Enhancing autophagy looks to be a winning strategy when it comes to neurodegenerative problems and maintaining healthy cognition. Slower is also associated with increased autophagy. One interesting agent with well-recognized effects on autophagy is the natural disaccharide sugar trehalose. Trehalose is found in many organisms, including bacteria, yeast, fungi, insects, invertebrates, and plants. However humans make very little to no trehalose. It functions to protect the integrity of the cell against various environmental stresses like heat, cold, desiccation, dehydration, and oxidation by preventing the disruption of the cell’s protein insides.
Trehalose prevents cells from dehydrating, a phenomena that disrupts much of the cell’s insides in way that are not reparable. Trehalose-treated cells seem to resist this because the trehalose ‘splints’ their inner organelles in place, so that when the cells get a chance to rehydrate they come back good-as-new. Dehydrated cells are common with aging, as the process tends to thin out the cell membrane, making it harder and harder for the cell to maintain its internal water balance.
Trehalose Complex acts on multiple levels:
•May protect nerves from the destructive forces of and environmental toxicity.
•Stimulates the activity of your own neural stem cells
•Energizes your existing nerves to maximize their functional capacity.
•May improve the activity of the brain and nervous system.
Stir Trehalose powder into water with a squeeze of lemon or mix Trehalose with a beneficial juice.