VIVIMIND HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED.
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.
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 shown to protect memory function based on the naturally occurring ingredient, homotaurine, found in seaweed.
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 and memory. Shrinkage of the hippocampus has been associated with learning and memory problems.
Why does the loss of brain cells in the hippocampal region occur? Experts believe 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 affect memory and learning abilities.
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 brain.
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).
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 placebo.
VIVIMIND™ should be taken daily and should be swallowed whole (not crushed, blended or mixed). The recommended adult (18 years of age and older) dose is one to two tablets twice a day (in the morning and evening preferably at mealtime). If a dose is missed, do not double the dose to make up for the missed dose – simply start again at the next scheduled dose. Each tablet of VIVIMIND™ contains 50 mg of homotaurine.
While VIVIMIND™ is generally well tolerated at the recommended dose, some people may experience nausea, weight loss, dizziness or fainting. In many cases, symptoms are temporary. If they persist, contact your healthcare professional.
Metabolism studies suggest that interactions between VIVIMIND™ and other products are not likely to occur. No specific interaction studies were conducted with other products. For further information, contact your healthcare professional.