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For Alzheimer’s patients, resveratrol brings new hope

New study rekindles hope that the antioxidant found in dark chocolate and red wine could slow the progression of the disease.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

The problem with resveratrol is that it is very water insoluble, meaning very little gets into the blood even at 4 grams per day.  On the other hand, maqui polyphenol extracts are much more water-soluble; and therefore, more get into the blood and ultimately into the brain. However, polyphenols will not resolve neuroinflammation that characterizes Alzheimer’s, but high-dose omega-3 fatty acids will.  I believe the drug of the future for treating and preventing Alzheimer’s will be a combination of high-dose omega-3s and high-dose maqui polyphenols.

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