Cognitive Function (Dementia & Alzheimer's Disease)

Suggested Products

Additional Suggestions

  • DHEA (Dehydroepiandrosterone)
  • Melatonin (balancing hormones)
  • SAMe
  • Lecithin  

Mental health and mental decline have both been tied to numerous issues: advanced age, head trauma, reduced blood flow, hormonal imbalance, toxic damage, alcohol abuse, nutrient deficiency, sugar consumption, aluminum exposure, stress, depression, inactivity, and viruses. Low education or mental exercise can also be a factor.

Alzheimer’s Disease is already the fourth major cause of death worldwide, and is growing at an epidemic rate here in the United States. Many have personally had to watched the decline of family members to this terrible disease, and it is painful to witness. It is almost impossible to imagine what it is like to actually be afflicted with the disease, or even to have to deal with a noticeable mental decline of family and/or friends. 

The good news is many of us do have some levels of control over several of the leading indicators of the disease, or early onset dementia. 

We certainly have the ability to consume a better diet and exercise our bodies. We can take the required supplements, balance our hormones, and remove dangerous metals and toxins from our bodies. We can exercise our minds through reading, outside activities, continued education, hobbies etc, and we all can practice de-stressing. 

Essential Vitamins Plus

The vitamins E, C, K, B1, B6,B5, B9,B12 and trace minerals contained in the SONA vitamins formula have all been connected with brain function and battling free radicals. 

Omega More

The essential oils (DHA, EPA, GLA) play a huge role in mental health. The neurons in the brain are comprised of 30% DHA. Patients showed marked improvement when given EPA. GLA shows powerful anti-inflammatory effects. 

Memoria  

This formula has five main ingredients, each playing a key role in protecting and preserving mental function: green tea for antioxidants; vinpocetine for mental performance and memory; phosphaidylserine for brain response to stress; Ginkgo Biloba for blood flow; and Bacopa for learning and memory functions. 

Serrapeptase

Serrapeptase is a very powerful supplement to help reduce swelling in the body. As we age, we lose the ability to control swelling, which is a major contributing factor to mental decline and eventual death. 

Ginkgo Biloba and Grape Seed/Green Tea

Both are powerful supplements to help increase blood flow. Lack of blood flow to the brain is implicated in mental decline. It is another reason why exercise is important. 

Heavy Metal Detox

Heavy Metal Detox will help remove dangerous metals and toxins from your system; such heavy metals and toxins have been shown to be a contributing factor in mental decline, as well as catalysts to many other diseases. A good 30-day liver/gall bladder/colon cleanse is also recommended. Keeping the digestive system clean and flowing limits the amount of toxins and allergens your body reabsorbs. 

NAC 1000 (N. Acetyl Cysteine)

NAC is a powerful scavenger of free radicals. Free radical damage is a known factor in mental decline and premature aging. 

Blood Sugar Control

If your blood sugar is elevated, please see the section on Diabetes for detailed help on managing this situation to get it under control. High levels of blood sugar, even those considered ‘non-diabetic’ by the medical community, are damaging to your body on many levels and need to be addressed. 

DHEA and Melatonin

Both of these hormones show up as being deficient in autopsies and brain studies of Alzheimer’s victims. All the body’s hormones (13 major ones) need to be in balance for optimal health. Hormones depend on proper diet and essential nutrients to function properly. 

SAMe

This is a powerful and safe natural antidepressant that can help without the use of dangerous drugs. SAMe, involved in many different reactions in the body, is also made in the body from a reaction between methionine (an essential amino acid), and adenosine triphosphate (a molecule that carries energy). 

Lecithin (phosphatidylcholine)

Lecithin has the potential benefit of increasing acetylcholine levels. Acetylcholine is an organic molecule that acts as a neurotransmitter, and it has been shown to be deficient in brain studies on mental decline.