As the fall season begins, with the leaves changing and the temperatures cooling - people are taking the time to reflect.
In addition to marking the beginning of fall, September is Alzheimer's Awareness Month. More than 7 million Americans and Canadians experience dementia or Alzheimer’s disease – and sadly, there is no known direct cure.
Several studies conducted by leading international research groups, however, may have found a possible treatment. Their research has uncovered evidence of calcium signaling playing an important role in the brain’s learning and memory formation process. Continue reading to learn more about this promising discovery.
CALCIUM IS KEY TO MEMORY FORMATION
The brain and body need healthy levels of calcium to function properly. This is because calcium plays a critical role in how the brain communicates – by regulating the neuron’s cell signaling, and in promoting the communication between cells.
When neurons communicate, they create pathways that form the building blocks for new memories and skills. However, when there is an imbalance of calcium levels – a term referred to as calcium homeostasis – the consequences can be dire.
- · Low levels of calcium impact our cognitive function by impairing cell signaling. This may lead to hypocalcemia. Symptoms include confusion, memory loss, delirium, and depression.
- · High levels of calcium impact the vascular system by way of calcification (or the buildup of calcium in the body tissues). This may suffocate the cells to the point of cell death in the brain.
Maintaining the right calcium levels is therefore paramount in achieving optimal cognitive function.
NOT ALL CALCIUM SUPPLEMENTS ARE CREATED EQUAL
If you’re not getting enough calcium from the foods you eat, you may be interested in taking calcium supplements. If this is the choice you’re making, that’s great – but please note that not all calcium supplements are effective and safe.
Most supplements on the market are forms of protein-bound calcium – and when they are not taken properly, they may do more harm than good. You see, an excess amount of protein-bound calcium can clog up the vascular systems, calcifying the body and brain, and potentially leading to cell death.
Your health and safety are crucial. With that in mind, the key to improving cognitive function is in finding the right kind of calcium supplement that can energize your brain cells without harmful outcomes.
HOW TO SAFELY SUPPLY THE RIGHT AMOUNT OF CALCIUM TO THE BRAIN
Marah Natural's proprietary SAC Formulation Technology features physiologically-active ionic calcium that is safe to use. Made from sustainably harvested oyster shells, sourced locally in British Columbia, the product is designed to naturally increase the body’s calcium levels.
How does it work? The calcium carbonate is extracted from the oyster shells using our proprietary process. Everything takes place in our lab in the Greater Vancouver area. And since calcium carbonate has a sigma anti-binding molecule with a weak bonding force, the molecules are seamlessly absorbed and delivered to the cells – making our technology effective without the risk of calcification.
This process also leads to improved calcium signaling, which can help improve brain function, memory, and learning. Marah Natural's Alzi-Cel is specifically designed to promote the calcium levels in the brain’s cells to promote healthy cognitive function.
Curious about Marah Natural’s SAC Formulation Technology? Interested in learning more about Alzi-Cel – our supplement focused on promoting cognitive function? Please click the link below for details.