Hormone Trick STOPS Dementia
You don’t need me to tell you that dementia is every person’s worst nightmare.
It takes your memory… your personality… and your independence piece by piece.
But what if I told you there was a simple, all-natural solution that could delay or even reverse dementia?
Exciting research has revealed that one simple hormone may be able to stop dementia in its tracks.
And you can start boosting your levels TODAY.
You’ve probably heard before that melatonin is the “sleep hormone.”
And it’s definitely crucial for a good night’s rest.
But let’s not sell melatonin short.
First and foremost, it’s a “brain hormone” that is vital to protecting you from neurodegenerative diseases.
And that includes dementia.
You see, high levels of melatonin are found in your brain and spinal fluid when you’re young.
But, as you age, those levels decline at a rapid rate.
Adults over 80 often have less than half the melatonin they once enjoyed.
And that deficiency can set off a series of health problems that lead to dementia.
Scientists have found that patients with low levels of melatonin often display insomnia, restlessness, changes in mood, delirium, and “sundowning” (agitation at night), all symptoms of neurological decline and dementia.
But keeping your levels of melatonin up to snuff may be the secret to stopping… or even reversing… dementia.
One review, published in Current Neuropharmacology, found that Alzheimer’s patients who were given melatonin not only experienced improved sleep and memory, but their episodes of “sundowning” decreased.
And a study published in Free Radical Biology and Medicine revealed that melatonin also reduced symptoms in mice with Alzheimer’s.
Those who were not given melatonin began to develop behavioral changes and cognitive problems by middle age. And their brains displayed the same increased oxidation as humans with Alzheimer’s.
The mice who were given melatonin, however, continued to display normal results on cognitive and behavior tests with no physical changes to their brains.
You see, melatonin has the unusual ability to cross the blood-brain barrier.
So, it is able to enter the brain and work on a cellular level to repair and prevent oxidation and trauma.
To boost melatonin levels, try adding these to your diet – tart cherries, grapes, tomatoes, corn, purslane, poultry, milk, and eggs (all organic, of course.)
However, to achieve and maintain ideal melatonin levels, supplementation is your best bet.
Experts suggest taking melatonin 30 minutes before bedtime to promote a good night’s sleep and a healthy build-up in your system.
You can find melatonin supplements at your local health food store and online from dozens of reputable retailers.
Fighting For Your Health,
Executive Director, Alliance For Advanced Health