Category Archives: Neurodegeneration

Neuroprotective Effects of Olive Oil Terpenoids

Olive oil is a rich source of phytochemicals, many of which may confer beneficial health effects to humans. Nutritional studies initially concentrated on the fatty acid content of olive oil to explain its health effects, but more recently it has … Continue reading

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Neuroprotective Effects of Maca (Lepidium meyenii)

Maca (Lepidium meyenii) is a plant that grows at high altitude in parts of South America. The plant is used in traditional medicine for its effects of physical performance. Evidence suggests that maca may have beneficial effects on the central … Continue reading

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Tribulus terrestris: Neuroprotective?

Tribulus terrestris is a plant used in traditional medicine for its anti-cancer, anti-diabetic, antispasmodic, cardioprotective, diuretic, immunomodulatory and nervous system activity. Evidence suggests that Tribulus terrestris contains phytochemicals that confer antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects on the consumer. These antioxidant and … Continue reading

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Tribulus terrestris as  neuroprotective Agent

Tribulus terrestris is a herbal treatment used in traditional medicine for its anticancer, anti-diabetic, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac, cardio tonic, diuretic, nerve tonic and immunomodulatory effects. Like all plants, Triubulus terrestris is a rich source of phytochemicals that may have significant medicinal … Continue reading

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Anthocyanins Are Neuroprotective

Anthocyanins are phytochemicals belonging to the flavonoid group. Anthocyanins are polyphenols and this gives them significant antioxidant potential. Anthocyanins are found in high concentrations in fruits and vegetables with red pigments including berries, red cabbage and beetroot. The exact profile … Continue reading

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Terpenes and Mental Health

Terpenes are a group of phytochemicals associated most commonly with plants, where they function as secondary metabolites. However, other organisms produce terpenes. Ganoderma is a basidiomycete fungus that produces terpenes. Ganoderma atrium has been shown to possess a number of … Continue reading

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Neuroprotective Spices

Dietary neuroprotection describes the beneficial effects conferred to brain and central nervous tissue by food. Many foods have been shown to confer such neuroprotection and the way this occurs can be via multiple mechanisms, some of which are well reported. … Continue reading

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Is fasting Neuroprotective?

A number of therapeutic effects of energy restriction and fasting have been identified and these relate to a wide range of conditions, including mood disorders. The underlying mechanism for this appears to be a reduction in immune system activation and … Continue reading

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Neuroprotective Effects for Hericium erinaceus

Hericium erinaceus is a fungus used in traditional medicine, and studies suggest that it possesses a number of medicinal properties. These effects include mood elevating effects. The mood elevating effects of the fungus may stem from its neuroprotective ability. For … Continue reading

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Is Fasting Neuroprotective?

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