Miami, Florida (PRWEB) October 06, 2011
Nutri-Med Logic Corp: A new study published in The Neuroscience Magazine states that not only environmental stress, inflammatory stimuli but also epigenetic (hereditary) factors play a pivotal role in the development and progression of diseases such as Alzheimer.
While the environmental factors might not necessarily be the same for the young and the old, but the epigenetic (hereditary) factors and free radical oxidative stress are exactly the same, at the younger age or older age. However, the occurrence of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer or Parkinson’s are only associated with the old age.
Genetic predisposition exists at the time of birth. The genes that contribute to the production of the protein (amyloid beta), which cause the formation of plaques around the brain cells and, thus, their demise are the very same genes that existed at the birth but it is at the old age that diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's manifest themselves.
The ability of cells to repair themselves more efficiently, sustain stress, avoid premature death or regenerate (proliferate) rapidly, at the younger age, hides the symptoms of the age-related diseases. However, as the body loses such abilities, through aging, the symptoms manifest themselves and, then, become lasting and permanent.
Stress and inflammation are linked to all degenerative, including neuro-degenerative, diseases. However, at least, stress is present in comparable levels at the younger age and older age. The body’s ability to recuperate from an “equal” wound at the younger age vs. older age is the best comparison to its ability in regenerating (proliferate) new cells at the younger age vs. older age.
Decline in the body’s ability to regenerate, repair or avoid cellular premature death could be, in part, countered by a conscience and proper diet. Lack of essential nutrients is a contributing factor in body’s degeneration or lack of proper regeneration.
While the maternal diet plays a key role in the development of certain childhood diseases, such Asthma or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, etc., but the maternal diet cannot play any role in the development of age-associated diseases. Rather, the age-associated diseases have to be linked, in good part, to the individual diet. (1)
For instance, an Omega 3 diet has shown to moderate stress and inflammation. DHA (an mega 3 fatty acids) produces NeuroProtectin D-1, which confers protection on the neurons (brain cells) against stress related premature death. (2)
Anti-oxidants that could pass the Blood-Brain-Barrier, such as R- Alpha lipoic, neutralizes some of the oxidative stress on the brain cells and thus could postpone their demise.(3)
While a diet may not and probably would not stop Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s but a proper diet will confer a defensive and a protective role in the premature death of the brain cells, as seen in Alzheimer’s/Parkinson’s.
In conclusion, Nutri-Med Logic Corp agrees with the study published in the in the Neuroscience Magazine that oxidative-stress, inflammation and environmental stress play a key role in the development of Alzheimer’s Disease but adds the study failed to state why oxidative-stress, environmental stress or inflammation do not activate the predisposed genes in the young but rather in the old age. More importantly, the study failed to highlight the role of diet in moderating some of these factors leading to the production of the Amyloid Beta protein, in Alzheimer’s.
Nutri-Med Logic Corp (http://www.nutrimedlogic.com) is a producer of dietary supplements such as:
R-alpha Lipoic, a potent anti-oxidant, important in combating oxidative stress. R-Alpha lipoic is made and known by the human body;
A Concentrated and Balanced Omega-3: having the same concentration of EPA and DHA, 50% 50%. DHA of Omega-3 offers beneficial anti-inflammatory properties for the brain, nervous system and helps to moderate stress. EPA of Omega-3 offers beneficial anti-inflammatory properties for cardiovascular system;
Poly-Enyl-Phosphatidylcholine is an efficient source of dietary methyl. Lack of Methyl contributes to cardiovascular disease (elevated levels of homocysteine)
Nutri-Med Logic's products are Formulated Based on Nutritional Logic, made from the highest quality raw materials that are manufactured in pharmaceutical facilities, encapsulated in pharmaceutical facilities and packaged in pharmaceutical facilities.
It must be noted that the studies, sources or statements, herein, have not been evaluated by The FDA and, thus, one should not relate the cause of any diseases, stated herein, to lack of the supplements stated above; nor equate their supplementation to prevention, treatment or cure.
1. BJOG. 2011 Jul;118(8):916-25
2. Annu Rev Nutr. 2011 Aug 21;31:321-51.
3. J Neurochem. 2009 Oct;111(2):315-20