The eighteenth intervention to reverse mild Alzheimer's in the Bredesen Protocol is:
- Goal: Optimize antioxidants
- Approach: Mixed tocopherols and tocotrienols, Selenium, blueberries, NAC, ascorbate, a-lipoic acid
NAC (N-acetylcysteine) 400-500mg (to increase glutathione cellular protection) blocks oxidative damage in Alzheimer's.
Blood brain barrier dysfunction accelerates the rate of degeneration in Alzheimer's by impairing the ability of the brain to concentrate ascorbate (Vitamin C) and other nutrients with neuroprotective properties.
a-lipoic acid can reduce the formation of Alzheimer's disease plaques and increase the production of acetylcholine, an important signaling molecule that is impaired in Alzheimer's disease.
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