Most of us have asked ourselves… how did we (or a loved one) wind up struggling with a neurological disorder like Parkinsons, ALS or Alzheimer’s?
While there’s no clear single cause identified, we do know that environmental toxins, genetics and even diet play a role in the risk.
Could Nutrition Help Prevent and Reduce Severity?
Researchers who’ve studied Parkinson’s and ALS agree that nutrient deficiencies play a role. Much like how a car won’t run without gasoline, the body needs certain nutrients (mostly from food) to operate properly.
Some research suggests that people with Parkinson’s disease (for example) often have certain nutrient deficiencies, including deficiencies in iron, vitamin B1, vitamin C, zinc, and vitamin D.
These nutrients are important for various functions of the body and brain.
Eat Healthy Food? It’s Not Always Enough.
What’s frustrating is that as we age, we absorb and produce far less of the enzymes, nutrients, minerals and vitamins we desperately need! That puts anyone who’s already at risk of disease, or battling one in a tough spot.
Taking a multivitamin that contains these nutrients may help improve some of the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease or prevent them from getting worse.
What’s So Great About Nutrients & Vitamins?
They all serve a specific purpose that helps prevent, support or improve a function in the body! Here’s some great examples of nutrients, and what they do:
- Vitamin B1 helps convert glucose into energy for the brain cells.
- N-Acetylcysteine is an amino acid that helps the body detox
- Vitamin B12 helps the body make red blood cells
- Vitamin B6 is used to maintain the health of nerves
- Vitamin B7 helps support adrenal function and maintain a healthy nervous system
- Magnesium Lactate is a mineral that supports the nervous and digestive system
- Vitamin E protects your cells from oxidative damage
- α-Lipoic Acid restores vitamin levels such as vitamin E and vitamin C
- Phosphatidylserine plays an important role in keeping your mind and memory sharp
- Glutathione is capable of reducing cellular damage
- L-Carnitine helps brain function and muscle movement
We know that’s a LOT of information to take in, but it also gives a lot of hope!
Just boosting the levels of any number of these daily – in concentrated natural supplements could definitely help!
However, not all multivitamins are equal. Many low quality products on the market use synthetic or low quality ingredients. Some simply don’t provide you with enough of each nutrient or vitamin to see any real benefit.
The National Institute of Health has established a list of nutrients that are strongly recommended for people with neurodegenerative and motor neuron concerns such as ALS, Parkinson’s, PLS, PMA, Kennedy’s Disease, Dystonia, and many others.
Total Health AM & PM Powder Blends are based on the NIH’s standards. They contain 20 different nutrients that are vital for neurological and cellular health.
The AM & PM Blends work by providing your body with essential vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, amino acids, and other compounds that support your brain and nervous system function. They also help protect your cells from oxidative stress and inflammation that can cause damage and disease.
They are easy to use and mix well with any beverage. They even taste good and no artificial flavors or colors!