Whether it’s simple forgetfulness or the all-out scourge of Alzheimer’s, the loss of mental acuity as we age ruins quality of life. To the surprise of most, studies show that this decline can be slowed or even prevented with the energizing combo of alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) and acetyl-L-carnitine (ALCAR).

In addition to boosting ATP within the brain, ALCAR increases neurotransmitters like acetylcholine while protecting neurons from oxidative stress. This makes the ALA/ALCAR combo a potent weapon against Alzheimer’s induced memory loss. In fact, I’d choose it over the commonly used medications, which are known technically as acetylcholinesterase inhibitors (AChEs).

Little is known about what causes Alzheimer’s, but all sufferers appear to have low levels of acetylcholine. Using AChEs, the drug industry attempts to increase this essential brain chemical by preventing the breakdown of acetylcholine within the brain. Theoretically, this would enhance or preserve memory. But if there is little or no acetylcholine to preserve, the drugs are useless. Perhaps that is why they have only marginal benefits – benefits that do not outweigh their immense risks.

Believe it or not, AChEs are synthetic copycats of naturally occurring poisons and venoms! Their use is rationalized by the “a lot kills, a little cures” mentality. But evidence doesn’t support this. Research consistently shows users to suffer short-term side effects, including diarrhea, anorexia, vomiting, and tremors. Long-term side effects include kidney damage and even cancer.

Where these drugs fail, the energizing ALA/ALCAR combo succeeds.

Once ingested, both ALA and ALCAR pass the blood-brain barrier to nourish brain cells, thereby helping them manufacture more acetylcholine – to preserve and restore life’s most precious memories as we age.

Pure forms of ALA and ALCAR can be purchased from Wal-Mart for about $15 per month. About 200 mg of ALA with 2 to 3 grams of ALCAR daily have proven wildly effective.

[Ed. Note: Alzheimer’s is a legitimate concern. But if you take a few simple measures, you can protect your health and live a longer, more satisfying life.

Most people are confused about whether those prescription drugs or supplements they’re taking are REALLY good for their health. Author and organic chemist Shane Ellison can help you clear up your confusion with his Foundational Health Education program. Learn more here.]

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