Aluminium Found in Brains of Alzheimer’s Patients


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Aluminium Found in Brains of Alzheimer’s Patients

Researchers from Japan reported in a recent article, “ Demonstration of Aluminium in Amyloid Fibers in the Cores of Senile Plaques in the Brains of Patients with Alzheimer’s Disease” published in Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry. 2009. November ; 103 (11) : 1579 – 1584.

The results from this study demonstrated the presence of Aluminium in amyloid fibers in the cores of senile plaques located both in the hippocampus and in the temporal lobe by TEM-EDX analysis.

The authors concluded the possibility that Aluminium, in cooperation with Abeta peptides, may play an important role in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s Disease (AD).

Comments:
Another very convincing research implicating Aluminium (Al) to AD.

Al is highly neurotoxic element that can cause nerve degeneration in the brains of humans and experimental animals.

Al exposure has been proposed as a risk Factor for Alzheimer’s disease (senile dementia of Alzheimer type , AD), although the role of Al in the pathogenesis of AD remains controversial.

The accumulation of Al in the nuclei of nerve cells and in the neurofibrillary tangles has been demonstrated in the AD brain.

There is a very simple and effective way to minimize the risk of Al getting to your brain and that is to consume Spritzer Natural Mineral Water which is naturally enriched with OSA or Bioactive Silicon.

Recently, French researchers have reported that higher levels of Al in drinking water appears to increase people’s risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, whereas higher levels of silica (OSA) appear to decrease the risk. This discovery was reported in the prestigious Journal of Epidermiology 15 February Issue, 2009 pages 489 – 496, entitled “ Aluminium and Silica Intake in Drinking Water and the Risks of Alzheimer’s Disease or Cognitive Decline ; findings of the 15–year follow-up PAQUID Cohort”.

Please see Press Release 1 July 2010 : Silica as OSA in Water can Reduce Alzheimer’s Risk.

Previous studies have shown that OSA can reduce the oral absorption of Al and enhance excretion from the body and protect against Al-induced adverse effects. In fact, a study, “ Non-invasive therapy to reduce the body burden of aluminium in Alzheimer’s disease” published in Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease 10 (2006) 17 – 24.
10 patients with Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) drank 1.5 litre of an Orthosilicic Acid (OSA) rich mineral water for 5 days (Si = 14.5 mg/litre). Comparisons were made of their urinary excretion of Al before and after this simple procedure. Urinary excretion of Al decreased significantly for 8 out of 10 patients.

OSA both reduced the gastrointestinal absorption of dietary aluminium and facilitate the urinary excretion of systemic Al.

The researchers said the reduction in urinary Al supported the future longer-term use of OSA as a non-invasive therapy for reducing the body burden of Al in Alzheimer’s disease.

Spritzer Natural Mineral Water tested by University of London and Keele University in UK to contain rich source of OSA.

Consuming one litre of Spritzer can provide a person with 35 mg of Si (as OSA which would be much more effective that the research work above that uses Si = 14.5 mg per litre).

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