Vital Vitamins For the Prevention of Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia - Part 2

Come on Choline

Choline has been shown to have tremendous results with early onset Alzheimer’s disease and dementia - with no side-effects reported at all on the recommended dose. In the following paragraphs you will be able to find out all you need to know….

Choline (considered to be part of the B vitamin complex) is the active ingredient in Lecithin and was first discovered in 1862 – but it was only in the last 20 years or so that it has been given any serious attention and its role in health really studied.

This ongoing work has shown that it is used by the body to manufacture and maintain healthy cell membranes and promote the manufacture of a specific neurotransmitter (brain chemical) that is used in memory storage. This neurotransmitter is acetylcholine and a decrease in the amount of this chemical (as you will already know!) has been linked in numerous studies to Alzheimer's disease. It is believed that this deficit is due to a decrease of an enzyme that converts dietary choline in to acetylcholine in the brain and therefore would seem the ideal solution...

A study comparing the treatment of Alzheimer’s patients with choline to a placebo group (that didn't receive choline) showed that after 6 months the control group improved whilst the placebo group worsened when their cognition was tested. However, there is only one drawback with the use of choline.

Another study published in Methods and Findings in Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology detected significant improvement in mental performance after only one month of treatment with CDP-choline (which is excellent) but only in subjects with early-onset Alzheimer's.

As with all supplements you intend to start, it is worth checking with you G.P. or healthcare practitioner before you do to ask their advice on dosage, but in studies using choline dosages of 1000mg and 400mg three times daily were used without problem. I would recommend a daily dose of up to 850mg which has been shown to be well tolerated but also necessary to prevent organ damage in many individuals

Author's Bio: 

Dr. Steffan H. Abel D.C. has been involved in Chiropractic and healthcare research for over 20 years. He has run his own successful practice in the north of England for the last 19 years. During which time he has treated over 10,000 patients and given over 100,000 treatments. He has lectured and taught extensively in both Europe and America to students, chiropractors and medical doctors.

He has studied Hypnotherapy, N.L.P. and qualified as a Life Coach. He has also studied various Chiropractic-based treatments (gaining a M.Sc. in post graduate Clinical Chiropractic in 2003) as well as energy therapies such as Seichem and Reiki. In 2001 he became a Fellow of the College of Chiropractors and a Fellow of the Association of Osteomyology and in 2007 became a Fellow of the European Academy of Chiropractic.

In his spare time he spends between 15 and 25 hours per week researching all areas of “alternative” and allopathic healthcare in order to bring the best advice to his patients through his practice and writing and has just finished his latest book The Alzheimer's Alternative ( When not working he is to be found enjoying life with Sue, his partner, – whom he loves tremendously!