Our research teams made a startling discovery with regards to the combination of different dietary ingredients and their relationship to affecting brain “plaques and tangles.” The common notion out there is that adding “more ingredients” in a variety of brain health products will have a “synergistic” or “additive” affect. For example, many of the brain health nutraceutical products in the market place today contain 5, 10, 15 and sometimes more than 20 ingredients that are supposed to affect different parts of the brain, improve memory and cognition etc. Our research found this belief not to be “scientifically” true. In fact, in many studies, we discovered that by adding more nutraceutical ingredients, together, actually caused certain nutraceutical ingredients that were effective alone – to be “ineffective” when placed in combination with other nutraceutical ingredients. What was happening in “combination nutraceutical ingredients” for the brain was “an elimination effect”—adding more ingredients actually causes certain ingredients “to be inhibited” and “stop working.”
Another problem with multi-nutraceutical ingredients for brain health, was that adding more ingredients in very small quantities (50mg or less), does nothing to the combination, since many of these ingredients will be absorbed, never cross the blood-brain-barrier, and actually never reach the brain.
Percepta® with only 2 ingredients was found to markedly inhibit and reduce brain “plaques and tangles” in a number of different in vitro and animal model studies. The science behind the product shows that a major ingredient in cat’s claw discovered by our research team gets into the brain within 2 minutes after being in the blood. In addition, we maximized the effect by only having 2 major ingredients in Percepta® that are synergistic and maximize the effects on the target (brain “plaques and tangles”).