Silymarin Reduces Formation of Alzheimer’s Plaque
Friday, December 03, 2010
Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist Byron J. Richards,
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Silymarin (milk thistle) is widely used in support of liver heath. New cell and animal studies1 led researchers to conclude that “silymarin is a promising agent for the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease.”
Your liver and your brain are your two fattiest organs by dry body. Thus, it is not surprising that a nutrient renowned for promoting liver health may also be another highly effective brain health nutrient.
In the newest research brain cells exposed to toxicity and treated with silymarin produced much less amyloid beta protein. Excessive production of amyloid beta protein is a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease. The researchers also showed that in mice specifically bred to develop Alzheimer’s via excessive amyloid beta production silymarin given to these mice on a daily basis significantly prevented them from developing the problem.
Last month I reported on the general protective and anti-inflammatory role of silymarin in the nervous system. Collectively, the new science is showing that silymarin is a potent brain protecting nutrient that may be able to help preserve human memory during aging.
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