By the NaturalsPro Staff
More has been learned about the brain in the last 20 years than in the previous 100 years. For example, any food, nutrient, or drug can be tagged with a radioactive isotope and then followed as the stomach processes it and sends it to its ultimate destination. Molecular biologists, using three-dimensional computer displays and advanced chemical analysis, can illustrate exactly what happens to a vitamin or drug when it reaches the brain or any other organ.
Using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), scientists can watch the activity in your brain when you are asked a question involving short-term or long-term memory.
Even Scientists Have Memory Problems!
If you were a medical scientist and your memory began to fade, wouldn’t memory research be particularly interesting to you? For that reason, brain research has attracted the best and most experienced scientists such as my dear friend John Henrickson MD, neurosurgeon. Consequently, new discoveries have come along fast and furiously.
Animals Forget Due To Their Diet
Tests with animals has shown that by withholding certain nutrients from their diets, the animals forgot tricks they had learned or could not find their way out of a maze that they had easily traversed many times before their diet was changed.
In animals and humans, the natural aging process compounds the problem. Our bodies start a slow deterioration beginning at approximately our mid-twenties. By the time we reach 50, we begin to notice adverse changes because the mechanical efficiency of every organ has dropped.
Interestingly, between 35 and 70 years of age, we lose half of our muscular strength. Indeed, half of all 70-year-old males cannot rise from an armchair without using their arms to boost them. This effect is called sarcopenia, and similar processes during aging are causing our brains and our memories to decline.
Our Stomachs May Tell Us We’re Getting Older
After age 35 and especially after 50, the decline accelerates. The first organ that makes us painfully aware that we’re getting older is the stomach because we experience heartburn, acid indigestion, constipation, etc.
Most 20-year-olds can eat voluminous amounts of food of all kinds without the slightest problems. I call this “the farmhand diet” even though most of us today do not do heavy labor on farms or construction sites as was the case with our ancestors. These twenty somethings have stomachs and brains operating at high efficiencies.
Seniors Need More And Not Fewer Nutrients Than Youngsters!
No matter whether you have digestion problems or not, many scientists believe that by the age of 50 or 60, your body is only absorbing an estimated one third less nutrients from food than a 20-year-old’s.
Thus, what does that have to do with your memory? A lot, according to scientists. They have found that your brain needs a daily supply of a dozen essential nutrients in order to operate efficiently. A shortage of any one of those nutrients can affect your memory and mental abilities.
Why Are The Nutrients Not Where They Are Supposed To Be?
Before World War II, farmers used to manure to fertilize crops, but after that era, chemical fertilizers because the vogue. Manure replaced all the nutrients in the soil, but chemical fertilizers replace only nitrogen, potassium, and phosphorous. Enzymes in the soil can only make a limited variety of nutrients from those three chemicals.
Up To 93% of Nutrients Destroyed
A study by the National Food Review Board showed that freezing and recooking food destroys up to 93% of nutrients in some foods. All the important enzymes are damaged at temperatures above 129° F, which is far blow normal cooking temperatures. Many enzymes help digestion and are a vital necessary in extracting vitamins and minerals from food.
As you can see, eating a balanced diet is absolutely no guarantee that you are getting all vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients your body and brain need.
Your Brain Uses 50% of Your Energy
Your brain occupies only a small portion of your total body volume, yet it uses over 40% of the energy you produce. If you are tired frequently, you may not be feeding your brain properly.
Also, the brain uses almost 20% of all the oxygen you take in your lungs. Your blood carries the oxygen to your brain. This is why the condition of your arteries can affect your memory.
Clogged arteries restrict the flow of the blood and therefore reduce the amount of oxygen that reaches your brain. For many years, scientists have known that reduced oxygen to the brain can cause headaches, depression, ringing in the ears, and memory loss.
You may be thinking that because your arteries are probably partially blocked, there’s no hope of correcting the lack of oxygen to your brain. Not true. Researchers have found an uncommon nutrient that increases the blood’s capacity to carry oxygen. I’ll tell you about this wonder substance, pregnenolone sustained release, shortly.
You Can Relieve Memory and Other Problems of Aging
Researchers believe that over 80% of the population over 60 has some memory problems, and scientists estimate that over 30% of those people will eventually develop senile memory problems, dementia, or Alzheimer’s.
Will your memory problems inevitably get worse? Yes, if you don’t alleviate the causes. Extensive research shows that deficiencies in any one of a dozen nutrients can cause memory problems. However, research also shows that supplementation of those nutrients can not only stop the deterioration of you memory, but also restore your ability to recall.
The brain brings memories from their storage area to your conscious mind with substances called neurotransmitters. They are electrochemical messengers. There are a variety of these messengers that perform other essential tasks along with stimulating your memory and learning as well as decreasing anxiety and lower back pain. The major ones are acetylcholine, norepinephrine, epinephrine, dopamine, and serotonin. These brain steroids, namely DHEA (DHEA-Max), pregnenolone (Pregneno-Max), and progesterone (Progest-Max) control these messengers.
Deficiency Reduces Your Intelligence
In the case of Alzheimer’s disease, deficiencies of these messengers and brain steroids are often in the range of 60% to 90%. Other deficiencies are a direct cause of senility. These deficiencies are remedied by the all-powerful brain steroid, namely pregnenolone (Pregneno-Max), Pregnenolone is the grand precursor of most if not all brain steroids and messengers. Pregnenolone improves memory; whereas progesterone decreases anxiety. The brain effects of pregnenolone include modulation of brain receptors and their effects on seizure, anxiety, depression, memory, and learning processes (1).
Studies in lab animals demonstrated that pregnenolone and DHEA displayed memory-enhancing properties in aged rodents (2).
Inflammation Protection of Your Nerves and Brain Cells
Furthermore, pregnenolone results in elevations in downstream brain steroids such as allopregnanolone, a molecule with brain-protective effects that increase neurogenesis, decreases brain cell apoptosis (natural cell destruction) and inflammation, modulates the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis, and significantly increases GABA receptor responses (3).
Neuroscience. 2011 Sep 15;191:78-90. doi: 10.1016/j. neuroscience.2011.06.076. Epub 2011 Jul 1.
Alleviation of Lower Back Pain Study on Vets
Veterans with chronic lower back pain participated in a randomized, double-blind placebo-controlled clinical trial for 42 months. They were veterans from 18 to 65 years with chronic lower back pain. Results showed that they reported significant reductions in lower back pain relative to those randomized to placebo (4).
2020 Mar 2;3(3):e200287.doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.0287.
Protection Against Bone Destruction
Pregnenolone protected mice against inflammatory bone destruction in vivo by suppressing osteoclasts that breakdown old bone cells (5).
Front. Pharmacol., 2020 Mar 27; 11:360. doi: 10.3389/fphar.2020.00360. eCollection 2020.
We strongly encourage you to try sustained-release Pregneno-Max, DHEA-Max, and Progest-Max to protect your brain and body from some of the adverse effects of aging.