Mental Advantage is a dietary supplement promoted as a short-term memory, concentration and cognitive function support for the aging brain. According to the manufacturer EuroPharma, the formula works by shielding the brain from free radical damage and uses the antioxidant power of Rosemary to promote neuro-protective properties. The manufacturer also claims that the formula uses a bioavailable form of curcumin, a form that has a 10 times better absorption power than standard curcumin.
EuroPharma is a company headquartered in Wisconsin, USA. Terry Lemerond, the company’s founder and president, has over 40 years of experience in the health food industry and has researched and developed over 400 nutritional and botanical formulations that are top selling products on the market today.
Mental Advantage is designed for middle aged and elderly patients who are susceptible for age impairment in terms of concentration, cognitive function and memory. Pregnant or nursing women should consult a healthcare specialist.
Mental Advantage Ingredients
Mental Advantage includes the following ingredients: Vitamin D-3, Curcumin (BCM-95) Micronized (Curcuma longa) Rhizome Extract with phospholipids and turmeric essential oil, Spanish sage (Salvia lavandulifolia) Oil, Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) Oil, olive oil, gelatin, glycerin, purified water, lecithin, beeswax (yellow), silica, and turmeric dispersion in sunflower oil.
Mental Advantage is a blend of vitamins and herbal extracts designed to assist common problems of the aging brain.
Curcumin belongs to the class of curcuminoids and is found in the Turmeric Root extract. Although research on humans is still in its early stages, in vitro and animal studies have suggested a wide range of therapeutic and preventive effects of curcumin. Turmeric has been used by traditional Ayurvedic medicine practitioners for thousands of years, and modern research has shown curcumin to be linked to most of its medicinal benefits. Curcumin has shown antioxidant, antitumor, anti-arthritic, anti-ischemic and anti-inflammatory properties (in animal tests). Its impact and effects on osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, colitis, heart failure, stomach ulcers, high cholesterol, viral infections and Alzheimer’s disease are currently under research. Side effects may include rashes, hives and diarrhea.
Vitamin D3, one of the most important vitamins for the body, can be obtained from food or from exposure to sunlight (80-90% of what the body gets). Although traditionally believed that it main role is in fixating calcium and phosphorus and helping the bone system grow and maintaining its density, there is evidence for the presence of the vitamin D receptor in brain, meaning that this vitamin may have some function in this organ. So far, scientists have shown that vitamin D activates and deactivates certain enzymes in the brain and the cerebrospinal fluid which are involved in neurotransmitter synthesis and nerve growth.
The formula has no side effects mentioned. Also, we could not identify product reviews to see if consumers reported any side effects either. The recommended daily dosage is 2 soft-gels.
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- The formula contains no sugar, salt, yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, dairy products, artificial coloring, artificial flavoring, or preservatives
- No reported side effects
- Pregnant and lactating women should consult a healthcare provider prior to use
- Lack of product testimonials to assess the benefit claims and the actual effectiveness
- There are side effects sometimes associated to the main ingredients
Mental Advantage is a combination of Vitamin D3 and herbal ingredients possessing strong neuro-protective properties. The formula is designed to assist with issues faced by an aging brain, particularly those affecting memory, concentration and cognitive function.
While no evidence is brought by the manufacturer to support the benefit claims, nor are there any consumer testimonials available online to help validate Mental Advantage’s effectiveness, the formula is likely to work for some consumers since the ingredients have been scientifically proven to benefit certain areas of the brain.
Given that not all patients react in the same way to the same medicine, we advise our readers to consult a healthcare provider before use.