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Discover How Vitamin C And Vitamin E Can Help Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

May 15, 2019 | Blog, Cognitive Health

Vitamin C and Vitamin E are both antioxidants that  play very important roles in our bodies. Very similar to one another, both vitamins help prevent free radical damage to our brains.

Free radicals can cause damage to cell structures and other genetic material. The damage free radicals produce is called oxidative stress, and oxidative stress, in turn, leads to dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease.

Alzheimer’s disease is a common brain disorder that most often develops in older people, but can also occur in younger people. The symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease include loss of memory (short term and long term), inability to perform activities of  daily living, which leads to loss of ability to take care of oneself, and ultimately death.

The disease has no known cause at this time, but studies have shown that it involves the abnormal breakdowns of acetylcholine in the brain. Some research studies have linked Alzheimer’s disease to high amounts of aluminum in the brain, but other studies indicate no link.

Other research studies have been conducted regarding the effects of Vitamin C and Vitamin E in the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.

While most of the studies are inconclusive on just how beneficial the two vitamins can be for Alzheimer’s patients, they have shown some positive results. Some studies show dramatic reductions in cases of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia in people who increase their Vitamins C and Vitamin E, others show very little effect.

However, most studies have shown some degree of benefit, even if the improvements  are small. It is clear that more studies need to be done, but this could be a breakthrough in Alzheimer’s disease prevention.

Multivitamins should be an important part of everyone’s daily routine, but if you are trying to prevent Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia, it can help to add additional Vitamin C and Vitamin E to your diet or supplements.

Not only do these vitamins help prevent free radical damage to our brains, they also build our immune systems, and promote overall good health. These vitamins can also help by aiding in the blood and oxygen flow to the brain, keeping the brain healthy.


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