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STUMBLED UPON: Do We Have A Cure For Lou Gehrig's Disease? (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis)

•, By Bill Sardi

Researchers writing in the Annual Review of Biochemistry have been investigating SOD1—superoxide dismutase 1 – an internally made enzymatic antioxidant and ALS.  When the human body is biologically stressed SOD-1 is produced from copper-zinc precursors.  Somehow in the development of ALS zinc-copper SOD1 becomes toxic, destroying motor neurons (nerves used for movement).

In a more recent report published in Neurobiology of Disease we learn that the provision of copper lengthens the lifespan of ALS mice by 25%.

Then, apparently on the cusp of a cure, researcher Stephen Byer indicates a zinc/copper drug is being tested and winks his eye to say, if you read between the lines, that maybe ALS patients ought to be taking copper and zinc supplements.

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Comment by Steven Watkins
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Thank you for posting this article. A friend of my wife in China has ALS and these simple supplements of Zinc and Copper might help. I will let her know. Peace Steve Watkins

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