Tuesday, 20 August 2013
THE MIGHTY COPPER ALZHEIMERISED.
Act, don't react!
Some important trace or minor minerals, necessary for mammalian life, include iron, cobalt, copper, zinc, molybdenum, iodine, and selenium.
Don't we know, activity and sadness are incompatible, yet what has the useful copper meddling with the brain and anti-cobbling Alzheimer's?
Copper is essential to all living organisms as a trace dietary mineral because it is a key constituent of the respiratory enzyme complex cytochrome c oxidase. In molluscs and crustacea copper is a constituent of the blood pigment hemocyanin, which is replaced by the iron complexed hemoglobin in fish and other vertebrates. The main areas where copper is found in humans are liver, muscle and bone. Copper compounds are used as bacteriostatic substances, fungicides, and wood preservatives (longevity).
The common conception is that motivation leads to action, but the reverse is true action precedes motivation. You have to "prime the pump" and get the juice flowing, which motivates you to work on your goals.
However, we have extensive exposure to copper. The mineral appears in drinking watercarried by copper pipes, in nutritional supplements, and in foods such as red meat, shellfish, nuts, and many fruits and vegetables, according to a news release. Copper plays an important and healthy role in nerve conduction, bone growth, the formation of connective tissue and hormone secretion.
Somehow, Copper appears to be one of the main environmental factors that cause Alzheimer's disease and contribute to its progression, according to a study of mice and, in some phases, human brain cells.
The common metal prevents the clearance and accelerates the accumulation of toxic proteins in the brain, researchers observed.
The road of life can only reveal itself as it is traveled; each turn in the road reveals a surprise. Man's future is hidden.
Probably, over time, copper's cumulative effect is to impair the systems by which amyloid beta is removed from the brain, as mentioned in a medical centre news.
This impairment is one of the key factors that cause the protein to accumulate in the brain and form the plaques that are the hallmark of Alzheimer's disease.
The mark of a good action is that it appears inevitable in retrospect.
This study found, however, that copper can accumulate in the brain and cause the blood brain barrier, which controls what enters and exits the brain to break down, resulting in the accumulation of the protein amyloid beta, which has been linked to Alzheimer's disease.
All such action would cease if those powerful elemental forces were to cease stirring within us.