From: AIM Article Archives
November 2008

Alzheimer’s disease is now the most common form of dementia, a term that refers to the loss of memory and other intellectual abilities.

Alzheimer’s occurs as a result of dying brain cells. As we age, the brain, along with the rest of our body, changes, and we can often experience occasional forgetfulness or slowed thinking. For a person with Alzheimer’s, tiny mistakes intensify into serious memory loss, confusion, and brain damage.

Two possible causes of damage to brain function are plaques and tangles. Plaques, which contain a protein called beta-amyloid, are found between nerve cells; tangles, a form of the protein tau, reside inside dying cells. Together, plaques and tangles can disrupt the communication from cell to cell and damage the nerve network.

While there is no cure for Alzheimer’s, there have been several treatment options that have taken ground across the country.

Perhaps the most popular supplement for brain function is Ginkgo biloba, which is found in AIM GinkgoSense™. Ginkgo biloba has both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, which would allow it to protect and regulate the important brain cells that become susceptible to Alzheimer’s.

GinkgoSense offers 120 mg of the Ginkgo extract in each capsule, yet it is far from the only brain-aiding supplement found in the product.

GinkgoSense also contains docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), an essential fatty acid and the building block of human brain tissue. Sixty percent of the brain is fat, and DHA is the most abundant fat in the brain. DHA’s most important role might be its hand in the communication between the brain and nervous system. Like many brain components, DHA decreases and breaks down with age, so replenishing our bodies’ natural supply becomes more important as we get older.

In addition to Ginkgo biloba and DHA fatty acids, GinkgoSense also combines bilberry, lutein, and zeaxanthin. Together, the ingredients can help increase brain function, improve circulation, and blood flow. Janet Breitkreutz

Increasing cardiovascular health and the circulation of blood throughout the body could certainly make a difference in the fight against Alzheimer’s. As Janet stated in her testimony, the benefits of an improved blood supply are good for the whole body, including the brain.

As such, coenzyme Q10 could be an important supplement for those concerned about Alzheimer’s disease. CoQ10, also called ubiquinone, is a vital antioxidant that the body uses for increased oxygenation of cells and the generation of energy. Peak EnduranceIts role in the process of normal cell reactions relates to the production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the body’s primary source of energy and the key component of AIM Peak Endurance®. CoQ10 is present in cell membranes where the conversion process of food to energy occurs.

Research shows that CoQ10 might also be an important factor in reducing the buildup of plaque in the brain. Since some plaque deposits result from an abundance of brain cell damage from oxidative stress, CoQ10 might be able to lessen the effect thanks to its protection against oxidation.

CoQ10’s role in building cells, creating energy, and cardio health makes it a valuable resource for those interested in dealing with Alzheimer’s. AIM Cellsparc 360® contains 60 mg of CoQ10 in each capsule, and thanks to its formulation with tocotrienols and fish oil, Cellsparc 360 is a health product like no other on the market.Wendell Wamboldt

Omega fatty acids have been credited with a lot of health benefits, everything from lowering blood pressure, improving skin, and enhancing anti-inflammatory response. They also may be a key to brain health.

Omega-3 fatty acids might be effective for strengthening nerve cells, an area that is often where the breakdown in Alzheimer’s occurs. Researchers found that omega-3s improve the growth of bridges between cells, which can help create a strong bond in the brain. This bond would play a part in improving the brain’s capacity to store, process, and retrieve information.

AIMegaAIMega® contains omega-3, -6, and -9 fatty acids derived from flax, sesame, olive, and sunflower oils. Fatty acids, like the DHA in GinkgoSense, help improve brain function, maintain healthy cells, and protect against cardiovascular disease – all of which could make a difference in the fight against Alzheimer’s.

With so many different theories on what might be the cause of Alzheimer’s, there is just as much variety with theories on how to prevent or decrease its symptoms. One way is to reduce the prevalence of free radicals in the body, especially as it relates to the passing of blood to the brain and cells in the brain.

ProancynolThis may be why people have been turning to grape seed extract for Alzheimer’s help. Grape seed extract is one of the most effective supplements for fighting free radicals in the body. It is a powerful antioxidant that has been shown to remain in the body for three full days, working to clean our system and fight off free radical damage. Even better, grape seed extract is more powerful than both vitamins C and E.

Grape seed extract can be found in AIM Proancynol® 2000, which combines the extract with green tea, N-acetylcysteine, alpha-lipolic acid, selenium, rosemary, and lycopene. Using a synergistic formula, Proancynol 2000 makes sure you get the most out of each ingredient thanks to the unique way that the nutrients work together and complement one another.

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