Recent evidence suggests that a European medication called Pyritinol
may be an effective treatment for Alzheimer's disease. When compared
Hydergine and placebo, Pyritinol produced continuous improvement
in cognitive function, which was more pronounced than in the Hydergine
group. Pyritinol is used in Europe for the treatment of a wide
variety of neurologic disorders. The Pyritinol molecule is structurally
similar to Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine), but functions in a different
way within the body.
Pyritinol is almost identical to vitamin B6, yet it has no B6
activity. Pyritinol has been used clinically in a wide range of
disorders including cerebral circulatory disorders, alcoholism,
dyslexia, behavioral disorders in children, and stroke.
1. Pyritinol may be useful in various forms of dementia, head
injury, stroke aftermath, coma, and cerebral circulatory disorders.
2. Pyritinol may be useful as an anti-brain aging, cognitive enhancing
3. Pyritinol may be useful as an aid to improved memory, concentration,
alertness and information processing in both young and old.
4. Pyritinol may be useful in Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD).
Pyritinol has been used following head injury and cerebral trauma.
Pyritinol has reduced the normal high death rate in such cases
and has rapidly returned coma patients to more or less normal
waking consciousness, even when the brain injuries were so severe
the patient ultimately died.
Pyritinol has the ability to enhance glucose transport through
the blood-brain. Although the brain is usually less than 2% of
total bodyweight, the brain uses about 20% of the body's total
energy production. Under normal, non-fasting conditions, the brain
can only 'burn' glucose (sugar) for fuel. Unlike virtually all
other body cells, nerve cells cannot use fat as an energy fuel.
Brain cells also cannot store any significant amount of glucose
- they are completely dependent upon a continuous delivery of
glucose from the blood, through the blood-brain barrier. Thus,
brain glucose uptake is a major rate-limiting factor for crucial
brain energy production. Pyritinol has the ability to increase
glucose transport through the blood-brain
Pyritinol is not available in the U.S.
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