A new animal study from Japan suggests that vitamin D may help clear the brain of amyloid beta, a toxic protein-like compound that accumulates in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients, according to RealAge.com.
This animal study further validates the results of a previous study done in human Alzheimer’s patients. In the human study, vitamin D was given along with curcumin (found in the spice turmeric) and the combination appeared to stimulate the immune system in a way that helped clear the brain of toxic amyloid beta.
The new animal study suggests that vitamin D alone may be able to clear the brain of plaques. Even more impressive–the lab animals that received vitamin D were able to remove a significant amount of amyloid beta buildup in their brains, literally overnight. It appears that vitamin D may somehow regulate production of transporter proteins that carry amyloid beta across the blood-brain barrier and out of the brain.
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They recommend exposing uncovered arms and legs to bright, mid-day sun between the hours of 10:00 am and 4:00 pm. (Exposure of 25% or more of the body’s total skin surface is necessary and protection of sun sensitive areas, like the face, is advised.)