“A diet rich in vitamin E and carotenoids, including lycopene, may reduce the speed of cognitive decline, according to a large prospective cohort study.” [Source: nutraingredients.com]
A number of nutrients have been found to protect against cognitive decline. In addition to vitamin E and carotenoids such as lycopene, research has shown that omega-3 fatty acids, B vitamins, and antioxidants are particularly important.
A study published in 2015 by scientists in the UK found that when accompanied by high levels of omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins B6, B12 and folic acid can protect against brain shrinkage, a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease.
To read about Dr. Rath’s recommendations for daily micronutrient supplementation, see the special Cellular Health feature on our website.
To learn more about phytonutrients, check out the ‘Health Benefits of Phytobiologicals’ feature on our website.