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An Investigation of the Effects of Certain Nutrients and Drugs on the…

by Montross P. Pelton

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Several nutrients and pharmacological agents have been found to enhance intelligence and other mental faculties. This dissertation addresses the prevention of damage to the brain through biological aging and the enhancement of intelligence. It explores the the effectiveness of some of these nutrients and drugs in preventing gradual loss of intelligence in terms of the free radical theory of aging. It also investigates the synergistic effects of several of these supplements in enhancing mental performance.

The free radicals theory of aging is emerging as a primary explanation of the process of biological aging. Free Radicals are molecules which lack an electron thus leaving them with a single exposed, unpaired electron. Free radicals can initiate destructive chain reactions which can cause significant damage to cells and cellular components. This damage results in biological aging.

Oxidative metabolic symptoms have evolved complex mechanisms to prevent uncontrolled free radical damage through the use of anti-oxidants. The effectiveness of these anti-oxidant protective mechanisms is largely a function of nutritional status. The major anti-oxidants are vitamins C, A, E and the mineral Selenium. Dietary supplements with high-dose nutritional anit-oxidants may eventually gain recognition and acceptance for its ability to both prevent chronic degenerative disease.

The scientific literature lists a number of substances which produce significant intelligence and money-enhancing effects in both animal experiments and human trials. The nutrients choline, lecithin, and dimethylaminoethanol enhance memory through stimulation of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine.

The pharmacological agents hydergine, vasopressin, centrophenoxine, and piracetam enhance intelligence and improve memory through a variety of mechanisms. Furthermore, new evidence suggests that combinations of those memory-enhancing agents produce synergistic effects.
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