Alzheimers Glutathione

The Alzheimers glutathione connection holds promise for a treatment that could truly help.

There are numerous research papers and studies on the causes of Alzheimers. Science does not fully understand the causes of Alzheimers disease. There is growing evidence that life time exposures to toxins, diet, genes, and oxidative stress are all suspects. If fact, they may be co-conspirators in this greatest of all thievery, the stealing of our memories.

The national institute of aging has funded research to help better understand the genetic aspect of Alzheimers.

Low CG Syndrome and Alzheimers Glutathione Connection

One of the main concerns of the disease is oxidative stress. Since glutathione helps fight oxidative stress, it is natural to find it depleted in conditions where there is such oxidation.

Cataracts, Parkinson's disease, glaucoma, and Alzheimers disease are all associated with what is becoming known as Low CG syndrome.

Numerous chronic diseases are associated with a low levels of glutathione. There are currently 68 that can be found in studies. The reality is there may be many more.

  • immune disorders
  • HIV
  • cancers

Glutathione deficiencies are also a part of toxicity as occurs with medication overdose, decreased liver function, eating disorders and malnutrition.

Changes in Intracellular Calcium and Glutathione in Astrocytes as the Primary Mechanism of Amyloid Neurotoxicity

Neuronal (nerve) death was associated with ...glutathione depletion in both astrocytes and neurons. Thus, astrocytes appear to be the primary target of {beta} A, whereas the neurotoxicity reflects the neuronal dependence on astrocytes for antioxidant support.

On Free Radicals

The article is mostly about a genetic component. However it is interesting to note the comments it included.

The article mentioned how several factors are part of the development of Alzheimer's disease (AD), including free radicals. When they are out of balance neuronal death results.

It also pointed to the benefit of glutathione in protection against the disease.

Neuromolecular Med. 2007;9(3):264-9.

Looked at the effects of dietary supplementation with N-acetyl cysteine (with other supplements) on cognitive performance and aggression in both normal mice and mice expressing human ApoE4.

The study suggested that cognitive impairment, behavioral changes like aggressive behavior, depression, and psychosis are due to imbalances.

So it is possible to stop the nerve death by taking supplements that could bring the brain back into balance.

The study demonstrated that administration of N-acetyl cysteine, acetyl-L-carnitine, and S-adenosylmethionine either maintained or even enhanced brain function.

Further, it prevented aggression in the lab mice.

Just to make sure, they stopped the supplementation. The mice got worse. Then back on it again, the mice got better.

Treatment with this combination shows that it is a therapeutic approach that uses a combination of nerve protecting agents.

This is not a human trial. There are many differences between mice, rats and humans. However, it is another indicator that glutathione boosting precursors and SAM-e along with acetyl-L-carnitine can produce beneficial effects.

J Nutr. 2004 Mar;134(3):489-92

The Genetic Implication

This article has an interesting implication regarding the genes.

It said," Glutathione plays important roles in antioxidant defense, nutrient metabolism, and regulation of cellular events (including gene expression, DNA and protein synthesis, cell proliferation and apoptosis, signal transduction, cytokine production and immune response, and protein glutathionylation).

Glutathione deficiency contributes to oxidative stress, which plays a key role in aging and the pathogenesis of many diseases (including kwashiorkor, seizure, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, liver disease, cystic fibrosis, sickle cell anemia, HIV, AIDS, cancer, heart attack, stroke, and diabetes)."

The Alzheimers and glutathione connection is hopefully a silver lining in a dark cloud.

Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimers Disease History

Alzheimers Glutathione Relationship

Alzheimers Early Symptoms

More to come on the Alzheimers glutathione connection.

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The Way to Make More GSH For Free

Glutathione has a high affinity for water. Simply put, if we are dehydrated our bodies may not make as much as they could. Or, what we do make may be less effective.

Usually there is something more than just being dehydrated. Often there is a condition called fluid and electrolyte imbalance, less than bodies needs. There is a simple, easy and inexpensive way to correct this, allowing your body to produce even more GSH.

The Water Cures Protocol really works. Give it a try today.

It is simple, easy, sustainable and affordable (the salt should cost less than $10 a year).

And like GSH, it will help with over 76 different diseases and conditions.

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