A great deal of research is being done on Alzheimer’s disease (AD) because there are close to 5 million individuals living with this incurable disorder. So far no treatment has helped but a recent study suggests that perhaps the cure for AD may be available in a bottle.
Some of the pathology behind AD is understood and most of the newer treatments are focusing on methods to replenish nerve function or replace the lost neurotransmitter in the brain. Researchers at MIT have come up with a drink called “Souvenaid” or “brain food” which is taken under the advice of a physician and can help restore neurotransmitter balance in patients with AD. This medical drink has 3 chemicals, uridine, choline and the omega-3 fatty acids.
When these three chemicals enter the brain, they restore brain function says researcher Dr. Richard Wurtman, professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and co-author of the study. Uridine is a molecule utilized in the genetic code and a member of the vitamin B family and omega fatty acids are in ample quantities in fish (Mind you people have been taking both fish and mega doses of vitamins for the past 30 years and this has never been shown to decrease or prevent AD!).