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Abstract Title:

[Synergistic application of zinc and vitamin C to support memory, attention and the reduction of the risk of the neurological diseases].

Abstract Source:

Zh Nevrol Psikhiatr Im S S Korsakova. 2017 ;117(7):112-119. PMID: 28805771

Abstract Author(s):

O A Gromova, I Yu Torshin, A V Pronin, M A Kilchevsky

Article Affiliation:

O A Gromova

Abstract:

Zinc and vitamin C supplementation of the body is important for CNS functioning. Zinc ions are involved in the neurotransmission (signal transmission from acetylcholine, catecholamine, serotonin, prostaglandin receptors) and in ubiquitin-related protein degradation. Zinc deficits are associated with Alzheimer's disease and depression. Zinc supplementation (10-30 mg daily) improves neurologic recovery rate in patients with stroke and brain injury, has a positive impact on memory and reduces hyperactivity in children. Vitamin C, a zinc synergist, maintains antioxidant resources of the brain, synaptic activity and detoxification. Vitamin C in dose 130-500 mg daily should be used to prevent dementia and neurodegenerative pathology.

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