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  • Dagmar

    May 7, 2021 at 12:17 pm

    This is an interesting article on neuron health and how to maintain our brain neurons for improved memory, attitude and thinking.

    Now if they only could figure out how to maintain & improve MOTOR neurons – – then, that indeed would be news.

    • Deleted User

      Deleted User
      May 7, 2021 at 8:48 pm

      Studies going back to 1950 have shown that NGF works on peripheral neurons in vertebrae. It has been studied in diabetic neuropathy for the last decade + as well. If I were to put it bluntly, the potential in NGF’s have been vastly under-studied until recently. Current studies are directed at regeneration after stroke, which is a big jump from nootropics. In the 1950s they documented NGF use on motor neurons in mice and primates. In the 1990s motor neuron regeneration using NGF’s was proven on humans, but nobody jumped on it for MND’s.

      “Basic and clinical studies have been undertaken to use NGF as a therapeutic agent aimed at restoring and maintaining neuronal function in the central nervous system and to determine the mechanisms to safely deliver the molecule into the brain. Recent studies have also recognized that the role of NGF extends far beyond the horizon of nerve cells and even beyond the peripheral and central nervous system.” (Growth Factors. 2013 Aug;31(4):115-22.doi: 10.3109/08977194.2013.804073.2013 Jun 19.) <-DATE shows you how long they have known.

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