10yrs or More
|HCF Quality (4.8)||(4.8)|
|Salmon Oil Complete (2.6)||(2.6)|
|Nervatona Focus (2.4)||(2.4)|
|Maxi Omega-3 Memory Formula (2.4)||(2.4)|
|Mental Master (2.3)||(2.3)|
|ALZ Vitamins (1.9)||(1.9)|
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.
ALZ Vitamins is advertised as an 8 vitamins formulations targeted at assisting with physical symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. The company which manufactures the formula is located in USA and is called ALZ Vitamins. Particularly, the formula is advertised to assist with memory loss and to increase brain power.
The manufacturer claims this formula contains a combination of individually FDA approved vitamins geared toward to enhance blood flow and reduce plaque buildup in the brain, which is a common physical side effect of Alzheimer’s disease. Nonetheless, this is a combination of nutrients and a cure for Alzheimer’s has not yet been discovered. The benefit claims of the formula are not supported in any way by scientific evidence.
The core benefits of the formula as advertised by the manufacturer include increased energy, clearer thinking, sustained thinking and less confusion. According to the manufacturer, benefits should be visible in several months of use, however for advanced stages of the disease more time would probably be necessary.
ALZ Vitamins is designed for people who wish to enhance their overall brain power as well as for those battling Alzheimer’s.
ALZ Vitamins Ingredients
ALZ Vitamins includes the following ingredients: Vitamins: C (ascorbic acid), D3 (Cholecalciferol), E (d-Alpha Tocopheyl), B1, Niacin (Niacinamide), B-6, Folic Acid, and B 12 (Methylcobalamin), gelatin, cellulose, magnesium stearate, and Silicon dioxide.
The supplement is a combination of 8 essential vitamins. Vitamin D has actually been directly linked to help Alzheimer’s through its beneficial effects against amyloid plaques, key elements of the Alzheimer’s disease. Apparently, Vitamin D works by activating certain genes and signaling networks which boost the immune system which in its turn clears away a key component of the amyloid plaques. Moreover, several studies showed that elderly people with low blood levels of vitamin D are more likely to show signs of general cognitive decline as well as to manifest declines in their ability to prioritize, organize and plan (so-called executive function).
Similarly, a Vitamin B1 or Thiamine deficiency has been associated to dementia-like symptoms, making scientists believe that it may help in preventing the disease. Although studies are still in their early stages, evidence shows that Vitamin B1 (along with Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12 and Folate) may lower the rate at which the brain shrinks after a certain age, which is one of the causes of dementia.
The recommended daily dosage is 1 capsule of ALZ Vitamins daily. Few consumer reviews are available, making it impossible to draw a general conclusion.
- this is a natural formulation (it exclusively contains vitamins)
- The supplement is safe for long-term use
- No side effects are associated with the formula
- A small number of consumer reviews is available online
- The main benefit claim is not supported by scientific evidence, as it is known that Alzheimer’s disease (and neuro-degenerative disorders in general) is incurable and irreversible
ALZ Vitamins claims to relief physical symptoms of patients with Alzheimer’s. The benefit claim is however difficult to be supported with any scientific evidence, as it is known that a cure to Alzheimer’s has not been discovered. Still, the formula’s ingredients have been researched and promising results exists as far as Alzheimer’s prevention and ability to slow down the evolution of the disease goes.
We could only find a few consumer reviews; therefore we cannot draw a general conclusion towards the formula’s effectiveness. This is why we strongly recommend you talk to a physician before starting using any dietary supplement, including the one being reviewed here.