As we age, we know that we aren't going to be at our physical or mental best forever. So, when memory problems occur we assume it’s just another symptom of old age. There is always the possibility that the slow memory decline you witness from friends or family can be early signs of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease (AD).
Sometimes it’s hard to tell the difference between old age forgetfulness and Alzheimer’s, but AD is a progressive disease that will get worse over time. As the disease progresses two things happen in the brain. First, there is a buildup of protein plaques that fill in and buildup in the space between nerve cells. Second, there is a buildup of tangles, a different protein that creates twisted fibers that buildup inside cells. It is thought that both plaques and tangles play a role in disrupting the process in which nerves and cells need to communicate. As this happens the brain begins to function less and less efficiently and eventually cannot work properly, resulting death.
Current research is showing how inflammation plays a role in many diseases we thought were part of old age, including Alzheimer's. This could mean that in the future, the diagnosis of early inflammation in the brain, could be a key treatment in reversing or preventing AD. Research now shows that Carbon 60 could be a key player in the Alzheimer's Disease treatment. In these studies, Carbon 60 binds to these plaques and removes them from the brain. This has the potential to be an effective treatment for those already diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease.
Carbon 60 has also been shown to be a highly effective anti-inflammatory, by reducing the number of free radicals in the body. An excessive buildup of free radicals in the body can lead to oxidative stress and increased or constant inflammation in the body. With this new and exciting scientific breakthrough in the role inflammation plays in Alzheimer’s, and how Carbon 60 can help, we now have hope for friends and family with AD for an effective treatment or cure in the near future.