We lose our brain cells as we age — it’s a fact of life. But that doesn’t mean you have to sit idly by and just hope for the best.
Instead, you can be proactive and significantly slow down your brain cell loss. And ultimately, help preserve your memory and mind as the years go by.
And this is all possible with a little-known, all-natural supplement called oxaloacetate (OAA). Plus, scientists are discovering that this nutrient also has the ability to perform other functions that support brain health in a variety of remarkable ways…
Revving up your mitochondria
The survival of every cell in your body — including brain cells — depends on the function of your mitochondria — the “energy powerhouses” of your cells. When mitochondria break down, cells malfunction and your body’s energy sources become depleted.
Since oxaloacetate plays an important role in mitochondria energy production, University of Kansas (UK) researchers launched a study they called Trial of Oxaloacetate in Alzheimer’s Disease (TOAD).
Their aim is to use OAA to rev up the mitochondria so they are able to sustain themselves for longer periods of time. And so far, early reports reveal promising success.
Last year, at the 2018 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference, the UK team presented interim results that tested two doses of OAA — 1,000 mg per day vs. 2,000 mg per day — for one month on nearly two dozen Alzheimer’s patients.
Brain scans conducted before and after the intervention show a significantly greater increase (and in some cases, less decline) in brain cells in seven different brain regions — including the hippocampus, where memories are created and stored.
According to researchers, this suggests that OAA activates bioenergetic function — a critical brain function that Alzheimer’s destroys.
Until the TOAD trial is complete, we won’t know the exact effects of this improvement on patients, but for the time being, we can say this: When you consider that OAA has a positive effect on people already diminished by Alzheimer’s, just imagine what OAA might do for anyone who wants to help prevent age-related brain deterioration!
OAA comes to the rescues in three crucial ways
In Dr. Fred Pescatore’s Drug-Free Protocol for Reversing Alzheimer’s and Dementia, he notes that OAA has been shown to help the brain repair itself from the ravages of stroke and dementia.
In addition, he says, “OAA has even been proven to mimic the benefits of calorie restriction — which include increased longevity, and prevention of neurological diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s — without actually having to cut calories.”
OAA also promotes brain health by regulating a neurotransmitter called glutamate.
Dr. Pescatore explains that you need glutamate for learning and memory, but too much can be toxic to brain cells. This excess can kill brain cells, and even prompt cancer cell growth. And unfortunately, it’s all too easy to experience glutamate overload. Stress, for instance, can send glutamate levels sky high.
But that’s where OAA comes to the rescue.
Dr. Pescatore says, “OAA can flush excess glutamate from your brain in as little as 90 minutes. And two independent clinical studies show that OAA’s ability to reduce glutamate can significantly improve neurological performance and function in people who’ve had a stroke.”
And he adds, “One recent study shows that OAA has a positive ‘triple whammy’ effect on brain cells — it helps promote cell energy, reduces the inflammation that can harm cells, and creates new cells.”
Handle with care
Also known as oxaloacetic acid, OAA occurs naturally in apples, dairy products, fermented foods like yogurt and red wine, oranges, peas, and spinach. Unfortunately, these foods contain only very small amounts of OAA.
That’s why Dr. Pescatore strongly recommends OAA in supplement form — between 100 to 250 milligrams daily. But this is one supplement that requires special care when shopping at your local supplement store or on the Internet.
Dr. Pescatore advises, “Look for formulas that use thermally-stabilized OAA, because OAA is notoriously volatile. If it’s not thermally-stabilized, it has to be stored at ultra-freezing temperatures to ensure it stays safe and effective.
“OAA is also usually combined with vitamin C, which helps stabilize it.”
You can find Dr. Pescatore’s specific OAA product recommendations in the Resource Directory of his Drug-Free Protocol for Reversing Alzheimer’s and Dementia, along with many other supplement and dietary approaches to help you keep your brain functioning at its optimal level. Click here to learn more about this groundbreaking learning tool, or to enroll today.
“Twice-Daily Oxaloacetate Activates Brain Bioenergetic Metabolism in Alzheimer Disease” Neurology Advisor, 7/26/18. (neurologyadvisor.com/conference-highlights/aaic-2018/twice-daily-oxaloacetate-activates-brain-bioenergetic-metabolism-in-alzheimer-disease/)