Researchers estimate that 40-50% of individuals who reach the age of 80 will have some degree of Alzheimer's Dementia. Recent studies indicate that increasing oxidative stress with age might account for all aspects of Alzheimer’s Dementia. There is strong evidence that the brains of these patients have depleted levels of antioxidants. Although much of the damage has already been done by the time a diagnosis is made, many studies are currently underway to see if the progression of this disease can be slowed by using high doses of antioxidants such as Vitamin E, C, Zinc, Selenium and Rutin.
Prevention is the key and it is vital to take action now to protect brain cells from being destroyed. Along with staying away from processed and junk food, it is important to consume a diet rich in fresh, organic fruits and vegetables, a variety of nuts and seeds, cold water fish and plenty of purified water. For added protection, consider supplementing with Vitamin C, Grape Seed Extract, CoQ10, and Alpha Lipoic Acid, which are some of the most important antioxidants needed to enhance our natural antioxidant system, along with Zinc which is deficient in many patients.