What makes VIVImind™ the new generation of memory support solutions? Simply, there is no other natural health product with comparable clinical evidence in the marketplace today. It is scientifically supported by over 15 years of rigorous research, including Phase III clinical testing with over 2,000 individuals. It is the first nutraceutical to undergo MRI baseline studies that support its claim for inhibiting atrophy (shrinkage) of the hippocampus by 68% over 18 months. The active ingredient Homotaurine is found in marine red algae. Shrinkage of the hippocampus is caused by formation of a toxic plaque that causes neurons to become damaged or die, which may cause signalling problems to occur in the brain.
|Serving Size: 1 Capsule
|Homotaurine (3-amino-1-propanesulfonic acid)
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120 v-caps- Item Number: OVS55007
| Gastric Resistant100% Vegetarian
Recommended Use: Homotaurine has been investigated in phase III clinical studies. VIVImind™ reduces atrophy (shrinking) of the hippocampus, the specific area of the brain involved in memory and learning. Shrinkage can occur with the buildup of a toxic protein called beta-amyloid that causes neurons to malfunction and die. This effect has not been studied in a healthy population. This product is not intended to treat, prevent, or reduce the risk of any specific diseases.
Adult Dose: For Adults 50 years of age or older, take 2 capsules twice daily with a meal, or as directed by a qualified health care professional. May start with 1 capsule at bedtime for one week and then progress to 1 capsule twice daily for an additional week to reduce the chance of nausea.
Non-medicinal ingredients: microcrystalline cellulose. Capsule: hypromellose, gellan gum
Cautions: Some people may experience nausea, weight loss, dizziness, or fainting. Do not exceed recommended daily dose as you may experience more of these symptoms. If you experience any weight loss, drowsiness, dizziness, fainting, persistent nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea, consult a health care practitioner. Consumption of homotaurine with alcohol, other medications and/or natural health products with sedative properties is not recommended. Exercise caution if operating heavy machinery, driving a motor vehicle or involved in activities requiring mental alertness. Discontinue use if you experience any confusion or any unexpected memory loss. Do not use if you are diagnosed with stomach ulcers or low blood pressure or if you are pregnant, planning on becoming pregnant, or breastfeeding. Consult a health care practitioner if you have any questions.
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1. What is VIVImind™?
For an aging population, VIVImind™ represents a breakthrough in one of the key consequences of getting older – memory loss. VIVImind™ is a science-based natural health product that has been scientifically proven to support memory function based on the naturally occurring ingredient, homotaurine, found in seaweed. VIVImind™:
- Supports the brain structure associated with memory and learning
- Help to preserve memory
- Sustains brain cell health
- Maintains verbal skills and comprehension ability
- Supports planning and execution skills
2. Is VIVImind™ an extract of the natural form of homotaurine found in seaweed?
No. The active ingredient in VIVImind™ is a synthetic form of homotaurine, which is chemically and biologically identical to the natural compound. Extracts are generally close to 100% pure, which means an extract of homotaurine would contain nothing but homotaurine. The chemically synthesized form of homotaurine is also a 100% pure extract. Think of it as a lock and key concept: homotaurine is the key that will fit the lock, which is a cellular receptor in the hippocampus region of the brain. As long as the key has the same structure, it will fit the lock. Therefore, homotaurine, whether a natural extract or chemically synthesized, it will have the same effect.
3. Is homotaurine the same as taurine?
No. Homotaurine and taurine are two different compounds that belong to the same chemical family but have different origins and effects. Taurine is a major constituent of digestive fluids produced by the liver (bile). Taurine can be found in small amounts in the tissues of many animals including humans. Homotaurine does not convert into taurine after digestion and vice versa. Homotaurine has shown a protective effect on brain cells, while taurine has no protective effect.
4. How does VIVImind™ work?
As we age, certain brain regions start to shrink. This shrinkage reflects loss of brain cells. One brain region in which brain cell loss occurs is the hippocampus, a region responsible for learning, memory and spatial navigation. Shrinkage of the hippocampus has been associated with learning and memory problems2. Why does the loss of brain cells in the hippocampal region occur? Scientific research indicates that the buildup of certain toxic proteins3-4 called beta-amyloid (or A-beta) is detrimental to the brain. When these proteins reach excessive levels, they cause neurons (brain cells) within the brain to malfunction and die. When neurons are damaged or die, signaling problems occur in the brain that ultimately effects memory and learning abilities3. Research has shown that VIVImind™ protects brain cells by two mechanisms: it reduces the accumulation of toxic Aβ proteins, which can deposit as plaques in the brain. VIVImind™ also protects brain cells from the toxic effects of the Aβ proteins and thus reduces brain cell toxicity, damage and death, in part through activation of brain cell receptors, called GABAa receptors, in an area of the brain associated with learning and memory (the hippocampus). VIVImind™ is a patented product based on the naturally occurring ingredient homotaurine, which binds to A-beta proteins and reduces the deposition and toxic effects of these proteins in the brain4. In a groundbreaking study performed in Canada and the United States using brain scans (Magnetic Resonance Imaging -MRI), VIVImind™ was shown to significantly reduce the loss of brain volume in the hippocampus. In fact, VIVImind™ was proven to preserve 68% more brain volume versus placebo (like a sugar pill)5. Individuals taking VIVImind™ also performed better on memory and thinking tests compared with individuals taking placebo. VIVImind™ was found to improve cognitive performance (verbal skills, memory, comprehension ability, planning and execution skills) by 33% versus placebo5.
VIVImind™ has been shown to:
Protect the brain structure associated with memory and learning.
The hippocampus is a brain region associated with learning and memory. VIVImind™ can help reduce the loss of volume of this very important region through the aging process.
You know how you can be introduced to someone and forget their name two minutes later? VIVImind™ can support you in maintaining your ability to remember things like people’s names.
Sustain brain cell health
With age, it is normal to lose brain cells. VIVImind™ can help protect your brain cells during the normal course of aging.
Maintain verbal skills and comprehension ability
VIVImind™ can help you maintain your level of verbal comprehension and your overall quality of speech. So when you are telling a story or making a presentation, VIVImind™ can help you retain your train of thought.
Support planning and execution skills
You have just arrived at your vacation destination and you suddenly realize that you forgot to cancel your newspaper subscription. VIVImind™ can help you maintain your ability to go from the initial planning to remember everything you need to make it a trip you will never forget.
5. What is the recommended dosage for VIVImind™ ?
Each capsule of VIVImind™ contains 50 mg of homotaurine. VIVImind™ capsules should be taken daily and should be swallowed whole (not crushed, blended or mixed). The recommended adult dose is 2 capsules twice daily with a meal, or as directed by a qualified health care professional. To reduce the possibility of nausea, it is recommended to start with 1 capsule at bedtime for one week and then progress to 1 capsule twice daily for an additional week. If you miss a dose, simply start again the next day at your regular time. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed dose.
6. What result should I expect to see, or experience after taking VIVImind™ ?
VIVImind™ is a long term use product. It is effective for both improving current cognitive health as well as preventing future decline. Individuals who are concerned about their memory, or want to proactively protect their cognitive health can use VIVImind at a younger age, before cognitive concerns arise. It is important to remember that the brain is a highly complex organ and brain cell deterioration takes nearly 50 years before symptoms arise. Clearing this toxic plaque also takes time. Therefore, using VIVImind™ is a long term commitment to your future health and quality of life.
7. Is VIVImind™ safe?
After hundreds of millions of dollars invested and 15 years of rigorous scientific research, including clinical testing with over 2,000 individuals1 in 68 European, 50 U.S. and 17 Canadian medical centres, VIVImind™ is now available for consumers. The product has been shown to be safe and generally well tolerated at the recommended daily dose. Some people may experience symptoms such as nausea, weight loss, dizziness or fainting. The recommended dose should not be exceeded, since people may experience more of these symptoms. It should be noted that from what we have seen in the scientific data to date, certain symptoms such as nausea, are generally transient and normally subside by themselves with consistent use. If they persist, contact your health care practitioner.
8. Can VIVImind™ be used with other natural products or medications?
Metabolism studies suggest that interactions between VIVImind™ and other products are not likely to occur6. No specific interaction studies were conducted with other products. For further information, contact your healthcare professional.