Although Alzheimer's affects every 1 in 10 people ages 65 and older, it’s not an "old persons" disease.
Your chance of getting a brain disease such as Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia actually starts much earlier in life.
Scientists are still trying to understand exactly how certain changes in our brains bring about the onset of Alzheimer’s. But here’s one thing they know already:
Damage to the brain that causes Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia actually begins about a decade before symptoms appear.
There are ways you can protect your brain from cognitive decline and brain disease.
Brain disease does not have to be a part of your life.
Alzheimer's is an irreversible brain disease, and it's the only disease in the top 10 causes of death in the U.S. with no cure. That's why prevention of the disease is so important.
Alzheimer’s affects more than 5 million Americans. The disease slowly robs them of thinking skills and precious memories, and eventually most will lose the ability to care for themselves. By 2050 more than 13.8 million people are expected to be afflicted with the disease.
Certain nutrients help maintain brain health and normal brain function. Vitamins, minerals and healthy fats that have been shown to have positive effects on brain health include:
Additionally, vitamins C, E, B12, B6, E, D, folic acid, pantothenic acid, thiamin, riboflavin, and niacin, as well as the minerals chromium, selenium and zinc, and omega-3 fats have been shown to help maintain healthy memory, focus and concentration.
Vitamins A, B, C E, zinc and selenium are antioxidants and have been shown to counteract oxidative stress that damages brain cells. The essential amino acids leucine, lysine, tyrosine, tryptophan, phenylalanine, isoleucine, valine, arginine, methionine, cysteine, threonine and histidine can help make new brain tissue.
The years between ages 30 and 60 are when it’s most important to protect your brain from getting Alzheimer’s — treatment that begins once signs of Alzheimer’s appear won’t have significant impact, experts say.
It's extremely difficult to get all the nutrients your brain needs through foods alone. But there’s one food that has all these brain-healthy ingredients — and more — to help you protect your brain as you age.
Peak Health’s nutrient-rich chocolate Brain Shake contains 119 nutrients, including our proprietary BrainCare™ blend for improved memory, focus, cognition and protection for your brain as you age. The brain shake (also sold in coffee flavor) has RawAminoPower™, a proprietary blend of amino acids for immediate energy, strength and faster recovery
The Brain Shake contains everything your brain needs for peak brain health. It is a complete meal with all the essential nutrients and about 30 percent of daily values of protein and micronutrients requirements. Enjoyed daily, the Brain Shake can prevent early brain aging and brain atrophy, and support healthy neurotransmitter production to help you think more clearly.
Your brain is amazing. Be good to it.
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