Have you noticed that you don’t remember things as easily as you used to? If you have, you are not alone.
As we live longer now, and also because most people don’t have the best diet and lifestyle, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease are getting to be more and more common.
You don’t have to accept that as something you can’t do anything about.
This research documents some interesting facts related to this.
Glutathione, the body’s main antioxidant was measured in patients with Alzheimer’s disease, patients with mild cognitive impairment, and in healthy controls (Mandal PK, et al. 2015).
The glutathione levels were measured in 2 areas, the hippocampus and the frontal cortex of the brain using proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy.
The results showed reduced glutathione levels in both of these brain areas for people with Alzheimer’s.
It also showed a robust difference when participants with mild cognitive impairment were compared with healthy controls.
In one way this is good news because we can supplement with glutathione to increase the body’s glutathione levels.
The body starts to make less glutathione as we get into our forties, and it is estimated that we make approximately 10% less every year.
We just have to be sure to take a form of glutathione that has been documented to get into the cells where it is needed.
It is not enough to absorb it into the blood, it needs to be transferred into the cells to be effective.
Patented S-Acetyl Glutathione is the only form of glutathione that has been shown to do that. (Cacciatore I, et al. 2010).
Cacciatore I1, Cornacchia C, Pinnen F, Mollica A, Di Stefano A. Prodrug approach for increasing cellular glutathione levels. Molecules. 2010 Mar 3;15(3):1242-64. doi: 10.3390/molecules15031242.
Mandal PK1, Saharan S2, Tripathi M3, Murari G2. Brain glutathione levels–a novel biomarker for mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease. Biol Psychiatry. 2015 Nov 15;78(10):702-10. doi: 10.1016/j.biopsych.2015.04.005. Epub 2015 Apr 14.
Effective S-Acetyl Glutathione
Glutathione is your primary defense against aging, but regular glutathione is oxidized (destroyed in the stomach) and provides little value. S-Acetyl Glutathione is easily absorbed and provides protection and may also help reduce the risk of dementia.