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Anyone tried/heard of "BrainXpert" for Alzheimers/Mild Cognitive Impairment

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#1 IcyNetLog

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Posted 01 May 2021 - 10:36 PM


Looking for something for aging parents, specifically my father who's cognitive health seems to be in decline as the years pass now and stumbled upon this supplement called "BrainXpert" . Not sure what to think about it, it's rather new on the market it seems.

 

https://www.everyhea...brainxpert.list

 

I've included a link that provides more information regarding a study/testing done with this product:

https://alz-journals...1002/alz.037961

 

I'm interested to know your thoughts on this as well as in comparison to something like "Bulletproof Coffee".

 



#2 pamojja

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Posted 02 May 2021 - 09:33 AM

Always look at the ingredients list of a supplement to evaluate its price-possible benefits ratio. The ingredients for this indicated are:

 

Encapsulated MCT (medium chain triglycerides, glucose syrup, milk protein, potassium phosphate, calcium phosphate), milk protein, vitamin mix (B6, B9, B12)

No Preservatives
No Artificial Flavours
No Artificial Sweeteners
No Artificial Colours

 

A propietary bland is the first red-flag for any supplement. Because obviously the company isn't proud of presenting how much of which highly priced ingredients it contains. But most likely just cheap substances as the bulk. Leaving you in the unknown how much for example of the minerals or vitamins you get, attitional to your diet. Or if those are used in anyway effective doses or forms.

 

However, at the nutritional information sheet it gets indeed more specific by saying 50g of this daily ingested powder contains 30g of MCT (which is a saturated fat), 10g of carbohydrates and 7.5g of protein. And:

 

142mg sodium

268mg potassium

156mg calcium

260mg phosphorus

20mg pyridoxine

800mcg of folic acid

500mcg of cyanocobalamin

 

The whole of it for 140,- GBP a month a person.

 

So basically the bulk 2/3 is MCT powder, 1/3 is milk protein powder and unhealthy sugar. These you could much more cheaper get for example from https://www.bulk.com...h/result/?q=mct if you insist on powder, or in its natural form of simple cold pressed coconut oil, available in every shop, much cheaper.

 

And https://www.bulk.com...?q=milk protein if you insisted on unhealthy processed food powders again instead of the real food available everywhere.

 

The 3 vitamins in it are in the cheapest not optimal forms, which the body has to still enzymatically process into their active forms. Where up to 50% have genetic defects making this conversion less effective. If you still insisted on those you could get them in the least healthy and cheapest multi-vitamin too. The danger in them is they might not only not be optimally processed in the body, but additonally blocking vitamin receptors, and actually causing at such high doses right away the deficiency they are supposed to correct. Examples of correct forms for these 3 vitamins is pyridoxal-5-phosphate, methylfolate and sublingual methylcobalamin. Starting at much lower doses and slowly increasing their doses while monitoring symptoms.

 

So far about its far overpriced quality. Not even considering if this combination could slow the cognitive dicline. Much more cleverer to use real, more healthy not processed food. Like for example coconut oil and grass-fed curds instead (preferably made from A2 milk). Or organically raised eggs, for example.


Edited by pamojja, 02 May 2021 - 09:43 AM.

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