10yrs or More
|HCF Quality (4.8)||(4.8)|
|Cerefolin NAC (3.3)||(3.3)|
|Healthy Origins Resveratrol (2.9)||(2.9)|
|Sharp Mind (2.2)||(2.2)|
|BrightKids Focus Formula (2.1)||(2.1)|
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.
Sharp Mind is a proprietary formula manufactured by Health Advantage. The product advertises three main benefits: it overcomes the loss of short-time memory, fights mental effects of aging processes and facilitates concentration.
The company’s mission is to make products in the form of supplements targeting health issues faced by a large part of the adult population (digestive disorders, aging, cholesterol, joint-pain, etc).
According to the manufacturer, Sharp Mind works by improving the health and durability of brain cell membranes, responsible for the efficiency of brain function and memory related processes. This supplement is recommended for people of all ages and has a re-charging mental effect, restoring the mental proficiency.
Sharp Mind Ingredients
Sharp Mind includes the following ingredients: Folic Acid, Phosphatidyl Choline, Phosphatidyl Serine, Ginkgo Biloba (leaf), Whey (milk), magnesium stearate and stearic acid.
Sharp Mind is a mixture of herbs, phospholipids and vitamins. The supplement is not researched, therefore no empirical evidence on its effectiveness and side effects exist. However, the ingredients of Sharp Mind have been the subject of individual clinical tests.
Phosphatidyl Choline is reported to have repair and maintenance properties especially for nerve and brain cells, enhances metabolism of the fat cells and regulates blood cholesterol. It is a major source of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter responsible for long-term planning and focus. Acetylcholine levels declines significantly with age at which time Phosphatidyl Choline becomes a very efficient replacement.
Gingko Biloba has been a fundamental ingredient in the Chinese medicine and is one of the most popular dietary supplements today. Studies have proven its abilities to improve memory in healthy people or those who suffer of neurological disease.
Recent research has proven Folic Acid to play an essential part in protecting the brain and even in slowing and preventing Alzheimer’s disease.
The recommended dosage of Sharp Mind is 2 capsules a day.
- Most of the main ingredients have clinically proven positive effects on memory, focus and concentration
- A 60 day return policy is available
- Lack of scientific proof that the product is effective
- Scarcity of consumer reviews and testimonials
- The product is not FDA approved.
Sharp Mind is one of the many dietary supplements on the market that promise enhanced memory and concentration functions. And, like most of them, the product is not clinically researched and no proof is provided to support the benefit claims. No side effects are mentioned or have been reported either.
However, the manufacturer practices a 60 day return policy for most of its products, including Sharp Mind. Bear in mind that in case of dietary supplements, the efficiency assessment may be rather subjective. For precautionary reasons, we recommend our readers to seek medical council before starting treatment.