Methylene blue, a compound used to treat a blood disorder called methemoglobinemia, has a reputation for being a cognitive and mitochondrial enhancer.
Methylene blue (MB), is a bioactive substance and a blue dye developed by scientists in the 19th century for the textile industry.
Its use for upregulating mitochondria is the is the ultimate performance-enhancing Biohack because your Mitochondria are the fundamental energy generation mechanism that underlies everything else. It specifically helps the respiration process in mitochondria to produce ATP, the energy molecule that drives all physiological processes.
It was FDA approved for its treatment of methemoglobinemia but has been used for decades for a variety of purposes and specific clinical conditions like septic shock, infection and cardiac surgery.
Clinical and lab research has clearly proven the cognitive benefits of methylene blue:
Rats that were treated with methylene blue showed improvements in cognition and memory retention. This is also documented in human studies in which short term memory was improved.
In a rat model of cerebral ischemia, MB was able to speed up the removal of damaged mitochondria from a cell prior to cell death (mitophagy).
A clinical trial of twenty-six adults was conducted to investigate whether low doses (0.5 – 4.0 mg/kg) of methylene blue (MB) could increase brain activity and improve performance in memory tasks.
MB is also capable of reducing the mitochondrial damaging effects of amyloid beta in animal models.
Methylene blue works by donating electrons to coenzyme Q and possibly to cytochrome C, thus increasing cytochrome oxidase (complex IV) activity and oxygen consumption thus improving the efficiency of the electron transport chain in mitochondria to produce ATP
Methylene blue (MB) has been investigated in people with Alzheimer’s dementia, Some researchers believe that it could affect neurodegeneration via the inhibition of tau protein aggregation and amyloid formation.
Methylene blue is available online or through prescription form your HEAOPS practitioner who understands how and when to use it. It is available both in an oral form as well as intravenously. Adding red light therapy enhances the effects of methylene blue.
Typical does is between 02. Mg/kg to 2mg/kg.
Some precautions must be considered, and it is best to consult with your practitioner before use.
The Ultimate Guide to Methylene Blue by Mark Sloan: https://amzn.to/3f7vl3X
Interview with Mark Sloan author of The Ultimate Guide to Methylene Blue:
Methylene Blue tincture for upgrading cognitive health: https://amzn.to/3R7BPxc
Multimodal Randomized Functional MR Imaging of the Effects of Methylene Blue in the Human Brain
Methylene blue reduces aβ levels and rescues early cognitive deficit by increasing proteasome activity: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20731659/
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