Alzheimer’s is On The Rise – How Can We Protect Ourselves?
- They grow on every continent except Antarctica
- Their use in Chinese medicine dates back to 3000 BC
- Japan has approved an isolate from Turkey Tail for use in cancer treatment
- They grow on over 70 species of trees in the U.S. alone
Did you know?
- In the U.S. alone, 1 in 9 people over age 65 have Alzheimer’s disease
- Deaths from Alzheimer’s disease doubled between 2000 and 2019
- 1 out of 3 seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or some other form of dementia
- 11% of people over the age of 65 have Alzheimer’s disease
- If you have a close relative with Alzheimer's disease, your risk increases by about 30%
- People aged 65 and over survive an average of 4-8 years after diagnosis
- Two-thirds of Alzheimer’s patients in the U.S. are women
- Alzheimer's disease affects people of color at almost twice the rate
- More than 6 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s
The statistics are not encouraging. In fact, they’re horrifying. In the U.S., nearly 12-18% percent of people over the age of 60 are living with MCI (Mild Cognitive Impairment), causing cognitive changes that are serious enough to be noticed by the person affected and by family members and friends. 10-15% of those individuals will go on to develop dementia.
The particularly scary part is the stat about deaths from Alzheimer’s disease doubling over the past 20 years. What are we doing to ourselves and how can we stop this from happening?
There is not currently any FDA-approved treatment that cures this dreaded neurological disease, although there are late-stage trials underway with a new drug that reduces the amyloid plaques associated with onset. But it remains unclear if this will help thwart the progression of it, as it hasn’t yet shown to have an effect on symptoms.2
11% of people over the age of 65 have Alzheimer’s disease.
To support cognitive function we should all be taking nootropics.
Lion’s Mane Mushroom stimulates the production of Nerve Growth Factor, a secretion responsible for growth, survival and plasticity of neurons.
Studies show that a lack of Vitamin B12 is often linked to poor brain health in older patients and deficiency becomes more of an issue as we age due to lower absorption rates.
What we can do to help prevent cognitive decline:
- Get regular exercise
- Keep to a generally healthy diet (notably low-carb and Mediterranean)
- Get ‘mental’ exercise—do puzzles, word games; alter your routine.
- Get sufficient sleep
- Maintain a healthy social life
- Eat OMFG Brain Health gummies! (or other nootropics/neuroprotectants)
How to Prevent Alzheimer's Disease
The stats tell us that now, more than ever, our precious brains are under attack from external influences. It’s not possible at this point to reverse Alzheimer’s once it has taken hold so prevention is the name of the game. And, of course, let us not forget that a couple of mushroom gummies are not going to make up for poor lifestyle choices or genetic conditions. Eating healthfully and sleeping sufficiently are hugely important (Sleep gummies anyone?); especially a low-carb (keto) or ‘Mediterranean’ diet. Possibly to an even greater extent, it is crucial to get regular exercise. According to the American Academy of Neurology (AAN), there is compelling evidence linking regular exercise with better memory in people with MCI.13 And along with physical exercise it is important to mentally exercise to maintain brain health. Doing puzzles or word games, reading informative books, learning a language, taking dance classes, are all good ways to stay mentally alert. Even driving a different way home from the store can forge new neural pathways, so it is good to break out of your routine and introduce new concepts, patterns, and knowledge.
Hopefully you will enjoy these Mushroom gummies so much that you find it easier to incorporate taking essential Health supplements into your daily routine.
So eat your OMFG Brain Health Mushroom Gummies, as well as your greens, get some Zzzz’s, go for a hike, bike or swim, do your Wordle or crossword and keep that mind engaged, socialized, and stimulated.
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