If you’re worried about keeping your wits about you as you get older, you might feel helpless… or out of control.
After all, the biggest risk factor for cognitive issues and forms of dementia like Alzheimer’s disease is AGING.
You can’t stop the clock… or slam the brakes on Father Time.
But you don’t have to take the “fast lane” to old age, either.
Because there’s an herb that’s a MIRACLE for keeping your brain from growing old.
It combats pretty much anything that tries to DAMAGE or KILL your brain cells.\
And it can keep you SHARP and INDEPENDENT long into your “golden years.”
4 pillars of saving your brain
Yerba santa (Eriodictyon californicum) is a “sacred herb” that comes from a native Californian shrub.
The indigenous tribes of the Sunshine State valued the medicinal plant more highly than any other.
They used it to treat pain and headaches… and they always made sure that their elders had an abundant supply.
Yerba santa was a surefire way to keep their tribal leaders quick-witted, WAY into old age.
We’ve known for a while that yerba santa can protect your brain… but the mainstream has REFUSED to invest the TIME or MONEY into studying it any further.
Until recently, it’s only been used outside of folk medicine to mask the bitter taste of medications.
But now, scientists from the Paul F. Glenn Center for Aging Research at the Salk Institute in San Diego have identified the main neuroprotective component in yerba santa… and how it works.
The flavonoid sterubin is the most promising natural breakthrough in brain health yet.
In fact, it sweeps the floor with other compounds that have shown neuroprotective potential.
And that may be because it can break through cell membranes more easily than any other brain-promoting compound we’ve found to date.
It clears the “plaques and tangles” in the brain that are associated with Alzheimer’s… but we now know that amyloid deposits aren’t the only culprit behind cognitive woes.
Thankfully, sterubin doesn’t stop there.
According to the latest research on mice, it battles brain drain in four other crucial ways:
- Anti-inflammatory: When inflammation activates your brain’s immune cells (a.k.a. microglia), they produce a wide array of molecules that can promote neurodegeneration. One of the anti-inflammatory functions of sterubin is as a COX2 inhibitor – exactly how many NSAIDs work.
- Antioxidant: It increases the levels of the “master antioxidant” glutathione in the brain. Aging brains tend to become depleted of glutathione, which can result in oxidative stress that KILLS your brain cells.
- Detoxifying: Sterubin binds to iron and helps sweep it out of your brain (and body). This can REVERSE ferroptosis – a kind of programmed cell death that depends on the presence of iron.
- Promotes growth: By mimicking the signaling mechanism that promotes neuronal survival, you can not only lose LESS brain cells… but also GROW a bigger brain!
Yerba santa supplements are available – but the content of their most active ingredient may vary.
Certainly this latest research will catch the eye of Big Pharma, which will try to isolate and chemically synthesize sterubin into a patentable drug.
And who knows what kind of monstrous side effects that will bring… when yerba santa has been proven perfectly safe?
In the meantime, look for ways to address all four of the above pillars of cognitive loss.
You can fight inflammation with curcumin (the compound found in turmeric)… increase glutathione levels by supplementing with NAC… and talk to your doc about safe and natural alternatives for iron chelation.