The spice saffron is opposed head-to-head against the leading drug for severe Alzheimer’s disease.
What’s the latest on plowing recognition diseases with the spice saffron? As I discuss issues of my video Saffron Versus Memantine( Namenda) for Alzheimer’s, “saffron has been widely used in the Persian traditional medicine for retention difficulties, ” but it wasn’t put to the test until a study showed that Alzheimer’s dementia manifestations continued to worsen on placebo but get better on saffron over a 16 -week period, as “youre seeing” at 0:21 in my video. The investigates concluded that saffron is “safe and effective in mild-to-moderate AD[ Alzheimer’s canker] cases, ” at least in the short term. What about head-to-head against the leading drug used for such patients? Saffron appeared to work just as well–but with significantly less upchuck, a common side effect of the medicine in this study. So, that’s where we were as of 2010. What’s the update?
In 2013, we got the first glimpse of a potential mechanism. Alzheimer’s disease involves “brain gut cell destruction.” Our brain cells can be killed by the buildup of either confusions or amyloid plaques, where aggregates of a protein called amyloid beta “act as a poison.” But, as you can see at 1:13 in my video, adding crocin, the colour tint found in saffron, significantly reduces this amyloid clumping in a petri food, which is an effect that can be plainly received under an electron microscope. So, the factor of saffron that becomes it so colorful appears to have “the ability to prevent amyloid formation.” What about the entanglements? Crocin too seems to be able to block the mess in vitro, as demonstrated once again with electron microscopy. Perhaps this is why saffron helps in Alzheimer’s disease, but this was just for mild-to-moderate Alzheimer’s. Does that mean you have to catch it early? What about moderate-to-severe Alzheimer’s?
We didn’t know, until a study compared saffron head-to-head against the leading drug for severe Alzheimer’s. Once again, saffron seemed to work just as well, as you can see at 2:01 in my video. In fact, one might consider saffron manipulated even better because there haven’t been any serious adverse effects attributed to saffron, whereas the drug is associated with high risks of sleepiness, force amplification, fluster, hypertension, nervous system diseases, and falling.
The saffron study wasn’t funded by add-on or spice companies–just noncommercial public gifts. But, all the studies were done in Iran, which switches about 90 percent of the saffron pasture. So, promoting saffron uptake may be of national interest, just like the New Zealand government stores research on kiwifruit–though who else is going to fund studies on a simple spice?
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