Revolutionary NEW Therapy for Alzheimer’s?
Alzheimer’s disease is characterized by the buildup of toxic proteins in the brain called amyloid beta plaques.
These proteins clump together between neurons and disrupt how your brain cells communicate with one another.
Finding a way to prevent these plaques from developing—or to safely remove them if they’re already there—has been a key area of research for preventing and treating this disease.
Researchers have now found a promising solution. And it’s all thanks to a revolutionary, new type of therapy.
The healing power of light never ceases to amaze me.
You know the benefits of direct sunlight in your eyes and on your skin for regulating your circadian rhythm and boosting your body’s production of vitamin D.
Studies also show that a type of light therapy called photobiomodulation can support immune function and improve muscle performance. (Not to mention, more recently, studies even indicate that light can RAPIDLY inactivate the Sars-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19.)
And now a recent study shows that this revolutionary LIGHT technique could be a breakthrough solution for Alzheimer’s disease.
For this study, researchers injected a small, light-activated molecule into the brains of mice with Alzheimer’s disease.
Then they used specialized probes to shine light directly into the brains for 30 per day for one week.
In just one week, the mouse brains showed substantially less amyloid plaques.
Similar results were found in the donated brains of Alzheimer’s patients.
Essentially, this treatment worked by enhancing the clearance of these harmful plaques.
Here’s how it works.
The chemical inserted into the mouse brains is called a photo-oxygenation catalyst.
First, it destabilizes the amyloid plaques via oxygenation. (It remains inactive until activated by near infrared light.)
Once activated, immune cells called microglia remove the destabilized amyloid through your body’s natural process of removing damaged cells.
When the catalyst is combined with light, the process is called photo-oxygenation.
The ability to help your body remove existing amyloid beta plaque is a major finding. Especially since most people experience this toxic buildup for YEARS before any Alzheimer’s symptoms develop.
In this way, it has the potential to alter the course of the disease, as opposed to simply delaying the inevitable.
The next step for the research team is to find a way to activate the catalyst by shining a light through the human skull.
This was a mouse study, so we still have a long way to go from the concept stage to viable treatment option.
But I’m excited about this possibility and will be keeping my eye on updates in the future.
P.S. One of the best things you can do to prevent Alzheimer’s is make sure you keep your brain strong and healthy. Click here and read about 4 must-have nutrients in order to have (and keep) a SUPER brain!
Written By Dr. Richard Gerhauser, M.D.
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