Boost your brain power with one of the most powerful flavonoids on the planet

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(NaturalHealth365) Alzheimer’s disease, a progressive neurodegenerative disorder typified by the loss of memory and overall brain power, is on the rise.  Currently, an estimated 5.8 million Americans are living with this dreadful, debilitating disease.  And, by 2050, that number is expected to surge to over 14 million.

Today, we’ll focus our attention on several natural approaches that can help support your brain power and dramatically cut the risk of Alzheimer’s.  But first, I’d like to introduce you to a promising plant compound from the class of flavanoids – fisetin.  While more research about fisetin needs to be done in human subjects, early evidence reveals a lot of hope.

How to naturally boost your brain power without negative side effects

Fisetin is a type of flavanoid and is known as a powerful antioxidant. Fistein is naturally found in small amounts in tomatoes, berries and onions, but for the suggested dose of around 50 to 150 mg per day, you may consider adding a fisetin supplement to your healthy diet.

Why get the suggested daily dose, anyway? Preliminary studies reveal the following possible benefits of this powerful little phytochemical:

  • Improved connection and signaling between brain cells (especially in the hippocampus, which is associated with memory)
  • Enhanced memory
  • Lower brain inflammation levels
  • Lower levels of phosphorylated tau and aggregated beta-amyloid, or the so-called “tangles and plaques” found in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s

But wait, there’s more! Some studies also indicate that fisetin may inhibit cancer cell growth, extend lifespan, and decrease cell death.

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According to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1 in 10 people over the age of 65 are living with Alzheimer’s. Amazingly, someone in this country develops the disease every 65 seconds.  But, to be honest, don’t wait for any of these large (non-profit) organizations to help you with good nutritional advice. (they just don’t have the education to do it.)

Sadly, with the aging population and the many environmental and lifestyle factors contributing to chronic disease – including poor sleep, poor diet, smoking, and toxic heavy metal exposure – it seems that Alzheimer’s disease is a health problem that will impact virtually everyone at some point in their life.  And, if not personally, then at least with witnessing a loved one going through it.

If you’ve been concerned about boosting your brain power and protecting your cognition as you age, you’re encouraged to take matters into your own hands. This is at the heart of disease prevention – proactively making wiser choices (now!) for the benefit of your future well-being.

Ever wondered what you can do to protect your brain as you get older?  Check out these research-backed strategies that are natural, safe and effective:

  • Commit to regular exercise, or around 30 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity most days of the week
  • Get good sleep – at least 7 to 8 hours per night
  • Follow a healthy diet, rich in plants, good fats (including omega-3 fatty acids), and lean protein…and sip on some green tea while you’re at it (it may enhance brain power and boost memory)
  • Keep your social calendar full! Enriching relationships and friendships is great for brain health, especially as you get older
  • “Use it or lose it” – challenge and stimulate your brain daily by learning something new, brushing your teeth with your non-dominant hand, explore new routes to work, playing puzzles, etc.
  • And, last – but not least, manage your stress.  Chronic stress triggers chronic inflammation – which is serious trouble for your brain

Sources for this article include:

Wellnessresources.com
Consumerlab.com
NIH.gov
Alzdiscovery.org
Alz.org
NIH.gov
Helpguide.org