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Zh Nevrol Psikhiatr Im S S Korsakova. 2017;117(7):112-119. doi: 10.17116/jnevro201711771112-119.

[Synergistic application of zinc and vitamin C to support memory, attention and the reduction of the risk of the neurological diseases].

[Article in Russian; Abstract available in Russian from the publisher]

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Ivanovo State Medical Academy of the RF Ministry of Health, Ivanovo, Russia.
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Dolgoprudny, Moscow, Russia.


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Zinc and vitamin C supplementation of the body is important for CNS functioning. Zinc ions are involved in the neurotransmission (signal transmission from acetylcholine, catecholamine, serotonin, prostaglandin receptors) and in ubiquitin-related protein degradation. Zinc deficits are associated with Alzheimer's disease and depression. Zinc supplementation (10-30 mg daily) improves neurologic recovery rate in patients with stroke and brain injury, has a positive impact on memory and reduces hyperactivity in children. Vitamin C, a zinc synergist, maintains antioxidant resources of the brain, synaptic activity and detoxification. Vitamin C in dose 130-500 mg daily should be used to prevent dementia and neurodegenerative pathology.


dementia; hyperactivity; neurodegeneration; vitamin C; zinc

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