Brain atrophy is shrinking of the brain. It’s caused by loss of brain cells called neurons. There are two types of brain atrophy: generalized and focal. Generalized brain atrophy is neuron loss throughout the entire brain, while focal atrophy is neuron loss in a specific region of the brain. People with mild cognitive impairment, and those further along with Alzheimer’s disease, have evidence of brain atrophy.
Brain shrinkage is attributable to a nutrient-poor diet. The B vitamins (thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid [B5], B12, B6 and folate), as well as vitamins E and C and omega-3 fats, can slow brain atrophy and prevent further decline in mental function. In order to make new brain tissue, the brain requires all the essential amino acids (L-leucine, L-lysine, L-tyrosine, L-tryptophan, L-phenylalanine, L-isoleucine, L-valine, L-arginine, L-methionine, L-cysteine, L-threonine, L-histidine). Each serving of the Brain Shake provides at least 68% of the daily requirement for each essential amino acid. Adequate intake of all of these nutrients each day may reduce risk of mental impairment later in life. The Brain Shake contains all the vitamins, omega-3s, and essential amino acids that have been shown to be effective in maintaining normal brain size.
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