Developed by researchers at McMaster University, it seems to slow the progress of neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis).
The supplement has been in development since the year 2000, and research has so far been carried out on laboratory mice, but the results are very exciting. “The findings are very dramatic. Our hope is that this supplement could offset some very serious illnesses and ultimately improve quality of life,” said senior researcher Jennifer Lemon.
Mice fed the supplement stopped suffering brain cell loss and their cognitive decline stopped. This could be important news for humans because we both share similar brain mechanisms that contribute to neuro-degeneration, the researchers say.
The mice’s vision also improved, as did their sense of smell, and their balance and motor activity also got better.
The next step is research on humans, but that could still be two years away.
(Source: Environmental and Molecular Mutagenesis, 2016; doi: 10.1002/em.22019)