People take apoaequorin to prevent the decline in memory and thinking skills that occurs normally with age and to improve memory, but there is no good scientific evidence to support its use for these or other conditions.
There has been some concern about false advertising claims made by Quincy Bioscience, the makers of Prevagen. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is an independent government agency that works to promote fair trade competition and protect and educate consumers. In 2017, the FTC filed a complaint against the makers of Prevagen for false advertising claims. In 2020, a separate class action lawsuit against the company that makes Prevagen was settled. The company agreed to partially reimburse people who had purchased the product and to change the claims made on the product label.
How does it work ?
Problems with calcium regulation in the human brain are thought to play a role in age-related mental decline. Because apoaequorin has a similar structure to human calcium-binding proteins, some researchers believe it might help regulate calcium in the brain and reduce memory loss and mental decline.
Uses & Effectiveness
Insufficient Evidence for
- Decline in memory and thinking skills that occurs normally with age. Early research shows that taking 10 mg of apoaequorin daily doesn't seem to improve verbal learning and only slightly improves memory in older adults.
- Lou Gehrig's disease (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or ALS).
- Other conditions.
Special Precautions and Warnings
We currently have no information for APOAEQUORIN Interactions.
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