Dr. Bob was a MD internal
medicine, orthomolecular doctor, MD psychiatrist, chiropractor, and healer 65
years. He was a diabetic who
lived to 108 years with only 1 side effect 2 years before he passed away.
Dr. Bob stated vitamin B5 is
essential in any nutritional anti-aging of the brain protocols.
Additionally, the ratios and amounts needed for vitamin B5 for
anti-aging of the brain tissue, are generally overlooked.
Anti-aging of the brain protocols
are beginning to emerge in books, publications, radio, television, and other
media. The basic idea is aging of
the brain can be slowed down, stopped, and in some cases reversed. There are several methods modern science uses to anti-age
brain tissue. Exercise,
nutrition, even brainwork, and other methods are advised for anti-aging of
brain tissue. However, these
anti-aging ideas may not be as essential as restoring declining levels of
neurotransmitters (the chemical messengers of the brain).
The reason is declining levels or imbalances of neurotransmitters
may result in decreased brain circulation, nerve and brain cell death, and
other declining function. Replacing
levels of neurotransmitters back to optimal levels can regenerate the nervous
neurotransmitters to optimal levels can aid in recovering brain function.
For example, restoring neurotransmitters can improve memory like long
and short term; reverse brain aging especially in the substantial nigra where
many of the first effects of degenerative brain aging are felt, help to
properly catabolize fat which is essential to prevent oxidation damage, can
often aid in some recovery of the senses, and many more improvements by
replacing levels of neurotransmitters back to optimal levels.
The key point in this article is
to understand the value of vitamin B5 for brain tissue.
Vitamin B5 is the vitamin that basically runs the brain.
Vitamin B5 is essential to metabolize choline.
Choline is the step before many of the neurotransmitters are produced.
Choline is metabolized (broken down) and converted into some of the
neurotransmitters. Vitamin B5 is
needed for brain metabolism. Also
the ratio of vitamin B5 to choline is vital.
Dr Bob advised the ratio of vitamin B5 to brain supplements, such as
phosphatidyl choline, acetyl-L-carnitine, L-phenylalanine, and other such
supplements, is about one to three. Furthermore,
Dr. Bob stated science is well aware of the need for high requirements of
vitamin B5 in brain supplementation. He
said this is overlooked by almost all MD's and scientists who write about
anti-aging nutritional brain protocols.
High requirements for B5 are
necessary in order for the chemical reactions in the brain to take place. For example, many anti-aging of the brain protocols recommend
500-1500 mg of acetyl-L-carnitine. For
1500 mg of acetyl-L-carnitine Dr. Bob advises you take 500 mg of vitamin B5,
to provide enough B5 to metabolize the ALC.
The efficiency of the ALC will be reduced if the right amounts of B5
are not used. This will result in
not getting your money's worth from the materials you have purchased such as
the supplements and books. You
may receive little or no improvement at all without vitamin B5.
There are more concentrated
choline products coming out as supplements, such as cytidine-choline (CDP)
which is used in Europe for many brain trauma conditions.
According to Dr. Bob, more potent choline supplements will need ratios
of one half to one or even one-to-one for vitamin B5 to these more
concentrated cholines. For
example, in some instances 125 mg to 250 mg of B5 will be needed with 250 mg
Dr. Bob notes - Dr. Bob reminded
everyone supplementing large quantities of B5, such as 500 mg to 1000 mg a
day, it can be slightly acidic on the stomach.
Therefore Dr. Bob recommended crackers or something similar to
neutralize the slight production of acid.
Also biotin and B5 work together.
Dr. Bob advised supplementing B5 and biotin at the same time.
He recommended 2-3 grams of biotin daily.
Note Ė In order for these anti-aging ideas to be successful, you must use supplements of the highest quality. Dr. Bob often said, "almost all supplement companies produce poor quality." You can consider the product page of this web site. Almost all the products met Dr. Bobís approval. Since he passed away we have attempted to keep the same high standards.
WARNING: DO NOT STOP ANY TREATMENT OR MEDICATION YOU CURRENTLY USE. CONSULT WITH YOUR DOCTOR BEFORE STARTING THE USE OF SUPPLEMENTS.
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