#10. Prevagen

by Quincy Bioscience
August 12, 2014BRS Publishing
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Prevagen is called a “brain power supplement” on the official website and claims to provide key benefits for people particularly affected by age-related memory loss.

Overall, the Prevagen brain supplement claims to strengthen the brain, boost brainpower and maintain healthy cognition. In addition to helping with memory loss, Prevagen is supposed to improve concentration and focus skills.

Is Prevagen Right For You?

Prevagen is advertised as a brain supplement able to help make the brain stronger and healthier, while also boosting brainpower. The company behind this supplement is Quincy Bioscience, a bio-pharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of different medicines. The company was established in 2004 in Wisconsin and has been collaborating with Dr. James R. Moyer, described on the official website as an expert in the field of calcium-mediated cellular mechanisms. The manufacturer is specialized in developing various formulations (including brain supplements) based on the patented protein called Apoaequorin.

Although the testimonials about Prevagen seem to support its memory enhancing benefits, our research revealed that the commercialization of this product as a dietary supplement has been found to violate the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. A warning letter has been issued by the Public Health Department underlining the major discrepancies between nutritional supplements and drugs, a class of products in which Prevagen should actually be included.

The warning letter also mentions the failure of Quincy Bioscience to comply with several important cGMP requirements (as detailed in the document). This raises a very important question regarding the safety and quality of the formulations produced by this manufacturer, and it is our advice to always seek specialized advice before starting a treatment with the formula.

Prevagen seems to be the main product marketed by this manufacturer. The brain will try to protect its cells from degradation generated by the aging process, by producing a special protein that controls cellular Calcium: Apoaequorin. If Calcium levels are too high, the integrity of the cells will be severely damaged. With the natural aging process, this particular protein is generated in smaller amounts, leading to a high level of cellular Calcium. The formula is marketed to enhance cognitive functions by improving memory and protect the brain by supplying this essential protein.


Ingredients of Prevagen

Prevagen includes the following ingredients: Apoaequorin, white rice flour, Sodium chloride, Magnesium stearate, and Acetic acid.

Customer Reviews

Bobbie December 20, 2014 at 10:39 PM

I took this supplement to improve memory/brain fog and all that came out of it was a horrible feeling/pain sensation which seem to generate between heart and brain. I know it sounds strange. I couldn’t figure out what was wrong with me, then I thought of the supplement that I was taking. I stopped taking it and this sensation/pain went away. Not a good product at all!! Great marketing though!


michael November 11, 2014 at 10:36 PM

I have given Prevagen to my lady for just over 1 month and I think that it has helped her.
I think for a better evaluation I want to see the results after 90 days.


Patricia A. Ford October 17, 2013 at 3:43 PM

I really feel so much on top of my game with this supplement! It didn’t make a life-changing difference, but it definitely simplified my life because I don’t have to focus as hard on things anymore, it just comes naturally.


Amon October 6, 2013 at 11:05 AM

My work demands a constant study and I no longer have the focus and memory of a young men so I started using this product in order to keep up with the research. It was a good decision and I now have a better learning experience.


Kimberley Nikki September 3, 2013 at 2:16 PM

Because in my job in finances, i often found myself forgetting details in stressful situations. This product is what i needed without any other effects that can influence my work flow. I recommend it for office jobs everywhere.


Jools August 19, 2013 at 11:10 AM

My parents couldn’t afford to send me to college and finally at 30 years old, I have enough money to leave the country and chose one. It is hard for me at this age to keep up with all the requirements, but I have decided to give myself this chance and give it a try anyway.I have gave up almost all of my stuff, except for a few things that I have decided to take with me. Prevagen is for sure one of these things, because it helped me a lot to clear my mind, concentrate better and put my thoughts in order. Thanks!


Cara August 10, 2013 at 4:23 PM

I am taking Prevagen for almost 7 weeks and I don’t see any changes in my concentration ability. I wished for a lot more from this product, but in the end I was disappointed.


Richie August 5, 2013 at 10:58 AM

If you want to boost your brainpower, you have to train yourself every day. You have to be involved as much as you can in smart activities that requires concentration, memory and continuous learning. Nothing like Prevagen or any other supplements or medication will help you to be smarter. You can’t just sleep and wake up the next day being smarter after you took a pill the previous night.


Faron July 23, 2013 at 2:46 PM

Prevagen is no different than other brain power supplements. There is no miraculous treatment for better concentration and memory. The brain must be trained and the person should be motivated enough in order to not lose interest. You should learn something new every day and this might be enough for keeping your brain and memory healthy.


Sonny July 21, 2013 at 11:44 PM

Prevagen did nothing in my case. My aunt recommended me this product, because it worked for her, but unfortunately I haven’t noticed any improvements after a few months treatment. I have to find something else.


Ethelinda July 12, 2013 at 12:39 PM

Lately, it was so easily to become distracted and spend so much time with irrelevant things. I almost forgot my goals and I ended up doing nothing at all. The results have been useless and discouraged me. After a few months of Prevagen, I am starting to feel back on track.


Astrid July 8, 2013 at 11:47 PM

When I first started having memory problems I got very scared. I had heard a lot of horror stories about it and I was afraid I would have serious problems. As it turns out, it wasn’t that serious and all I needed was a special diet, a less stressful schedule and a little help from Prevagen.


Tux June 23, 2013 at 8:53 PM

Hello. I am here to share with you how good Prevagen was for me. I suffer temporary memory loss related to episodes of high anxiety. I usually take very powerful drugs but that makes me more sick than well. Prevagen helped me slowly get rid of my problem. I took over six months, but now I’m the happiest man in the world.


Damon June 11, 2013 at 11:35 AM

After 5 weeks treatment I have noticed some progress with my word found problem and lapses of memory. It was pretty annoying and embarrassing for me to not be able to have a proper conversation without interruptions. Thanks!


Tammy June 9, 2013 at 3:40 PM

I have started taking Prevagen, because my mother insisted but I can say that my memory and concentration significantly improved and I have started to do pretty well at school. I can learn faster and I have more free time and better grades. Great deal!


Kimmy June 1, 2013 at 2:10 PM

My mother bought this for me before I stated college. I have been using it regularly without pause. I’m sure it has helped me a lot because I have never felt that I am in trouble or that I am not able to do well in school. I think if it is worth a try.


Che Che April 28, 2013 at 7:01 PM

I have recently started training for a memory enhancement and accelerated learning program. After the training ends I will teach others how to apply these techniques. Sadly for me, I was very anxious about succeeding and I started noticing problems. Prevagen has helped me eliminate those concerns and go on with the training without fear of failure.


Mick April 21, 2013 at 4:52 PM

I honestly didn’t read much about this product. I just saw “memory” printed somewhere and I got it on instinct. I got it because I need something to give me more confidence at work. I don;t have problems with memory loss so I can;t testify on that. Anyways, my experience with it was kinda ok. I managed to do very well and it may be in part due to Prevagen


Alice April 8, 2013 at 8:06 PM

I took Prevagen for my grandfather, because he is lonely almost all the time and he is starting to forget things. I have decided to move with him and train his brain! After a few weeks of treatment and love, he is feeling better! We should never neglect our loved ones!


Pat H. April 7, 2013 at 12:12 PM

I study a lot of tech stuff every month because I work as a consultant and I need to be extremely well informed and nothing should surprise me. I take Prevagen because I’m afraid all this information will begin to affect me in a negative way. So far I’ve had no problems.


Forrest March 29, 2013 at 10:14 PM

I think it helped me a lot this year. I was in need of something potent enough to get me through all the insanity that happened at work. People can do all sorts of crazy things to cling to their jobs and some of my colleagues were no exceptions. Now that they’re gone I can relax again.


Vance March 24, 2013 at 2:11 PM

I’ve started having memory issues after head trauma in a car accident. My doctor said it’s nothing serious and that I will fully recover in a couple of years. However, I am a very impatient man and I had no intention in waiting that long. That’s why I turned to several supplements, Prevagen being one of them. I don’t know if this one was the one that did the job, but now after six months I don’t have any issues anymore.


Sally March 16, 2013 at 11:17 PM

I am a very active person and I often like to work on multiple projects simultaneously. I’ve dealt with it all without problems up to about one year ago when I started suffering from exhaustion. Since the I’ve improved my diet and sleeping schedule but it still wasn’t the same and I felt I could not focus as good as I used to. When I decided to take a brain supplement I honestly chose one randomly. Luckily for me Prevagen did its job and now I’m back in full swing.


Chase Z. March 9, 2013 at 8:36 PM

I can’t feel any effects after one month of use. My patience is running out. If it doesn’t start making a real difference in a couple of weeks, I will give up.


Eliott March 3, 2013 at 2:19 PM

I’m kind of torn, since both my parents used it but only my mom felt better. I guess it does not work for everyone.


Sylvia February 21, 2013 at 9:07 PM

Prevagen has done wonders for my mother! Her memory has improved significantly and she doesn’t get tired so easily anymore. Before, she slept like two hours in the afternoon (she doesn’t anymore).


Matt November 20, 2013 at 8:32 PM

I agree, Sylvia. I used to take these in college, to keep my grades straight while i was working a part time job. tough times, bu these made thins a little bit easier

Iris B. February 13, 2013 at 10:17 AM

I don’t think Prevagen works for me. As soon as I stopped taking my old medicine and switched to this one, I once again started to forget where my keys were, where my kids had said they were going, if I left the oven on and stuff like that.


Patrick July 30, 2012 at 4:16 PM

I can back up what they say about taking 30-90 days to work. The first month, I didn’t notice much of a difference, but by the 2nd bottle, my thinking became much sharper. I remembered chore lists much better and was more focused at work, less distracted. The third month had a bit more improvement and then I would say I leveled off. Prevagen is $39.95, which at just over $1 per day, is worth it to me.


max May 15, 2011 at 7:12 PM

I used this for a week hoping to get an extra boost in my day. I can say that this does NOTHING. I didn’t notice a change in anything.


harper August 11, 2010 at 7:12 PM

I have become more focused and alert after using this product on a daily basis. As far as the memory booster part, I haven’t really seen much of a difference there.


victor February 4, 2010 at 7:12 PM

I would recommend people should give this product a try and see if it benefits them the same way it has for me.


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