Activate Now
 
ProHealth health Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Home  |  Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help
Facebook Google Plus
Fibromyalgia  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & M.E.  Lyme Disease  Natural Wellness  Supplement News  Forums  Our Story
Store     Brands   |   A-Z Index   |   Best Sellers   |   New Products   |   Deals & Specials   |   Under $10   |   SmartSavings Club

Trending News

Decreased levels of vitamin D associated with reduced methylation in African American teens

Sweep Away Senile Cells

PAIN'S SECRET MESSAGE: Why Prince Didn't Need to Die

8 Hacks to Slash Medication Costs

7 Natural Ways to Prevent Diabetes

New Study Shows Optimized Curcumin Stops Inflammation

Relief from Common Digestive Distress

What Foods Can Help Fight the Risk of Chronic Inflammation?

Block The Vascular Origins Of Cognitive Decline

SURVEY: Should Opioids Be Restricted for Chronic Illness?

 
Print Page
Email Article

Creatine May Offer Protection to Alzheimers Patients

  [ 366 votes ]   [ Discuss This Article ]
By Deborah Cooper • www.ProHealth.com • August 2, 2000


Creatine, a dietary supplement better known in the athletic world than in neuroscience, may have protective benefits for people with Alzheimer’s. According to a study in the June 15 issue of the Journal of Neuroscience, mice that were fed creatine experienced significant protective effects on their brains.

Creatine is a naturally-occurring compound that affects energy metabolism. According to Ethan Signer, Professor Emeritus of Biology at MIT, neurodegenerative diseases in general are often accompanied by deficiencies in energy metabolism. “It is possible that supplementation with creatine…might in principle compensate for that deficiency.” He noted that there have been previous studies indicating lowered activity of creatine metabolic enzymes in Alzheimer affected brains.

The team of scientists drawn from several leading US research institutes, including Harvard Medical School and Cornell University, tested creatine on mice who were artificially given the gene for the neurological disorder Huntington’s disease.

The primary conclusions were that creatine supplementation in mice significantly improved survival, slowed the development of brain atrophy, decreased body weight loss and improved motor performance. Overall, the results showed that disruption to specific metabolic processes, at least in a mouse model, may present a new strategy for slowing down degenerative processes.

Signer commented that the benefits appear to occur despite the different genetic patterns of disorders like Huntingtons Disease, Lou Gehrig’s and Alzheimer’s. “I wouldn't be at all surprised if creatine were found to have a benefit for AD comparable to that already found in Huntingtons Disease, ALS and Parkinson’s Disease models.”

Although this study did not specifically test creatine on mice with Alzheimer’s, creatine is considered completely safe for humans and is available without prescription. Signer therefore proposes that this “could be considered an argument for taking it on a speculative basis.”



Post a Comment

Featured Products From the ProHealth Store
FibroSleep™ Vitamin D3 Extreme™ Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor®

Looking for Vitamins, Herbs and Supplements?
Search the ProHealth Store for Hundreds of Natural Health Products


Article Comments



Be the first to comment on this article!

Post a Comment


 
20 Helpful Tips for Cleaning and Organizing When You're Chronically Ill

Featured Products

Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil Ultra EPA - Fish Oil
Ultra concentrated source of essential fish oils
Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Energy NADH™ 12.5mg
Improve Energy & Cognitive Function
Optimized Curcumin Longvida® Optimized Curcumin Longvida®
Supports Cognition, Memory & Overall Health
Ultra ATP+, Double Strength Ultra ATP+, Double Strength
Get energized with malic acid & magnesium

Natural Remedies

Health Benefits Are Brewing in Green Tea Health Benefits Are Brewing in Green Tea
Rejuvenating the Brain - How PQQ Helps Power Up Mental Processing Rejuvenating the Brain - How PQQ Helps Power Up Mental Processing
How I Found My Long-Lost Energy How I Found My Long-Lost Energy
Olea25 Olive Hydroxytyrosol Hits Astonishing 68,000+ ORAC Antioxidant Value Olea25 Olive Hydroxytyrosol Hits Astonishing 68,000+ ORAC Antioxidant Value
Energy Breakthrough - One Fibromyalgia Patient’s Fortuitous Discovery Energy Breakthrough - One Fibromyalgia Patient’s Fortuitous Discovery

CONTACT US
ProHealth, Inc.
555 Maple Ave
Carpinteria, CA 93013
(800) 366-6056  |  Email

· Become a Wholesaler

· Affiliate Program
SHOP WITH CONFIDENCE
Credit Card Processing
SUBSCRIBE AND SAVE 15% NOW*
Be the first to know about new products, special discounts and the latest health news. *New subscribers only

CONNECT WITH US ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus

© 2016 ProHealth, Inc. All rights reserved. Store  |  Customer Service  |  Guarantee  |  Privacy  |  Contact Us  |  Library  |  RSS  |  Site Map