ENCORE: Can you recover lost brain cells? Part 1


Naturopath Dr. Alan Miller discusses neuroplasticity, the ability of the brain to regenerate its capacity in the face of aging, neurodegenerative disease, or injury. A key player is NAD, an energy substance that complements CoQ10 in the mitochondria. NAD can be boosted with a revolutionary new supplement called nicotinamide riboside (Niacel). Studies are underway to evaluate the benefits of nicotinamide riboside in college football players prone to concussions, and in Alzheimer's patients. It supports resveratrol in generating sirtuins, age-defying, and disease-reversing compounds. Dr. MIller introduces the concept of "mitochondrial biogenesis", wherein mitochondria can actually be prompted to regenerate and multiply. In addition to nicotinamide riboside, sulforaphane, curcumin, EGCG, alpha lipoic acid, and quercetin help support mitochondrial biogenesis. Which is preferable for memory: bacopa or ginkgo biloba? Is DHA-rich fish oil best for the brain? What roles do diet, exercise, and stress reduction play in optimizing neuroplasticity? Click HERE for part 2.

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