How dietary FGF can aid persons with Alzheimer’s disease
Alzheimer’s disease or AD as a chronic neurodegenerative disease that usually starts slowly and gets worse over time. Mostly affected are seniors with rare cases of the diseases coming at an earlier age. It is the cause of 60% to 70% of cases of dementia. Average life expectancy following diagnosis is three to nine years. 
Doctors describe it as being imprisoned in one’s own rapidly shrinking brain. As the patient’s brain slowly dies, they change physically and eventually forget who their loved ones are. They lose contact of the world they used to know. Patients may eventually be unable to move, eat, or drink.
Cause and drug treatment
About 70% of the risk is believed to be genetic and constant depression increases the risk. There are no drug treatments that can stop, delay or reverse the disease. Once diagnosed, it progresses. Some experience temporary improvements but nonetheless leads to the eventual “death of the brain”.
Dietary supplementation fo Alzheimer
Fibroblast Growth Factor (contained in the OPT9 formula of Laminine) is an ideal dietary supplement for persons with Alzheimer’s or Dementia or a prevention of it. A person that has Alzheimer’s often withdraw from family activities and the public. With no physical and mental activity, the body functions are gradually lost ultimately leading to the demise.
Can Laminine work?
The protein food supplement Laminine help boosts mental focus and acuity, it also strengthens energy levels, especially those in their senior years or is experiencing body pains that are a result of aging.
Laminine has an antiaging effect that helps maintain active and healthy brain cells. It helps balance and maintains hormones at bay, such as cortisol, that may affect bodily functions.
Several members of the FGF family, in particular, FGF2 that is found in the PESE ingredient of Laminine, are intimately involved in neuronal protection and repair after ischemic, metabolic or traumatic brain injury. This can include brain nerve damage such as a stroke or an accident.
The expression of Fgf2 mRNA and protein is strongly upregulated (increase in a cellular response), after neuronal damage. Given its survival-promoting effects on cultured neurons, exogenous FGF2 was tested in several animal models of stroke and excitotoxic damage, in which it consistently proved protective against neuronal loss.” Neuronal is a specialized, impulse-conducting cell that is the functional unit of the nervous system. (Source: NCBI)
FGF2 may provide brain protection by interfering with a number of signaling pathways. FGF2 may also prevent apoptosis or “cell death” by strengthening anti-apoptotic (anti-death) pathways and promotes neurogenesis (the growth and development of nervous tissue) in an adult. The protective action of FGF2 is thus linked to brain cell repair, but not necessarily saying it can also work for Alzheimer’s disease. 
Fibroblast Growth Factor has multiple, pleiotropic effects on the nervous system that include neurogenesis, neuroprotection and neuroplasticity. It may have profound impact in brain function (SFN).
DISCLAIMER: Although the FGFs play key roles in a variety of physiological and pathological events in development and adult life (Bikfalvi et al., 1997), the specific function of each FGF family member in vivo has not been fully established.
 Alzheimer’s Disease
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