Understanding Plasmalogens

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Discover the remarkable power of plasmalogens, a vital component in our battle against aging and cognitive decline.

Plasmalogens and Aging

Plasmalogen levels begin to decrease after age 50. Persons with dementia exhibit a more rapid decrease in plasmalogens – especially omega-3 plasmalogens. ProdromeNEURO™ is designed to elevate omega-3 plasmalogens.

Plasmalogens and the Brain

Plasmalogens are a critical component of brain membranes. The synaptic release of neurotransmitters (the core requirement for all nerve function) is dependent upon sufficient plasmalogen levels. Low brain plasmalogen levels are strongly correlated with reduced cognition.

Plasmalogens, Age, and All-Cause Mortality

Dr. Goodenowe studied all-cause mortality in 1,262 elderly persons of whom 557 had subsequently died and 705 were still living. The 5-year probability of dying (by any cause) was discovered to be heavily dependent upon the person’s baseline blood plasmalogen levels. 5-year mortality in 85-year-olds with high plasmalogens was 20%, but was 70% in 85-year-olds with low plasmalogens. A 95-year-old with high plasmalogens had the same probability of living to age 100 as a 65-year-old with low plasmalogens had of living to age 70.

Plasmalogens are critical to all cells in the body.


Plasmalogens solidify and amplify the signals between neurons to optimize physical and cognitive performance.


Plasmalogens strengthen the heart muscle by reinforcing the cellular structure and function and preventing premature oxidation.


People with high blood plasmalogens were 80% less likely to experience dementia and are proven to live longer.

Hair & Nails

Plasmalogens in nail beds and hair follicles allow richer & thicker hair and healthier & faster-growing nails.

Cell Walls

Plasmalogens are the building blocks of healthy cells, including building and strengthening the myelin sheath in neuronal cells.


Antioxidant free radical that acts as the body’s first line of defense against oxidation, disease and aging.


Plasmalogens promote and stabilize nonlamellar hexagonal phase structure and have significant antioxidant effects.


Plasmalogens are vitally important in the membranes of neuronal tissues that link the brain and the retina. The higher the plasmalogen levels, the lower the risk of glaucoma.


Having low plasmalogens is not worth the risk!

With no viable dietary sources available to replenish plasmalogen deficiencies, Dr. Goodenowe pioneered the development of targeted plasmalogen precursors, a groundbreaking invention designed to restore plasmalogen levels across all body cells.

These precursors, rigorously tested and validated through extensive preclinical and clinical research, are now accessible as innovative dietary supplements – ProdromeNEURO™ and ProdromeGLIA™. Additionally, Dr. Goodenowe's ProdromeSCAN™ offers a specialized blood test to accurately measure your plasmalogen levels, complementing your health regimen with precise, science-backed insights.