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Don't be deceived
, February 24, 2009
This review is from: Prevagen Apoaequorin, 30-Count Bottle (Health and Beauty)
I do scientific (not medical) research on the proteins which are contained in this supplement, and there is no reason that this product, a calcium-binding protein, will help you.
As they are legally required to say on their own web site: "This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease." Their "research" consists of cells in a culture dish and has no relation to human mental acuity. In the past, the creators have tried to mislead people into thinking that this is the jellyfish protein that won the Nobel Prize in 2008 (it's not). The lies do not end there: the "testimonials" on their site come from easily found stock photos (unless the same people are also fluent in French and also concerned about Italian osteopathy -- aah, the irony).
If you ingested EDTA or another calcium-binding chemical, it would be more effective at pulling calcium from your bloodstream than this protein. Proteins will not cross the blood-brain barrier, and they will largely be digested before leaving your system, releasing any calcium they might have bound. Even if this product *did* work to remove calcium, in the age groups that they are targeting, you should probably be taking calcium *supplements* and not trying to leach it out of your system. My grandfather died of complications from a broken hip, and he is not the only one.
Please do not be fooled.
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