GRAPE SEED EXTRACT MAY REDUCE COGNITIVE DECLINE ASSOCIATED WITH ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE


This inforamtion about grape seed extract and MegaNatural-AZ. is new to me and I thought I would pass it along.

Since I am genetically predisposed to Alzheimer's via birth I am always searching for information and alternatives that might be beneficial in the long run.
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A compound found in grape seed extract reduces plaque formation and resulting cognitive impairment in an animal model of Alzheimer’s disease, new research shows. The study appears in the June 18 issue of The Journal of Neuroscience.

The researchers tested a grape seed polyphenolic extract product sold as MegaNatural-AZ, made by Polyphenolics, which in part supported the study. Polyphenolic compounds are antioxidants naturally found in wine, tea, chocolate, and some fruits and vegetables. To determine whether the extract could mitigate the effects of Alzheimer’s disease, the researchers used mice genetically modified to develop a condition similar to Alzheimer’s disease. They exposed pre-symptomatic “Alzheimer’s mice” to the extract or placebo daily for five months. The daily dose of the polyphenolic extract was equivalent to the average amount of polyphenolics consumed by a person on a daily basis.