New pill for Alzheimer’s available in Spain

LAST UPDATED: 25 Aug, 2012 @ 08:15
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New pill for Alzheimer’s available in Spain

By Rund Abdelfatah

A PILL to treat Alzheimer’s could now help nearly 800,000 people in Spain currently suffering from the disease.

Betrinac, developed by Welsh physician Andrew McCaddon, has been shown to successfully treat those with memory problems in the United States.

And it has now become available for purchase in Spain and throughout Europe.

Touted as a vitamin supplement, the new pill is believed to more effectively combat memory loss than previous treatments, which contain B vitamins alone.

The key ingredient is an antioxidant called NAC – found in a range of foods including peppers and asparagus – that acts by increasing the amount of glutathione in the brain, a compound involved in making a major neurotransmitter called acetylcholine, which Alzheimer’s patients are lacking.

More acetylcholine means greater memory function and reduced symptoms.

NAC is already used to treat paracetamol poisoning – also known as Tylenol overdose – and to break up the mucus in the lungs of cystic fibrosis patients.

Doctors are optimistic that it will produce positive results in Alzheimer’s patients.

For more information or to purchase the pill, visit www.betrinac.com

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