J Neural Transm Suppl. 1998;54:221-36.

Free radicals in Alzheimer’s disease.

  • 1Department of Psychiatry, University of Würzburg, Federal Republic of Germany.


Alzheimer’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder comprising multi-system atrophies probably caused by multi-factorial processes. The disease is characterized by typical neuropathology, impaired synaptic function and massive cell loss. The pathobiochemistry of this disorder involves oxidative stress, which accumulates free radicals leading to excessive lipid peroxidation and neuronal degeneration in certain brain regions. Moreover, radical induced disturbances of DNA, proteins and lipid membranes have been measured. The hypothesis has been proposed that cellular events involving oxidative stress may be one basic pathway leading to neurodegeneration in Alzheimer’s disease. In this work we report evidence for increased oxidative stress and disturbed defense mechanisms in Alzheimer’s disease, which may result in a self-propagating cascade of neurodegenerative events. Furthermore, it is evident from experimental data, that aggregation of beta-amyloid and beta-amyloid toxicity is favorably caused by oxidative stress. Therefore, oxidative stress plays a key role in the conversion of soluble to unsoluble beta-amyloid, suggesting that oxidative stress is primary to the beta-amyloid cascade.

The information provided is only for the reader’s interest, not a clinical opinion or medical advice. However, surrounding free radicals with a swarm of electrons may destroy the free radicals. The following is a quote from Dr. William F. Cathcart, MD, and contained within the author’s book Ezekiel’s Medicine:

“When free radicals, which lack electrons, are surrounded by a concentration of vitamin C, which contains excess electrons, the free radicals cease to exist. This is just basic chemistry. It always works.”

While Dr. Cathcart was talking about vitamin C as a source of electrons, the Thundervolt zapper is also an efficient donator of electrical charges. Any nutritional substance must be digested and absorbed into capillaries .001 of an inch wide. Because the vitamin is water-soluble, some of the initial intake gets diverted by the kidneys and excreted. The body’s white cells and other organs also consume the vitamin. Thus, vitamin C is rapidly depleted in the blood plasma, and after three hours it is gone.

But pumping electrons into the body with a Thundervolt zapper does not involve digestion, absorption, dilution or excretion. The electronic input is raw energy and does not deteriorate. It might be stated that our unit is “electronic” vitamin C.


This information has not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to diagnose, treat, heal, prevent or cure any disease. Alzheimer’s Disease should be treated by medically trained personnel.

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