10yrs or More
|HCF Quality (4.8)||(4.8)|
|Wellsona Brain Health Omega (3.3)||(3.3)|
|Maxi Omega-3 Memory Formula (2.4)||(2.4)|
|EcoSmart Omega-3 (2.4)||(2.4)|
|Acai Factor (1.8)||(1.8)|
The main issue with synthetic ingredients is that you don’t always get what you pay for. In reality, synthetic ingredients are well known for their low absorption, poor bioavailability, and the fact that they drain the body’s reserves of other minerals and vitamins (e.g., cofactors) required for proper absorption of other nutrients.
At BrainReference we recognize that dietary supplements can be the source of many allergic responses either due to cross-contamination with high-allergen compounds during the manufacturing process or because they incorporate ingredients obtained from high-risk allergenic foods (milk, eggs, or fish).
Companies with less integrity will use dangerous fillers as a “grease or lube” to aid in easier and faster production. Artificial dyes and colors are used to make supplements more appealing to the eye. Coatings are added to make capsules easier to swallow. How do these fillers impact your body and health?
Independent testing labs are not associated with the producing company, ingredients supplier, the company whose name appears on the product, or with the consumer. This means independent testing labs have no vested interest in the result of the testing and are less likely to “dry lab” or manipulate test results for self-serving reasons.
Acai Factor is a dietary supplement advertised as an all-natural memory, concentration and focus support. According to its manufacturer, Factor Nutrition Labs, the formula contains no artificial colorings, fillers, fragrance, sweeteners, caffeine or preservatives, nor does it contain gluten, yeast, milk, egg, starch, gluten or wheat.
Factor Nutrition Labs is a U.S. based company specialized in the production of brain nutrition products. Their current product portfolio includes a limited number of products (less than 10), all popular formulations such as the Focus Factor. The manufacturer claims their products are manufactured in accordance with the rules and regulations set forth by GMP (current Good Manufacturing Practices) for Nutritional Supplements.
Acai Factor is designed to support brain health through a patented blend of vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidants, Omega-3 and Acai. The manufacturer claims that this is an all natural formulation.
The formula is designed for adults and may support the cognitive needs of a broad spectrum of people, including athletes, students, seniors and professionals, who need extra brain function support.Pregnant and nursing women and patients who suffer from a medical condition are advised to consult their doctor prior to beginning using this formulation.
Acai Factor Ingredients
Acai Factor includes the following ingredients: Dimethylaminoethanol (as DMAE Bitartrate), Bacopin (Bacopa Mannieri Extract, Leaf), L-Pyroglutamic Acid, Phosphatidylserine (from Soy), Docosahexaenoic Acid Concentrate (15% DHA from Fish Body Oil), Riboflavin, Niacin, Thiamin, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Folic Acid, Iodine, Iron, Zinc, Selenium, Copper, manganese, Chromium, Molybdenum, Potassium, Vitamin A, Vitamin D, Vitamin C, Choline (as Choline Bitartrate), Inositol, N-Acetyl L-Tyrosine, Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid, Grape Skin Extract and Activin, Vinpocetine, Tracelyte Electrolyte Concentrate, Huperzine A, Boron, and Vanadium (as Vandayl Sulfate).
Acai Factor is a blend of herbs, vitamins, minerals, amino-acids and the Omega-3 fatty acid DHA.
DHA may be obtained from food and plays an important role in the central nervous system functioning. Cognitive decline for instance has been associated to low levels of DHA. Preliminary research has shown that DHA may slow down the progression of Alzheimer’s disease in mice.
Acai Factor also contains herbal ingredients, such as Bacopa Monnieri, a plant found in Asia and traditionally used by Ayurvedic medicine practitioners. Its main properties include improving memory, battling anxiety and stress, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Common side effects usually appear after long-term usage and include increased stomach cramps, bowel movements, nausea and fatigue.
Acai berries are originated in the amazonian forests and are becoming increasingly more popular due to their antioxidant and immune system boosting effects among others. Acai have been credited for benefits on the heart, digestive and immune system, skin and the brain.
The manufacturer mentions no side effects for the formula, but taken individually the ingredients have been sometimes linked to serious side effects. Consumer reviews are scarce, therefore, in the absence of any clinical trials, an objective conclusion to the formula’s effectiveness cannot be formulated.
The recommended daily dosage is 4 capsules.
- No preservatives or colorants, yeast or gluten are included
- The formula is caffeine free
- All natural formulation means limited side effects
- Manufactured in a GMP registered facility
- Little information is available on the manufacturing company
- Scarce consumer reviews are posted online referencing the formula
- No money-back guarantee is offered for the product
- Pregnant and nursing women should cautiously consider use of this formula
- Large number of ingredients, meaning combinations that may produce unknown side effects
Acai Factor is a brain health and performance enhancer which contains over 30 ingredients, including plant extracts, minerals, vitamins and other chemicals. The large number of ingredients is not necessarily a guarantee towards the formula’s effectiveness, especially since it is not researched or clinically tested for interactions with other drugs.
The formula contains no caffeine, gluten, yeast, egg, colorants or preservatives and, according to the manufacturer, all excipients are natural. Consumer reviews are scarce and mixed. Given that every patient is different and a formula’s effectiveness may vary depending on a number of factors, it is our recommendation that a healthcare provider’s advice is sought prior to starting treatment.