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MEMORY

T&C Compounding has the most advanced compounded medications for brain health

BRAIN HEALTH

T&C Compounding understands the importance of taking care of your brain health and maintaining/improving cognition. Poor cognition and brain health can be extremely detrimental to the quality of life you live. T&C provides to most advanced preventative supplements and compounded medications to best serve our community.

Alzheimer’s

The increase in the incidence of Alzheimer’s disease is a concern shared by most Americans. The process of aging is challenging enough without fear of declining cognitive function. Inflammation, the development of plaque in the brain, decreased numbers of neurotransmitters, and decreased circulation are all cited as causative agents leading to the onset of Alzheimer’s.

Some nutritional supplements have proven beneficial in the prevention of brain deterioration and the support of brain health. The essential fatty acids found in fish oil, particularly DHA, provide an anti-inflammatory activity in the brain tissue and help to protect the covering of the brain cells. Acetyl-l-carnitine has demonstrated a valuable role in protecting cognitive function. It is neuroprotective, acts as an antioxidant, and helps to increase the production of neurotransmitters in the brain, particularly the main neurotransmitter, acetylcholine. Phosphatidyl serine is another supplement that has demonstrated value in preserving brain function by its ability to minimize the formation of amyloid plaque, a major contributor to the development of Alzheimer’s disease.

Current Alzheimer’s drugs support brain processes
through two different mechanisms:

1) Cholinesterase inhibitors work by slowing down the process that breaks down a key neurotransmitter. Donepezil, galantamine and rivastigmine are cholinesterase inhibitors.

2) Memantine, the fifth Alzheimer’s drug, is an NMDA (N-methyl-D-aspartate) receptor antagonist, which works by regulating the activity of glutamate, an important neurotransmitter in the brain involved in learning and memory. Attachment of glutamate to cell surface “docking sites” called NMDA receptors permits calcium to enter the cell. This process is important for cell signaling, as well as learning and memory. In Alzheimer’s disease, however, excess glutamate can be released from damaged cells, leading to chronic overexposure to calcium, which can speed up cell damage. Memantine helps prevent this destructive chain of events by partially blocking the NMDA receptors.

The effectiveness of cholinesterase inhibitors and memantine varies across the population.

The best option for supporting cognitive function is to utilize a synergistic combination of nutrients working through various pathways for the total enhancement of mental clarity, the improvement in memory retention and the development of attention. Cognitive decline begins decades before cognitive loss is actually noted. But taking the steps now to help maintain cognitive function will be rewarded in the years to come. T&C Compounding has everything you need for brain health.

Would you like a referral to a prescriber who specializes in memory?

We work closely with many providers that specialize in memory and can be empathetic to your situation. Would you like a referral, where we can all work together to help you feel better? Contact Us for a list of practitioners we work with.

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