Can supplements really prevent Alzheimer's and dementia? Here's what the evidence says.

Ageing can cause our brain health to deteriorate dramatically. We might become forgetful, less able to concentrate for long periods, find our attention wanders much more frequently than it used to, and that our ability to process and store new information is drastically reduced.

Memory loss, Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative illnesses pervade so many people’s older years. But it doesn’t have to be this way. There are things you can do to prevent and treat dementia including supplementing and starting to take smart drugs and nootropics while you’re still young. Generally, brain health usually peaks during a person’s mid-twenties and starts to drop off more rapidly from the age of about 35.

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But can supplements really prevent Alzheimer’s and dementia? Read on to find out what the evidence says, and how the LYMA formula can help to keep your brain healthy as you age.

LYMA contains nine patented ingredients, three of which are especially notable for their dementia-fighting potential: HydroCurc®, affron® and Cognizin®.

HydroCurc® is the world’s first 100% cold water dispersed curcumin (turmeric extract), providing increased protection against inflammaging. Curcumin is considered to be the ultimate compound for improving cellular health and has been proven to fight both inflammation and the free radicals that cause cells - including brain cells - to age and deteriorate.

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There are several studies to support HydroCurc®’s efficacy when it comes to boosting memory and brain health in old age. In 2015, an investigation into the effects of solid lipid curcumin on cognition and mood in a healthy older population found that supplementation with solid lipid curcumin formulation improved cognitive function and reduced fatigue and psychological stress in a healthy older population, which is suggestive of curcumin’s protective potential. Note that the findings were only true of solid lipid curcumin formulations; enhanced with LipiSperse™ technology, a special delivery carrier, HydroCurc® is able to deliver 400% more curcuminoids than other brands of curcumin. HydroCurc® has been formulated for maximum absorption in the body.

More specifically, curcumin has been found to have preventative potential when it comes to Alzheimer’s disease. Epidemiological studies that take into account the amount of curcumin naturally present in diet have demonstrated that in those countries where turmeric consumption is relatively high - namely, India - incidence of Alzheimer’s disease in older age is 4.4 times lower than in western countries where consumption of turmeric is limited. The authors of this particular cross-cultural analysis believe that curcumin can be a promising treatment for Alzheimer's disease, and are now questioning its potential for treating other age-related neurological disorders such as Parkinson's, Huntington's and other dementias.

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LYMA has recently introduced the most exciting new brain health boosting ingredient into our formula: affron®. The world’s best supplement just got even better, if we might say so ourselves. affron® is a highly concentrated standardised saffron extract which can help to protect your brain cells and neural networks from the effects of oxidative stress. Saffron contains a spectrum of antioxidants, but the one we are most interested in when it comes to dementia prevention is safranal. Safranal is the compound responsible for supporting memory, focus and attention and the reason that saffron is often associated with improved brain health and cognitive function. Kaempferol, crocin and crocetin are powerful, protective antioxidants that are also present in affron® and help to keep your brain healthy and functioning optimally as you age.

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A growing body of clinical study has been able to show that the potent antioxidant potential of saffron makes it effective in reducing neurodegeneration and treating Alzheimer’s. Numerous studies have found that saffron, along with turmeric, may even possess the ability to treat patients with Alzheimer’s disease just as effectively as the most commonly prescribed Alzheimer’s drug, Donepezil. Supplementing with saffron and turmeric in place of popping pills could well be the future of dementia-prevention. Not only do the spices have zero side-effects, they do not contain any bulking agents, are totally natural, and work with the body’s natural metabolism. LYMA doesn’t add anything into its formula that could take away from the pure power of our meticulously selected ingredients; our formula is completely safe, natural, allergen-free and has no known side effects whatsoever.

LYMA also contains Cognizin®: the world’s leading nootropic. Cognizin® has been extensively trialled in relation to age-related mental decline and supplementing with Cognizin® has been shown to improve both memory and mood in older people and to prevent or delay the onset of Alzheimer's and dementia. If you want to slow cognitive impairment, supplementing with a daily dose of 250mg of smart drug Cognizin® can really help. Furthermore, no matter your age, supplementing with Cognizin® is associated with enhanced mental performance, improved concentration and a longer attention span.

Clinical studies into the efficacy of Cognizin® have been wide-ranging and have been able to demonstrate dramatically improved recall ability, memory, mood, attention span, focus, and mental processing after supplementing with Cognizin® for just four weeks.

Free radical damage, oxidative stress and inflammation, are leading causes in the age-related cell-breakdown that leads to reduced brain power. The combination of HydroCurc™, affron® and Cognizin® is completely unique to LYMA and has the ability to protect your brain against the free radical damage and inflammaging that cause neurodegeneration and subsequent dementia. Supplementing daily with LYMA can help to slow down the process of mental decline and prevent Alzheimer’s and other diseases from taking hold. For more tips and tricks on how to keep your brain younger for longer, check out our guide to achieving the cognitive prowess of a twenty year old in your fifties.

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