Studies that show fermented product can restore mental functions have claimed that blueberry vinegar can act as a new cure for dementia.
Recent studies have shown that brains of people with Alzheimerâ€™s disease have lower levels of acetylcholine, the signaling compound in human brains, and tis receptors.
The study is published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry and has demonstrated that blockage of acetylcholine receptors disrupts learning and memory.
The study was conducted on mice. The mice were given the vinegar which gradually showed the reduced breakdown of the acetylcholine.
It also increased the amount of brain-derived neurotrophic factor, a protein which is associated with maintaining and creating healthy neurons.
The results also showed the rodents had improved performance in their memory.
The authors of the study said, â€œFermented products, such as vinegar, might act to preserve the phenolic compounds that are easily oxidized during food processing and that are impacted by factors such as maturity, storage, and processing.â€
The researchers noted that further studies would be needed to confirm if blueberry vinegar can be used as a cure for dementia in humans.
Currently, there is no cure for the disease, but drugs can slow down the progressing rates of the ailment.