Optimize antioxidants

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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

Vitamin E 400 IU (best to use mixed tocopherols, optimally including tocotrienols).

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.


For Additional Reading

ApoE4.info wiki article: Beneficial (and some negative) Plant/Natural Chemicals

Next Intervention

The next intervention in the Bredesen Protocol is Optimize Zn:fCu ratio.