Sunday, January 17, 2010

Nutrients stimulate brain connections, could treat Alzheimer's

Research out of MIT says that a 3 ingredient nutrient cocktail can stimulate the growth of new connections in the brain, thus helping Alzheimer's patients. The scientists tested the effects of DHA, uridine, and choline, all of which are building blocks of fatty molecules "that make up brain cell membranes which form synapses." Synapses are the brain's connections from one neuron to another.

There are other nutrients which are known for brain health; acetylcholine, phosphatidylcholine, NAC, and glutathione are a few very important brain nutrients.

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