Diary of Unknown Symptoms

Mystery of the Internal Vibration

Entry for August 13, 2007


Another thing about Alzheimer’s disease is you always hear about the high levels of aluminum in Alzheimer patients but scientists don’t know why. I think it’s simple. Low level of zinc causes magnesium loss which causes the rising level of aluminum. 

This is from the Alzheimer’s Society website:

Aluminum

At the present time Aluminum is one of several factors scientists are investigating in the search for a cause of Alzheimer’s disease. The role of aluminum in the body and the brain is not well understood. Scientists disagree as to whether or not there is a connection between aluminum and Alzheimer’s disease.

And here is an article regarding magnesium’s role with aluminum.

The Aluminum – Magnesium Link

Research have suggested that aluminum may be more likely to accumulate in the brains of persons whose diets are magnesium-deficient — which, unfortunately, includes 90% of Americans! Several studies have shown that animals fed diets low in magnesium accumulate high concentrations of aluminum in the Central Nervous System. One of magnesium’s many functions is to activate the enzyme tubulin involved in the maintenance of nerve tissue cells. It has been suggested that when there is not enough Magnesium in the body to plug into the appropriate receptor site on the tubulin enzyme, aluminum takes its place instead. This leads to the inactivation of tubulin and, consequently, inadequate nerve function. Malic acid can pull aluminum away from this enzyme, making a place for magnesium. This may be a protection against Alzheimer’s disease.

Malic Acid is found abundantly in fruits such as apples. Malic Acid is also produced in the human body. It is a metabolite of the Krebs cycle the set of biochemical reactions used to produce 90% of all energy in the cells of the body. Malic Acid readily crosses the Blood-Brain-Barrier and has been shown to bind to aluminum. It functions in the body by drawing aluminum away from the tubulin enzyme, so that Magnesium can plug into the receptor sites instead. Malic Acid’s unique ability to bind with aluminum means it can be flushed out of the body, preventing unwanted build-up.

Because a Magnesium-deficient diet may increase the amount of aluminum taken up and stored by the body, it is vitally important that we take in sufficient amounts.

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August 13, 2007 - Posted by | Health | , , ,

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