Reputable scientists are excited about how certain brain nutrients may improve brain health, even in people with moderate-to-severe Alzheimer’s dementia.
First, the bad news. Approximately 5.5 million Americans currently suffer from Alzheimer’s dementia, which accounts for about 70 percent of total dementia cases. The risk of dementia doubles every five years after age 60.
Alzheimer’s dementia is the sixth-leading cause of death in the U.S. It is the only one among the top 10 killers of Americans for which no cure or preventive measure exists. With these scary numbers, you would think companies would be pouring money into funding research for new treatments!
Research is Sluggish
Alarmingly, major drug companies are completely abandoning research into new drugs and treatments for Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative disorders. In the past year alone, at least a half-dozen Alzheimer’s drug hopefuls from major pharmaceutical companies bit the dust.
The Good News about our Brain
Scientists are currently working hard to research new tools and treatments to help people diagnosed with dementia and cognitive decline. One of them is John E. Lewis, Ph.D., a leading researcher who ran a landmark 12-month clinical trial. He found that certain brain nutrients improved cognitive function in people with moderate-to-severe Alzheimer’s dementia.
Many participants have renewed ability to recall people, places, events and situations, which is remarkable given their disease severity and from what the caregivers reported to us. We published these findings and are in the scientific literature.
This could be a real game changer
Lewis says that while some cognitive decline is natural as we age, our lifestyle can make it worse. For example, most people do not recognize the importance that proper nutrition plays in maintaining brain function.
You are What You Eat
Food can be medicine for the brain. But in this quick-fix age of substituting a pill for food, Lewis cautions that people should be very careful before taking a nootropic (supplements marketed for their ability to improve cognitive function). “No magic bullets exist. In fact, the FDA very recently sent out numerous warnings to nootropic companies for making false claims.” Nonetheless, you should still consider supporting your cognitive health with nutrients that are based on sound science with published findings in a peer-reviewed scientific journal.
“Certain brain-nourishing nutrients called polysaccharides may hold the key to treating cognitive and physical decline in people with Alzheimer’s dementia,” says Lewis. In his landmark study, providers gave one teaspoon, four times a day, of a dietary supplement with multiple natural ingredients including very unique forms of aloe vera and stabilized rice bran.
The good news is that those same key ingredients recently became available to the public in a proprietary formula called CogniNurish. “This unique ingredient combination creates a broad-spectrum approach to providing the body with the raw materials it needs, including compounds that are crucial for allowing the cells to function optimally,” says Lewis. “This ingredient combination has been missing in the brain health space until now.”