Do You Have THIS Hidden Alzheimer’s Trigger?
The threat of Alzheimer’s disease is enough to scare even the unhealthiest person into changing some of their ways.
But you don’t have to overhaul your entire life to lower your risk of developing this disease.
A simple blood test will tell you if you have a certain hidden Alzheimer’s trigger.
And if your levels are too high…
There’s an EASY way to fix it.
Your body produces an amino acid called homocysteine as a byproduct when it breaks down proteins. Typically, homocysteine is detoxified by the B complex of vitamins.
But as you get older, your blood levels of B vitamins tend to go down, causing your homocysteine to go up.
And elevated homocysteine wreaks HAVOC on your brain. High homocysteine can cause:
- The formation of plaque in blood vessels that carry blood to the brain
- Chronic inflammation in the brain
- Brain shrinkage
- The formation of neurofibrillary tau tangles and beta-amyloid plaque (both associated with Alzheimer’s disease)
- Interference of DNA repair in brain cells
So it’s no wonder that elevated homocysteine levels can cause a 10.5-fold increased risk of vascular dementia!
The higher the homocysteine levels, the higher the degree of cognitive impairment.
That’s the bad news. The good news is that you can easily get your homocysteine levels under control—and doing so can lower your risk of brain damage.
It all comes back to those B vitamins I just mentioned.
One mouse study shows that a deficiency in vitamins B6, B9, and B12 leads to higher homocysteine levels—and more importantly, 50% more tau tangles in the brain, and increased cognitive decline.
The solution here is simple… and obvious.
Supplementing with the complex of B vitamins is a natural way to lower your homocysteine levels. For the best results, choose a supplement that contains that most bioactive forms of the vitamins:
- For vitamin B2, that’s riboflavin
- For vitamin B6, it’s pyridoxal 5-phosphate
- For vitamin B12, it’s methylcobalamin
- And for folic acid, it’s 5-MTFH
Have your blood levels of homocysteine tested now, and again in a few months to make sure you’re hitting your target numbers. Aim for levels below 10 umol/L.