Dementia

Keep Your Brain Sharp with Astaxanthin

The brain is a noble organ therefore it has a solid defense system.
Firstly, it is well protected by the blood brain barrier, which limits access of harmful substances to reach the brain. Secondly, the brain has a specialized immune system, which vigilantly monitors the presence of any intruders or the formation of internal injuries.
Nevertheless, the brain still remains vulnerable to free radicals attack and damage, especially in people over the age of 50 where the brain’s natural antioxidant enzymes progressively lose strength.
Globally, dementia affects 47.5 million people; there are 7.7 million news cases every year. Dementia is a syndrome in which there is deterioration in memory, thinking, behavior and the ability to perform everyday activities.
In fact, excessive and persistent conditions of oxidative stress and chronic inflammation in the brain have been linked to development and progression of neurodegenerative conditions (e.g. Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease) and cerebrovascular diseases (e.g. ischemic stroke and vascular dementia). For these reasons, brain specialists have started to pay close attention to the preventive and therapeutic effects of micronutrients on brain health such as natural astaxanthin.
Randomized double-blind, placebo-controlled studies have shown that 3-months supplementation of natural astaxanthin extracted from Haematococcus pluvialis (12 mg/daily) improve mental quickness, multitasking, memory and faster learning in senior subjects complaining of age-related forgetfulness and loss of mental sharpness.
Clinical studies also suggest that astaxanthin fight vascular dementia by reducing oxidative by-products in red blood cells and promoting collective improvements of the blood lipid profile, blood antioxidant capacity, capillary blood flow and blood pressure? 5 primary factors for the prevention of vascular dementia.
A large body of scientific research as well as testimonial evidence suggests that astaxanthin can improve subjects’ information-processing, memory and learning and support brain function, please contact us for an expanded version of this digest.

 

Selected AstaReal Astaxanthin Research

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