Alzheimer’s patients need antioxidants to combat the oxidative stress that is destroying neurons in their brains. Of the many choices for antioxidants, I treated my mother with ginko biloba, selenium, and grape seed extract. Were she alive today, I would probably add acai and plant sterols to that list.
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Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that should be taken by nearly all people, not just those afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease. Antioxidants help remove so-called “free radical” oxygen that is harmful to cells, especially nerve cells in the brain. It turns out that Vitamin E is more potent in the body when taken simultaneously with Vitamin C. These two vitamins have a synergistic effect.
Natural Sulforaphane from Broccoli Sprouts: A Supplement with Antioxidant, Antidiabetic, Anticarginogenic, and Anti-Inflammatory Functions
Researchers at the University of Michigan (U of M) Comprehensive Cancer Center believe that sulforaphane could become both a novel and highly effective treatment for breast cancer. Current chemotherapy treatments attack rapidly dividing cells but do nothing to stop cancer stem cells — the small number of specific cells responsible for fueling the growth of cancerous breast tumors.  In laboratory experiments, sulforaphane was shown to target and kill cancer stem cells and prevented new malignancies from growing.