A new study suggests that people with early Alzheimer’s disease can be benefited by a drink containing some special nutrients.
Online edition of Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease contained this report, published on 10 July.
Alzheimer patients lose memory as the disease progresses due to the deteriorating connectivity among brain cells. Souvenaid, drink with special nutrients, can improvise this connection, said Dr. Richard Wurtman, Massachusetts Institute of Technology scientist.
Sovenaid contains three ingredients, choline, uridine and omega-3 fatty acids. Choline is B vitamin and can be found in meats, nuts and eggs. Fishes, eggs, flaxseed and meat of grass fed animals have omega-3 fatty acids. Uridine can also be gained from some food as part of RNA and it helps in making protein in the body.
These nutrients with some other essential proteins are required to make cell membranes that form synapses(connections between brain cells).
But according to William Thies, vice president for medical and scientific affairs at the Alzheimer’s Association, Souvenaid requires more research before it could go public and even then consumers need to be cautious.