Thoughts on Better Aging

Pregnenalone and Memory

September 15th, 2016

Supplementing pregnenalone can fight memory loss in 3 ways.

Have memory lapses become a regular occurrence? Perhaps you blank on a coworker’s name, or forget what you meant to pick up at the store. Little memory lapses like these are a common sign of hormone decline.

As testosterone diminishes in men, and estrogen diminishes in women, a chain reaction begins that can affect memory, as well as other aspects of your health. While correcting low testosterone or low estrogen is critical, more can be done.

Renew Youth™ offers other treatment options that will preserve memory, and support overall cognitive function. Pregnenalone supplementation is an excellent example.

What is Pregnenalone?

As a metabolite, pregnenalone is a building block that the body uses to metabolize important hormones like DHEA, testosterone, progesterone, and estrogen. And having healthy levels of these hormones is important for memory. But that’s not the only way pregnenalone helps to reverse memory loss. Pregnenalone can:

Stimulate NMDA Receptors:  To create a memory, nerve cells are stimulated in the brain so they can produce dendrites, and connect neurons. The “switches” that stimulate this process are known as NMDA receptors. Pregnenalone not only helps with memory formation by stimulating NMDA receptors; it also prevents memory loss by protecting the neural networks that store memories.

Neutralize Cortisol: The stress hormone cortisol can cause premature aging throughout the body, including in the brain. Pregenalone acts as a counterbalance to cortisol, helping your body to repair the damage.

Increase Acetylcholine: Research has shown that pregnenalone increases levels of acetylcholine in the brain. Acetylcholine is a key neurotransmitter involved in thought, memory, and control of sleep cycles—especially REM sleep, which is associated with memory. Since acetylcholine becomes deficient in Alzheimer’s patients, there is strong incentive to keep levels healthy.

Do You Need to Supplement Pregnenalone?

At age 30, most people will produce between 30 and 50mg of pregnenalone per day. With age, this number will decline, until by age 75, production is reduced by up to 60%. What’s the best way to know if you would benefit from pregnenalone supplementation? Talk to your Renew Youth™ consultant. We’ll test your pregnenalone levels, and recommend individualized treatment tailored to your specific needs. To learn more, please contact us today.

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