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Vitamin C As A Supplement Against Brain Decline

Updated on July 25, 2011

Vitamin C As A Supplement Against Brain Decline

Two research studies in 1998 reveal the mind-boosting benefits of Vitamin C.

To test whether vitamin C protects against mental decline known as “cognitive impairment” in this study, researchers from Australia’s University of Sydney observed 117 elderly people in a retirement community over a four-year period – those who took Vitamin C supplementation and those who did not. They have found out thar those seniors who took vitamin C supplements experienced a lower incidence of severe cognitive decline. The researchers conclude, Vitamin C might protect against cognitive impairment.

French doctors examined Vitamin C levels in patients with severe symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease , moderate symptoms of Alzheimer’s and no symptoms. In these researches, the doctors discovered that blood levels of Vitamin C were significantly lower in patients with Alzheimer’s disease as compared to the non-Alzheimer’s group.

In other words, considering groups of French people whose symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease ranged from none up to severe, the worse the case of Alzheimer’s, the lower the blood levels of Vitamin C - regardless of the levels of the nutrient consumed in food.

These studies reveal the significance of supplementation with antioxidant, In this case Vitamin C. Vitamiin C could be part of the nutritional defense against such devastating disease as Alzheimer’s disease.



Written by :

James Gormely and Shari Lieberman


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      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 9 years ago from Manila

      Thanks jonixk for visiting this hub.

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      jonixk 9 years ago from Lisbon

      Thanks for the info cristina. It's time for us to eat more organges!