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Alzheimers benefits from nutritional drink

MIT study reveals nutritional drink that improves memory and language in Alzeimers patients
MIT study reveals nutritional drink that improves memory and language in Alzeimers patients
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A nutritional drink called Souvenaid restores lost synapses in the brains of early Alzheimers patients, according to findings of a recent Massechusetts Institute of Technology study.  Synapses help brain cells communicate and are vital for memory and language, two areas that showed improvement in subjects drinking Souvenaid. The drink's ingredients are uridine, a component of genetic coding in RNA, choline, a B vitamin, and DHA, found in omega 3 fatty acids such as fish oil. 

Choline and inositol are vitamins found in high concentrations in human breastmilk; they work well together to nourish developing brains. Omega 3 fatty acids, also found in flaxseed, hempseed, walnuts, chiaseeds, and bluegreen algaes are known "brain boosters," helping mental focus, concentration, problem-solving, and mood balance.  The ratio of Omega 3 to Omega 6 fatty acids in the diet should be 1:1 but most people consume far too much Omega 6 and far too little Omega 3. 

When eating fish or choosing fish oil supplements, consumers should be wary of pollutants such as mercury and hexane. Choose wild caught fish (who consume nutrient rich bluegreen algae) over farm raised (who may be fed hydrolyzed chicken feathers).

Comments

  • Clarice Cook - Grand Rapids Caregiver Examiner 4 years ago

    Very Enlightening!!!! Members of my family have or have had this disease and of all the studies, I have never read or heard any of the information found in this article. I will definitely share this link.