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?

What is Prevagen?

Prevagen (Pronounced: prev-uh-gen) is a brain health supplement unlike other brain or memory supplements.* Prevagen’s patented ingredient is a new use for a “apoaequorin” which was originally found in a certain species of jellyfish.

What is the most commonly reported benefit of Prevagen?

What is the most commonly reported benefit of Prevagen?

  • Improves short term memory*

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

How long will it take to feel results?

How long will it take to feel results?

Daily use for 90 days is recommended.

Do you have research supporting Prevagen?

Do you have research supporting Prevagen?

Madison Memory StudyMadison Memory Study: A Randomized, Double-Blinded, Placebo-Controlled Trial of Apoaequorin in Community-Dwelling, Older Adults

The primary objective of the Madison Memory Study was to examine the effect of Prevagen® on cognitive function in a study population of community dwelling, older adults with self-reported cognitive difficulties or concerns. Changes in cognitive function were quantitatively assessed using tests from the CogState Research battery.

Prevagen demonstrated the ability to improve aspects of cognitive function in older participants with either normal cognitive aging or very mild impairment, as determined by AD8 screening.

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Is Prevagen Safe?

Is Prevagen Safe?

Apoaequorin, the main ingredient in Prevagen, has undergone extensive safety testing which are typical for dietary supplements. Tests for allergenicity and toxicity in animals at dosages much higher levels than human equivalents were administered and no adverse effect was observed. 3rd party experts agree on the safety of apoaequorin.

Can I take Prevagen with my current medication(s)?

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?

Are there any side effects with Prevagen?

Apoaequorin, the main ingredient in Prevagen, has been generally recognized as safe as a food ingredient, by an independent panel of experts convened by Quincy Bioscience.

Where Can I buy Prevagen?

Where Can I buy Prevagen?

Prevagen is available in over 30,000 stores across the country, including independent pharmacies, health food stores and many reputable online retailers. For a detailed list, see https://www.prevagen.com/retailers/

Is Prevagen really the #1 selling brain health supplement in Pharmacies?

Is Prevagen really the #1 selling brain health supplement in Pharmacies?

Yes. Not only pharmacies but health food stores as well! While other supplements may claim to be number one, only Prevagen has neutral 3rd party data to support this claim. Nielsen reporting shows that Prevagen is the top seller in chain drug stores. Also, Vitamin Retailer magazine has voted Prevagen the best memory support supplement sold in independent health food stores for several years running.

I haven’t heard of ‘apoaequorin’ before?

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 apoaequorin, is luminescent. Today, because of apoaequorin's long-history, 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?

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 scientists in Madison, Wisconsin.

Are jellyfish harmed in the making of Prevagen?

No. Apoaequorin, originally from the jellyfish is now grown in a safe and controlled manufacturing process.

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Should I continue to take my vitamin and mineral supplements with Prevagen?

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 unlike any other supplements to help support brain cells. Prevagen® works in a complementary way to vitamin and mineral supplementation.

What’s the difference between regular and extra strength?

What's the difference between regular and extra strength?

Prevagen Regular Strength is our flagship product and contains 10 mg of the main ingredient, apoaequorin per capsule. Prevagen Extra Strength was designed to have twice the apoaequorin per capsule of regular strength Prevagen.

What is CogState?

What is CogState?

CogState is a neuropsychological battery of computerized cognitive tests that are adaptation of standard neuropsychological tests. CogState's tests (or tasks) assess a range of cognitive functions, including executive function, spatial problem solving, psychomotor speed, attention, working memory, immediate and delayed and verbal/visual learning. The tasks are a combination of card games, mazes, and lists of common items. Practice sessions are presented before each task in sufficient number to ensure that the participant is aware of the rules for each task.

What are all the asterisks (*) for?

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

How do I learn more about Vitamin Angels?

How do I learn more about Vitamin Angels

For millions of children around the world, reaching their full potential is limited by under nutrition suffered as a child. Without the right vitamins and minerals, their lives—and futures—are at risk. Consuming healthy and nutritious foods is essential to a child’s mental and physical development. Yet millions of children worldwide lack access to the nutrition their bodies and minds need to develop properly.

Learn more about Vitamin Angels.

What are the common misspellings of Prevagen?

What are the common misspellings of Prevagen?

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