HUmineral Healthy Share: Cognitive Brain Function

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Humic/Fulvic Acid Mineral not only provides raw nutrients, but also transports minerals to the cell more effectively, boosting the absorption rate of the nutrients by making cell more permeable and fights inflammation within the digestive organs.

Humic mineral provides the body with an ideal form of major and trace minerals that can be easily absorbed and utilized by the body.  As with anything the body doesn’t need or can’t use right away, it either stores the excess or excretes it.

Healthy –

Detox, pH Balance, Energy, Focus, Stamina, Joint/Muscle, Thyroid

COGNITIVE HEALTH PROTECTION

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A 2011 study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease found that humic/fulvic acid has several antioxidant, Nutriceutical properties with potential activity to protect cognitive impairments, including Alzheimer’s disease. A contributing factor to the development of cognitive disorders is free radical damage and also a type of protein called tau, but studies show that humic/fulvic acid helps lower the length of tau fibrils and their morphology, disassembling their performance and stopping disease progression. The researchers concluded that humic/fulvic acid is likely to provide new insights in the development of potential natural treatments for Alzheimer’s disease.

What is Alzheimer’s Disease?

Alzheimer’s disease is a brain disorder that progressively causes memory loss, dementia, and early mortality. Memory loss is caused when plaque forms in the brain. There are several theories including free radical damage, an inability to use glucose properly, vitamin deficiencies, or environmental toxins. This illness affects over half of people over 85 in the United States. The good news, there are Alzheimer’s natural treatments that can effectively improve this condition.

Healthy Food Choices For Alzheimer’s Disease

Organic, Unprocessed Foods – Make sure diet includes plenty of “real foods”. Vegetables and clean meats, fruit in moderation.

Antioxidants such as; Vitamins A, C, E – There may be some connection between free radicals and Alzheimer’s. Antioxidants help combat damage caused by free radicals.  Colorful fruits/vegetables are high in antioxidants and should be consumed at every meal.

Wild-caught Fish – A great source for Omega-3 fats, DHA specifically which are critical for brain health.

Foods high in Zinc – Many people with Alzheimer’s are deficient in zinc. Foods high in zinc include pumpkin seeds, grass-fed beef, and dark chocolate.

Coconut oilCoconut oil provides brain with ketones, brain can use instead of glucose.

Food Items to AVOID

Any food containing Toxins or Additives (processed foods) – These foods can possibly be neurotoxic.  One of the causes of Alzheimer’s may be chemicals or toxins in food.

Alcohol – Alcohol is a toxin and can cause brain cells to die faster than normal.

Tap Water – Tap water may contain environmental toxins, select purified bottled water instead.

Sugar/Refined Grains – Alzheimer’s may be caused by insulin resistance, similar to diabetes, therefore keeping insulin low by eliminating sugar/refined grains an important component in maintaining brain health.

Foods packaged in Aluminum Containers –  Aluminum is neurotoxic at high levels, best to avoid.

Alzheimers – Natural Healthy Remedies

1.  Fish Oil high DHA (1,000mg daily), Critical for brain function/reduces inflammation.

2.  Vitamin D3 (5,000 IU daily).  Required for brain function.

3.  CoQ10 (200mg daily), CoQ10 decreases as we age. Ubiquenol, another good option.

4.  Ginkgo Biloba (120 mg daily, Improve brain circulation/memory.

5.  Phosphatidylserine (300 mg daily), Improves brain cell communication.

6. Astaxanthin, carotenoid antioxidant in wild caught salmon (2-4g 2x daily), supports brain health.

REFERENCES: 

J Alzheimers Dis. 2011;27(1):143-53. doi: 10.3233/JAD-2011-110623.

Humic/Fulvic Acid inhibits aggregation and promotes disassembly of tau fibrils associated with Alzheimer’s disease.

Cornejo A1, Jiménez JM, Caballero L, Melo F, Maccioni RB.

Author: 1International Center for Biomedicine (ICC), University of Chile, Ñuñoa, Santiago, Chile.

ABSTRACT

Alzheimer’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder involving extracellular plaques (amyloid-β) and intracellular tangles of tau protein. Recently, tangle formation has been identified as a major event involved in the neurodegenerative process, due to the conversion of either soluble peptides or oligomers into insoluble filaments. At present, the current therapeutic strategies are aimed at natural phytocomplexes and polyphenolics compounds able to either inhibit the formation of tau filaments or disaggregate them. However, only a few polyphenolic molecules have emerged to prevent tau aggregation, and natural drugs targeting tau have not been approved yet. Fulvic acid, a humic substance, has several nutraceutical properties with potential activity to protect cognitive impairment. In this work we provide evidence to show that the aggregation process of tau protein, forming paired helical filaments (PHFs) in vitro, is inhibited by fulvic acid affecting the length of fibrils and their morphology. In addition, we investigated whether fulvic acid is capable of disassembling preformed PHFs. We show that the fulvic acid is an active compound against preformed fibrils affecting the whole structure by diminishing length of PHFs and probably acting at the hydrophobic level, as we observed by atomic force techniques. Thus, fulvic acid is likely to provide new insights in the development of potential treatments for Alzheimer’s disease using natural products.

PMID: 21785188 – [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE

Tau proteins (or τ proteins, after the Greek letter by that name) are proteins that stabilize microtubules. They are abundant in neurons of the central nervous system and are less common elsewhere, but are also expressed at very low levels in CNS astrocytes and oligodendrocytes.[1] Pathologies and dementias of the nervous system such as Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease [2] are associated with tau proteins that have become defective and no longer stabilize microtubules properly. The tau proteins are the product of alternative splicing from a single gene that in humans is designated MAPT (microtubule-associated protein tau) and is located on chromosome 17.[3 [4]They were discovered in 1975 in Marc Kirschners laboratory at Princeton University. [5]

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