’s Secret Brain Booster

Doctors in Europe have for decades, relied on vinpocetine, an extract from the periwinkle plant, to treat cognitive decline. Recent research proves vinpocetine can improve blood flow to the part of the brain responsible for motor control. Good blood flow is essential to keeping your brain nourished and working optimally. Supplements are available, and you want 10 mg. a day to keep healthy blood flow to the brain.

There you have it, the six needed nutrients you can arm yourself with now, to help protect yourself, and ward off brain decay and cognitive decline. It’s almost impossible to get all the needed levels of these nutrients through food alone, beside the fact our food is less nutrient dense than years gone by, due to farming and pesticide practices.
To protect your memory for the future, experience enhanced cognitive function and improved mental clarity now, consider adding these supplements to your daily routine. This will greatly improve your odds that your mind will age well, and you’ll stay “sharp as a tack.”


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