GAD: Memory Disability
The Ginseng Lawsuit is one of the most famous products in the history of mankind. Before the appearance of Ginseng, man has used other natural remedies that may have been equally or even more effective. For instance, the wild pansy fruit, Panax Ginseng was used by early Indians as an antidote for poison. Today it is used as an appetite suppressant, painkiller and anti-diarrheal.
Ginkgo Biloba is well known to improve memory, concentration, and mood. It also increases endurance and mental clarity. However, when taken with Ginseng, it becomes a powerful inhibitor of the enzyme A GABA (angiotensin-type A) that is responsible for the excretion of glutamate, a compound that causes seizures in the human body. It is thus believed that a link might exist between Ginseng and seizure disorders.
Glutamate is the neurotransmitter in the human brain that is responsible for impulses that travel from one cell to another.
It is transported to all parts of the body via the nerves. However, some of its functions are affected by the presence of toxins such as lead. Excessive levels of the toxin can impair the ability of the neurons to send impulses, resulting in a diminished ability to focus on a task and even to notice that task.
Glutamate inhibits the excretion of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter. Acetylcholine is thought to be responsible for a number of mental and physical symptoms.
Thus, it might explain why some people have short-term memory loss, while others can think and remember things for hours after they have been immobilized. The symptoms fade away shortly after the patient is awake. But in patients who have been immobilized, the deficits continue and may become severe over a longer period of time, until the patient begins to show signs of amnesia and dementia.
One of the proposed methods to block the effects of the toxin is by using GAD.
The method is relatively new, but has already produced results. Patients with mild cognitive impairment who had undergone this type of therapy showed improvement, as did patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease. And unlike some other medications, this medication appears to increase brain cell growth.
GAD is an extremely safe medication that does not result in serious side effects.
However, it is important to note that even the smallest amounts can affect brain function. That is why it is very important to use GAD only under medical supervision. In the event of an emergency, your doctor will be able to determine whether or not you need to take GAD under the emergency category.