Folic Acid and DHA for Cognitive Function and Alzheimer’s

Tuesday, December 11, 2007
By: Byron J. Richards,
Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist

New research is explaining the importance of folic acid and DHA Docosahexaenoic acid Essential omega 3 fatty acid integral to the health of all cell membranes, nerve and brain function. Must be gotten through the diet via cold water oceanic fish or some very limited plant sources or taken as a supplement. for improved cognitive function and prevention of neuro-degeneration.  Folic acid is found to lower the brain and cardiovascular irritant, homocysteine It is a homologue of the amino acid cysteine that is synthesized from methionine An essential amino acid which serves as a methyl donor and is involved with the biosynthesis of other nutrients. Improper conversion is associated with production of homocysteine and atherosclerosis. which requires adequate Folic Acid, B12, and B6 to function properly. Elevated levels have been associated with heart disease, thrombosis, strokes, Alzheimer's disease, and other disorders..  It directly improves brain function and helps to raise the levels of DHA Docosahexaenoic acid Essential omega 3 fatty acid integral to the health of all cell membranes, nerve and brain function. Must be gotten through the diet via cold water oceanic fish or some very limited plant sources or taken as a supplement. in the blood.  DHA Docosahexaenoic acid Essential omega 3 fatty acid integral to the health of all cell membranes, nerve and brain function. Must be gotten through the diet via cold water oceanic fish or some very limited plant sources or taken as a supplement. is known to help generate new nerve growth, improve nerve transmission and connectivity, enhance nerve-related memory factors, and reduce brain inflammation. 

The researchers concluded that these nutrients “could be of significant benefit in dementia, depression, and Alzheimer’s disease and improve cognitive function.”

New research is explaining the importance of folic acid and DHA for improved cognitive function and prevention of neuro-degeneration. Folic acid is found to lower the brain and cardiovascular irritant, homocysteine. It directly improves brain function and helps to raise the levels of DHA in the blood. DHA is known to help generate new nerve growth, improve nerve transmission and connectivity, enhance nerve-related memory factors, and reduce brain inflammation. " class="pin-it-button" count-layout="vertical">

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