Health blog by Ruddy Adam.
Estimates now show that up to 80% of people over the age of 55 are headed toward some form of dementia, memory loss, or full-blown Alzheimer’s. These diseases are already killing over 20% of our folks over age 55. The degree of risk rises greatly for those who have any type of memory-loss disease in their families. Sometimes they go together, which is even worse.
We need to head these buzzards off at the pass, folks. And we have the knowledge and the weapon to do it.
For some reason about 20% of the Over-55 Population do not carry much risk for Alzheimer’s. But at this point we do not know why they do not. Until then, it’s a good idea to use old Ben Franklin’s wonderful health axiom: “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”
Protect yourself from the possibility, or at least drastically cut your risk of getting Alzheimer’s, by taking a simple and reasonably priced herbal supplement called Green Tea Extract.
A large host of evidence now demonstrates that Green Tea Extract (not the tea itself) can reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of cognitive decline by 54%. Green Tea Extract breaks down existing amyloid plaques, and promotes production of new neurons in the adult hippocampus. That is, it promotes neurogenesis—new cell growth.
Although the drug-pushing medical industry knock vitamins, minerals, and other natural substances, by falsely claiming there are no studies to prove their positive results, there is absolutely not one drug that can promote neurogenesis. There are a few drugs that can slow Alzheimer’s, but not one can promote new cell growth, so as to help the brain rebuild itself to prevent, stop, and cure Alzheimer’s. (However, I must point out that there are other things that would have to be added to cure Alzheimer’s. We have turned it around several times using Green Tea Extract and a few other supplements that aid the brain. But it’s damned well better to try to prevent the darn demon from attacking you in the first place. Green Tea Extract seems to be the Frontline Warrior for that mission.)
Folks, it was just back in the 1990s when the scientific world believed they had hard evidence that we could not promote new cell growth in the brain. Again, for the hundredth time, Life Extension was ahead of scientists stuck in the system (and the medical industry), and they were telling us 30-years ago that neurogenesis was possible by using certain natural plant-derived supplements, such as Green Tea Extract.
All praise goes to the Life Extension Foundation for their work and effort toward educating us on the positive results of adding to our diets vitamin, mineral, hormonal, and herbal supplements. Loads of thanks goes to them for the products they have given us over the years, and are still making for us at very reasonable prices.
Life Extension has concentrated their Green Tea Extract to 98% polyphenols. This is one reason why I recommend purchasing your green tea extract from LifeX, because polyphenols are the most powerful component in Green Tea Extract. There are many other reasons, too, such as quality and safety.
The prevention dosage is one capsule per day on an empty stomach. However, if you already have signs of memory loss, you should most likely take two. Or, you can experiment with how many it takes to help you. You’re not going to overdose on Green Tea Extract. You may need to try a couple of more, too, that work with Green Tea Extract. In fact, if you have some memory loss and especially if you have any Alzheimer’s in your family, I would certainly suggest adding a few other brain supplements.
You can contact the scientists at the Life Extension Foundation for a list of those supplements. Or, I can give you what they have provided me with over the years. LifeX Advisory #: 800-226-2370 (Drs & scientists in from 9:00-5:00 PM). This is, of course, a free service that LifeX provides.
Green Tea Extract at Life Extension
For those of you who wish to call to order, this is the Life Extension Phone #: 800-544-4440. The product number is Item#: 953
Below is the latest information we have on Green Tea Extract’s positive effects on the human brain.
How Green Tea Extract Protects Against Alzheimer’s Disease
In a recent study published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, scientists performed the first neuroimaging study allowing them to see the real-time effects of Green Tea Extract inside the human brain’s working-memory area!
On four separate occasions, with a one-week interval between sessions, healthy volunteers between 21 and 28 years old consumed either a placebo drink, a 250 mL, or a 500 mL combination drink containing Green Tea Extract. The researchers used a feeding tube to rule out taste as a factor.
After consuming the drink, the subjects then performed a memory-stimulating task while researchers simultaneously monitored their brain function using functional magnetic resonance imaging, or fMRI, to zero-in on the working-memory region.
Thanks to this imaging technique, rather than relying on possibly imperceptible differences in performance on a brief memory test following a single dose or even a week of supplementation—scientists could watch the volunteers’ working memories in action on a second-by-second basis.
Compared to placebo, the beverages containing green tea extract significantly boosted activity in the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex—the area of the brain used for working-memory processing. This small region allows the brain to simultaneously store and process information, and it facilitates complex cognitive tasks, such as language comprehension, reasoning, and learning.
Activity in this memory area was increased even further by the higher dose drink. This dose-related response backs up the cause-and-effect connection between green tea and improved memory processing.
Not only did this finding confirm green tea extract’s immediate and significant enhancement of working-memory activity, the researchers noted that it also established for the first time the effectiveness of neuroimaging in observing green tea extract’s instant impact on the human brain.
Taken together with earlier studies that showed similar results on the brain with green tea extract, all of these findings indicate green tea extract’s marked protection of brain neurons by inhibiting the formation of amyloid-beta fibrils and other processes associated with Alzheimer’s disease and, possibly, by triggering the production of new brain neurons.