January is Alzheimer’s National Awareness Month, and what a better way to kick off this month than by looking at a new study in the medical journal JAMA about vitamin E and dementia. The study found people with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease on high doses of vitamin E had a slower rate of decline than those given a placebo pill. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-25552768
A lot of the vitamin E on the market are synthetic meaning they aren’t even derived from plants, most are created in the lab. Alpha-tocotrienol is the most active form of vitamin E and has also been found to have protective effects on brain cells. Ask your naturopathic doctor which vitamin E is best to combat dementia.