Natural Ways to Prevent, Delay, or Even Reverse Alzheimer's Disease

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Vitamin D
What does the sunshine vitamin have to do with Alzheimer’s disease? A number of studies have indicated that a deficiency of vitamin D may be a risk factor for dementia, including a new study from Denmark. In that study, the authors looked at vitamin D levels in plasma in more than 10,000 adults over a 30-year period. They discovered that vitamin D levels tended to be lower among the individuals who developed Alzheimer’s disease or vascular dementia during that time. 

Another study points its finger at a specific form of vitamin D as being associated with Alzheimer’s disease. The investigators from Kingston University in London reported that individuals with Alzheimer’s disease had significantly lower levels of stored vitamin D2, the less active form of the nutrient that is converted to the active form (vitamin D3) than people without the dementia. This is the first time researchers have found that low vitamin D2 may increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and its progression.

How much vitamin D do you need? You should have your vitamin D levels checked using a blood test and then consult your healthcare provider to determine your dose to reach the desirable range of 50 to 70 nanograms per milliliter.


By Andrea Donsky| September 20, 2017
Categories:  Care

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