Frequently Asked Questions about Prevagen
Since Prevagen is a unique brain health supplement, we’ve provided answers to some of the most frequently asked questions you may have.
What is Prevagen?
Prevagen (Pronounced: prev-uh-gen) is a new brain health supplement and functions unlike other brain or memory supplements.* Prevagen’s main ingredient is a new use for a well-known protein called “apoaequorin” which was originally found in a certain species of jellyfish.
Prevagen has been clinically tested and shown to improve mild memory problems that occur in aging.*
What are the most commonly reported benefits of Prevagen?
- Improves absentmindedness*
- Improves memory*
- Helps with mild memory problems associated with aging*
How long will it take to feel results?
Daily use for 30-90 days is a reasonable length of time to experience results.
Do you have research supporting Prevagen?
Yes. A recent memory study showed Prevagen significantly supported cognitive function compared to placebo.*View the Study
Can I take Prevagen with my current medication(s)?
While Prevagen has no known interactions it is always safe to talk with your doctor before beginning a new course of supplementation.
Are there any side effects with Prevagen?
Prevagen is safe and well-tolerated. Apoaequorin, the main ingredient in Prevagen, has been deemed safe enough to be a food ingredient. Learn more about Prevagen safety by clicking here.
Is Prevagen available in stores?
Prevagen is widely available at Walgreens, CVS, Rite Aid and local health food stores across America.
I haven’t heard of ‘apoaequorin’ before?
Researchers sure have! Apoaequorin (Pronounced: ā-poe-ē-kwôr-ĭn) was discovered in the early 1960’s when scientists wondered why a certain species of jellyfish glowed in the Puget Sound (Washington state). They discovered that when the protein apoaequorin, contained in the jellyfish, bound to calcium, a light was emitted. Today, because of apoaequorin’s long-history and safety, it is a preferred research tool. Don’t worry though, glowing is not a side-effect with Prevagen!
What is the role of jellyfish in Prevagen?The main ingredient in Prevagen® is “apoaequorin”, which was originally discovered in jellyfish. Prevagen® is now made in a controlled scientific process developed by university researchers and scientists in Madison, Wisconsin.
Are jellyfish harmed in the making of Prevagen?
No. The protein originally from the jellyfish is now grown in a safe and controlled manufacturing process.
Does Prevagen contain any allergens?
Prevagen® is non-allergenic. The active ingredient “apoaequorin” is a protein from a jellyfish which is non-allergenic and interestingly, a jellyfish is not truly a fish. People with fish allergies need not worry. Also, Prevagen® is made with a vegetarian capsule and non-allergenic inactive ingredients, including a gluten-free rice flour filler.
Should I continue to take my vitamin and mineral supplements with Prevagen?
Absolutely. Prevagen® is not meant to replace this type of supplementation. However, Prevagen® works in a manner unlike any other supplements to help protect brain cells. Prevagen® works in a complementary way to vitamin and mineral supplementation.
What are all the asterisks (*) for?
The asterisk (*) denotes the FDA disclaimer for dietary supplements. This statement or “disclaimer” is required by law (DSHEA) when a manufacturer makes a structure/function claim on a dietary supplement label. In general, these claims describe the role of a nutrient or dietary ingredient intended to affect the structure or function of the body. The manufacturer is responsible for ensuring the accuracy and truthfulness of these claims; they are not approved by FDA. For this reason, the law says that if a dietary supplement label includes such a claim, it must state in a “disclaimer” that FDA has not evaluated this claim. The disclaimer must also state that this product is not intended to “diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease,” because only a drug can legally make such a claim. For more information on dietary supplements, please visit www.fda.gov
What is Prevagen Professional?Developed exclusively for Healthcare Professionals by University researchers. Intended to help support a healthier brain, sharper mind and clearer thinking.* Prevagen Professional is a brain health supplement developed exclusively for Healthcare Professionals by University researchers in Madison, WI. Visit www.prevagenpro.com to learn more
What is Prevagen Extra Strength?Prevagen Extra Strength® is the only brain health supplement containing the ingredient “apoaequorin”, which has been shown to support brain cells.* Designed for enhanced results, Prevagen Extra Strength® contains twice the amount of apoaequorin as Prevagen.* First discovered in jellyfish, apoaequorin is now produced in a scientifically controlled process. Apoaequorin is similar to proteins found naturally in our brains and is able to supplement these proteins to support healthy brain function.* Visit www.prevagenes.com to learn more.