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Antioxidants that cross the brain barrier
 
Our brain is accountable for approximately 20% of our daily energy metabolism. That is a lot of metabolism happening in a very small area!  This renders a constant buildup of free radicals that needs "neutralizing".  Helping the brain by eating antioxidant rich food is wise.  But the brain is restricted area. Being protected by the blood brain barrier, preventing toxins and microorganisms to enter the brain.  Many antioxidants cannot cross that barrier and help the brain clean up after eating.  What antioxidants can cross the blood brain barrier?  Well, here are some good ones:  Melatonin, the sleep hormone  Quercetin, found in apples and ..  Anthocyanids and many flavanoids. Vegetables, berries and fruit  EGCg. From green tea  Polyphenolic compounds in blueberries, like Pterostilbene, are able to cross the blood brain barrier

Our brain is accountable for approximately 20% of our daily energy metabolism.
That is a lot of metabolism happening in a very small area! This renders a constant buildup of free radicals that needs "neutralizing".

Free radical damage is considered a major cause in the development of dementia like Alzheimer.
What is the the use of living longer if your brain is not working?

Helping the brain by eating antioxidant rich food is wise if you plan on living a long and healthy life.

But the brain is restricted area!
It is being protected by the blood brain barrier.
This barrier prevents toxins and microorganisms to enter the brain.

But it also prevents useful molecules from entering.
Many antioxidants cannot cross that barrier and help the brain clean up after eating.

 

What antioxidants can cross the blood brain barrier?

 

Load up on these helpers:

Prevent Alzheimer

Prevent Alzheimer

  • Melatonin, the sleep hormone.
  • Quercetin, found in apples.
  • Anthocyanids and many Flavanoids.
    Found in vegetables, berries and fruit. Bunk up of different colors and you will be safe!
  • EGCg, found in green tea.
  • Polyphenolic compounds in blueberries, like Pterostilbene, are able to cross the blood brain barrier easily.
 
 
Theories about aging: AGE: Advanced Glycemic End-product
 

What are AGE's?

AGE are highly damaging components arrived from a non enzymatic reaction between reducing sugar and fat or protein like DNA and collagen.

They bind to our tissue, comprimising its function.
This reaction happens continuously inside your body.
The end-products, AGE, contribute to atherosclerosis, wrinkles, Alzheimer among a few. In addition to general aging of the human body.

Ongoing research studies ways of breaking these.
Treatment is not in hand today and finding a cure may take years.

But you can limit the formation by reducing your carbohydrate intake and taking AGE inhibitors.

Exercise is a good way to alleviate blood sugar levels.

Blood sugar levels can influence the amount of AGE formed.
Stable blood sugar levels helps reduce AGE formation.

AGE inhibitors are compounds found to inhibit the formation of AGE.

List of AGE Inhibitorer:

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http://link.springer.com/article/10.1023/A:1010052800347
http://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2011/fo/c1fo10034c#!divAbstract
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18803954
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23909402
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15196090
http://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/abs/10.1108/00346651011076965
http://www.wellnessresources.com/studies/pterostilbene_inhibits_formation_of_ages/
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22449800