Your brain is a 3 pound multiverse. It contains 100 billion neurons that branch off and make more than 100 trillion connections in your brain. We are truly connected to our inner and outside worlds. Your computer at home needs routine and preventative maintenance so the system runs quickly and files are accessed easily. Your brain can use the same.
A recent survey stated that there are currently 5.3 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease. Genetics are thought to play a role; however, as it has been stated, “genetics may predispose, yet diet and lifestyle help pull the trigger” for many diseases that afflict humanity. It is the same with Alzheimer’s. Regulating your blood sugars is an important part of keeping your brain healthy. A simple blood test called A1C will show you what your average blood sugar is over a 75 day period.
There are many actions you can take to keep your brain healthy. Recent published studies have shown that if a person delays the onset of Alzheimer’s for 10 years, there is a very high probability that they will never suffer the illness.
A couple of substances have been shown to have intensive neuroprotective properties:
EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate)an extract of green tea, has been shown to possess neuroprotective properties. This protection reaches far beyond antioxidant properties and has been hypothesized to include regulating the creation of beta-amyloid plaques in your brain.Green tea extract has powerful antioxidant properties 100 times that of Vitamin C or E. Additionally EGCG supports cardiovascular health, protection against UVB radiation, promotion of cell membrane integrity , insulin-supportive action, and bone-building
A daily dose of 700mg or so of green tea extract is a good one. Look green tea extracts that have been standardized to 98% total polyphenols and 45% epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG).
Serrapeptase is a proteolytic enzyme, which means that is digests protein. It is produced by bacteria in the gut of silkworms and is used to digest their cocoons. When this enzyme is isolated and coated in the form of a tablet, it has been shown to act as an anti-inflammatory and a pain-blocker, much like aspirin, ibuprofen and other nonsteroidal anti-inflamitory drugs (NSAIDs). Unlike aspirin and other over-the-counter (OTC) NSAIDs Serrapeptase has not been shown to cause ulcers and stomach bleeding.
To sustain brain health, inflammation must be controlled to mitigate neuronal damage and support continuous cerebral blood flow. Thus, the use of systemic proteolytic enzymes, such as serrapeptase, gives you additional fibrinolytic and anti-inflammatory support. Serrapeptase also inhibits plaque build-up in arteries, thereby preventing atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) and a resulting heart attack or stroke. It is able to dissolve the fibrin and other damaged and dead tissue without harming living tissue.
The recommended dose is 10 mg to 30 mg per day. . Be sure to take Serrapeptase on an empty stomach, meaning that Serrapeptase should be taken at least two hours after eating, and no food should be consumed for a half hour after taking Serrapeptase.
With Seppapeptase the enzyme activity is measured in units and clinical studies are based on the ratio of 10 mg of Serrapeptase equaling 20,000 units of activity. When purchasing the product be sure that the ratio of mg to units is 10 mg for every 20,000 units or 5 mg for 10,000 units and so on. The average dose, therefore, is 20 mg-or 40,000 units.
For additional information on Alzheimer’s disease from a medical intuitive perspective, please read “Brain Health and Alzheimer’s Prevention.”