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Can This Powerful Antioxidant
Prevent Alzheimer's?
 


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*Featured Topic: Why a Shocking Number of Health Breakthroughs Are Kept Hidden from the Public ... and how you can gain access to them
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Did You Know...

     ...that a carotenoid found in algae has been shown to prevent dementia — including Alzheimer's, a disease that conventional medicine has yet to conquer?

     The incidence of dementia or Alzheimer's disease increases rapidly with age.  One out of five people over age 65 — and 50% of people over age 85 are afflicted with Alzheimer's.  At least 5.2 million Americans over the age of 65 suffer from the disease, and 200,000 under the age of 65 are living with younger-onset Alzheimer's.

     The good news is that recent research conducted by Japanese scientists shows that an antioxidant called astaxanthin prevents the build-up of dangerous compounds linked to neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer's.

     The dangerous compounds — phospholipid hydroperoxides (PLOOH) — accumulate in the red blood cells of individuals with dementia.  The Japanese study indicates that daily supplementation with astaxanthin reduces PLOOH levels, which significantly cuts the risk of dementia.


What is Astaxanthin?

     Astaxanthin is an organically occurring pigment (or carotenoid) responsible for such natural wonders as the pink color of flamingo feathers and the rosy hue and famed endurance of wild salmon.

     Recently, it has been discovered by the medical community as a promising "super nutrient" with a wealth of health benefits such as ... impressive free-radical scavenging ... protection against oxidative damage to cells, organs, and tissues ... and now, a unique ability to cleanse the blood of dangerous PLOOH molecules.

     Its status as a "super nutrient" derives from some remarkable properties rarely found in antioxidants.  Many have heard of the amazing effect antioxidants can have on health and well-being.  However, not all antioxidants are created equal.

     Researchers who study neurodegenerative diseases have searched for years, mostly in vain, for an antioxidant capable of fighting free radicals and oxidative damage in the brain.

     Their search was fueled by the growing awareness that free radical damage leads to cognitive decline - and antioxidants prevent such damage.  As early as 2001, scientists noted increased levels of oxidative damage to DNA, lipids, and proteins in the brains of those with Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, and other neurodegenerative conditions.

     Scientists believe that at least some of these changes occur early in disease progression.  Therefore, if antioxidants could stop the damage early, cognitive decline might be prevented.  The challenge for scientists was that most natural antioxidants, like vitamin E, are unable to penetrate the blood-brain barrier.


Crossing the Blood-Brain Barrier

     Scientists have tried to address the problem of getting antioxidants to the brain by seeking to develop synthetic antioxidants with the capacity to do so.  It's been a difficult process because the blood-brain barrier does an effective job of... How Astaxanthin Protects the Brain from the Inside Out

     Astaxanthin protects cells by preventing the damaging effect of free radicals and reactive oxygen species (ROS).  ROS molecules cause many of the unpleasant health declines that can accompany aging, including various forms of dementia.

     According to a study from Nagoya University in Japan, astaxanthin not only corrects ROS imbalances, but also prevents them from occurring in the first place.

     The researchers from Nagoya also said, "it is strongly suggested that treatment with [astaxanthin] may be effective for oxidative stress-induced neurodegeneration and a potential candidate for natural brain food."  In other words, astaxanthin might fight off mental decline by nourishing the brain from the inside out.

The World's Strongest Antioxidant?

     Not only does astaxanthin have the unusual gift of crossing the blood-brain barrier, it far outperforms other antioxidants on other fronts, too.  For example, astaxanthin is capable of a remarkable action called "singlet oxygen quenching," a way of warding off oxidation from unstable oxygen molecules.

     Astaxanthin's singlet oxygen quenching abilities have been shown to be...

  • 11 times more powerfully than beta-carotene
  • 550 times more powerfully than vitamin E
  • 550 times more powerfully than the catechins in green tea
  • 800 times more powerfully than CoQ10.
How to Take Astaxanthin

     There are only two prime dietary sources of astaxanthin: microalgae and sea creatures that consume the algae (such as salmon, shellfish, and krill).  It's nearly impossible for humans to get a therapeutic dose of astaxanthin through diet alone.

     Wild salmon does contain viable astaxanthin, but you would need to eat several ounces daily to get enough (a pretty expensive option).  Additionally, there are concerns about contamination.  The astaxanthin in the more affordable farmed salmon is derived from processed petrochemicals, and has no nutritional value whatsoever.

     Overall, the best way to boost your astaxanthin consumption is to take a high-quality supplement.  Health practitioners usually recommend about 4 milligrams per day as optimal dosage, saying consumers should take care to allow for differences in concentration.

     Here's an example of how to determine how concentration works: 200 milligrams of a 2% extract translates to four milligrams of astaxanthin.

     Since astaxanthin is fat-soluble, it is best taken with a meal that contains fat.  Another alternative is to look for a supplement formula that contains natural or fatty acids that will help maximize your absorption of astaxanthin.

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Featured Topic:

Why a Shocking Number of Health Breakthroughs
Are Kept Hidden from the Public
... and how you can gain access to them

According to renowned medical researcher and bestselling author Dr. John Ioannidis, much of what gets published as medical science is misleading, exaggerated, or flat-out wrong.

     Why?

     Because the studies are biased.

     "Sometimes they were overtly biased," Ioannidis says in the Atlantic Monthly article "Lies, Damned Lies, and Medical Science."  He continues, "Sometimes it was difficult to see the bias, but it was there."

     According to Ioannidis — who scrutinized a huge swath of medical literature — researchers entered into their studies wanting specific results.  This is often called the observer-expectancy effect or the experimenter effect.  This is a bias found in scientific research when a researcher expects a given result, and therefore unconsciously manipulates an experiment in order to find that result.  Therefore, they often do get that result.

     What about independently funded, unbiased researchers who uncover promising new treatments for the most harrowing conditions?  What happens to the findings from studies whose authors have no personal or financial incentive to sell a certain drug or therapy?

     Too often, those studies never see the light of day.  Only those who search them out will ever learn their results, even when they reveal amazingly effective treatments that are safe and affordable.

Big Pharma's "Gag Order" on Independent Research for Effective Treatments

     Independently funded research has identified a shocking number of highly effective treatments that medical journals and mainstream media never talk about ... and therefore, the people who really need those treatments never hear about them. Consider these examples:

  • A biopharmaceutical company actually discovered a way to reverse aging on a genetic level ... but the research was immediately buried.
  • Science discovered a simple method using your body's own hormones to root out cancer cells so they could be easily targeted and killed.
  • A simple, 3-step process using a volcanic mineral can eliminate all risks of heart disease (and has never failed to work).
     Most of us won't ever hear about these treatments or the research behind them.  Yet, these aren't just theoretical (or potential) cures for future use.  They're scientifically documented findings already being used with great success by an exclusive number of doctors and patients.

     What becomes of the studies for treatments such as these — exponentially safer and better than the ones doctors commonly prescribe based on biased research?

The answer will disturb you.

     Findings like these studies are ignored and oftentimes ... ridiculed.  That's because these treatments offer no profit potential for Big Pharma.  To the contrary, their availability would threaten the industry bottom line.

Advocates For Truth in Medicine Seek out Results of Independent Research

     Most of us don't have the means to find unpublicized medical research findings.  This is a situation some advocates are working to change.  The team of doctors and researchers that uncovered the aforementioned revolutionary treatments for cancer, heart disease, and anti-aging is committed to making sure Americans gain access to powerful treatments that could change or even save their lives.

Useless and Harmful Treatments Continue Unchecked

     Whenever treatments are proven useless or harmful, biased research organizations block or delay the news from getting out.  Researchers simply don't publish studies that don't turn out as they'd hoped.  "There is an intellectual conflict of interest that pressures researchers to find whatever it is that is most likely to get them funded," Ioannidis says.

     Perhaps worst of all is that even when treatments are exposed as useless or harmful, most doctors go on prescribing them ... because they don't know what else to do.

     A prime example of this paradigm is cancer drugs.  These astronomically expensive drugs have marginal efficacy at best — and they add only a few months to cancer sufferers' lives, and often greatly diminish their quality of life.

Better Treatments that Work, Finally Compiled and Documented

     In truth, there's a much better way to fight cancer, a cutting-edge therapy that's 10,000 times more effective than chemo.  This therapy literally burns out cancer cells from the body without harming a single healthy cell in the process.  Thus it can be accomplished without chemo's tragic side effects.

     This therapy - as well as a host of others for the most common health conditions — has been documented by that same committed team of health advocates.  This team has the resources to push past Big Pharma's "gag order" and reveal to the public several stunning breakthroughs, including:
  • Ways to reverse Type 2 diabetes for good
  • An effective weapon against Alzheimer's disease (a disease which Western medicine has not been able to treat successfully)
  • A byproduct of a common American flower that puts an end to prostate problems
  • A rare Chinese herb that can halt or even reverse aging so users feel up to 15 years younger (This used to be prohibitively priced, but is now affordable for most everyone.)
     The physicians and researchers who compiled this information are among the most passionate and credentialed advocates for medical truth.  They're independently funded and not controlled by Big Pharma.  The treatments they've discovered and the stories of how they were suppressed will shock you.

     To access 11 powerful health breakthroughs that could revolutionize your health and well-being, watch this F*R*E*E video.  It contains thoroughly researched findings you won't likely hear about from your doctor, the mainstream media, or anywhere else.  The information in this video might even save your life, or the life of a loved one.  The video will be available online only for a limited time, so watch it while you still can.  Watch it now by clicking here.

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  • Protecting the brain from potentially harmful foreign substances
  • Preventing hormones and neurotransmitters from the rest of the body from crossing into the brain
  • Maintaining a consistent, safe environment for the brain
     Unfortunately, the barrier not only protects the brain from harmful agents, but it also keeps out the beneficial ones, as well — except for a rare few, including the super nutrient astaxanthin.  Unlike other antioxidants, astaxanthin has the ability to pass through the blood-brain barrier.

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