One of the most remarkable and even mystical miracles of the human body is the memory. Most of us can recall and visualize events that happened yesterday or years ago with such detail we can actually evoke the same exact emotions.
It is hard for most of us to even fathom losing our memory.
Who are we if we have no memory? Everything we are, everything we do, everything we believe is based on our memory.
With Alzheimers and Dementia on the rise, I think we must think ahead and look at ways to repair and prevent memory loss.
After research on so many health issues, I believe there is an accumulative explanation for why Memory Loss, Alzheimers and Dementia are on the rise.
- Junk Food Diets
- Mercury in vaccinations, drinking water and amalgam fillings
- Pollution from car exhaust
- Aluminum in Antiperspirants and Deodorants
- Synthetic Drugs
- Hormone Imbalances caused by plasticizers
- Cholesterol Lowing Drugs (Statins)
- Antianxiety Drugs
- Antidepressant Drugs
- Hypertension Drugs
- Sleeping Pills
Of course you want to avoid all of the above if possible. Keep in mind that for every drug listed there are natural alternatives.
According to one of my favorite doctors, Dr. Jonathan V. Wright, there is one more simple, safe, effective way to possibly prevent, repair and reverse, mild memory loss and even severe memory loss due to Alzheimers.
This inexpensive yet safe supplement has been used extensively for over 60 years with no side effects.
Niacinamide, also known as Vitamin B3 is what I call a wonder vitamin.
According to Dr. Jonathan V. Wright, niacinamide increases the microtubules which carry information inside the brain cells. Niacinamide makes a wider more stable highway for the information to travel on. In Alzheimer’s patients, this highway has broken down.
Taking niacinamide prevents the highway from breaking down.
Research done on mice shows that niacinamide brought the mice “back to the level they’d be at if they didn’t have the pathology.” One of the coauthors of the study went so far as to claim that the mice were cured. Niacinamide also improved the behavior of non-demented animals.
Dr. Wright, says “supplementing with niacinamide may be the best treatment for Alzheimers. The sooner niacinamide is started the better the chances are for it to work, before the accumulation of “intracellular garbage” has done irreversible damage.” (Studies show niacinamide caused a 60 percent decrease in “tau protein” an Alzheimer marker.)
Clinical trials in humans with Alzheimers are set to begin this year in both England and Southern California. But why wait to get started?
Niacinamide has been used extensively for many purposes over the last 60 years. No one has ever died from taking niacinimide. The only side effect ever reported, which is very rare, was nausea, which usually goes away when the dose is cut in half.
In 1943 Dr. Kaufman wrote a book titled, The Common Form of Niacinamide Deficiency Disease: Aniacinamidosis.
In his book he lists a number of symptoms that disappeared or improved considerably with the use of niacinamide.
- Memory impairment
- Attention issues
- Concentration issues
- Mental Fog
- Comprehension issues
- Unwarranted anxiety
- Lack of Initiative
- Cooperation issues
- Inability to make decisions
- Responsibility issues
- Starts projects, never finishes
- Mean, unreasonable behavior
- Easily annoyed
Another one of my favorite doctors, Dr. Abram Hoffer (considered to be the father of orthomolecular medicine) used niacinamide along with vitamin C to successfully treat schizophrenia.
Although my memory is very sharp, I have already started taking niacinamide. My grandmother died of Alzheimers and I want to do everything I can to prevent this horrific disease.
For me it’s a no brainer. Niacinimide is inexpensive and there is over 60 years of documented extensive use with no side effects and some pretty amazing results.
Dr. Wright recommends 1,000 mg of niacinamide three times per day for prevention or repair of Alzheimers or any other memory or brain issue. He found that the results were much better when spread throughout the day.
Make sure you use niacinamide and not niacin.
Remember, more is not better. Dr. Wright says that taking 1,000 mg three times a day is equivalent to the amount used to reverse dementia in mice.
You can find niacinamide at most health food stores.
I personally use Carlson’s Niacinamide.
Keep in mind that for most symptoms it takes 3 – 4 weeks to see an improvement. After 3 – 4 months most symptoms completely disappear, and stay away as long as the person keeps taking the vitamin.
The older I get the more I realize, that Aging Beautifully, most definitely includes doing all that we can to keep our memory vital and healthy.
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Dr. David Williams also recommends taking niacinamide to prevent memory loss. read The One Memory Boosting Nutrient You Should Be Taking