Prevagen (Apoaequorin): Side effects, Dosage and Uses

Apoaequorin is used orally to improve:

  • Cognitive function
  • Memory
  • Sleep quality

Also known as:  Prevagen

What is Prevagen? 

Prevagen is used orally to improve:

  • Cognitive function
  • Memory
  • Sleep quality

There is not enough scientific research to assign an effectiveness rating to this supplement.

Safety

Prevagen is likely safe when used orally and appropriately. Prevagen products in 10mg doses may be safely used for up to 90 days.

There is insufficient information on the safety of apoaequorin in children, pregnant, and breastfeeding women and should thus be avoided.

Prevagen (Apoaequorin) Side Effects 

When taken in the correct doses, Prevagen/Apoaequorin is generally well tolerated. The most common side effects associated with certain Apoaequorin products include:

  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Headaches
  • Cardiovascular problems  (especially when taken in doses over 10mg per day)
    • Chest pain
    • Hypertension
    • Irregular heart rate

Medication Interactions

There are no reported medication interactions associated with Prevagen/Apoaequorin.

Supplement and Food Interactions

There are no reported supplement, herb, or food interactions associated with Prevagen.

Dosage

The recommended dosage for apoaequorin depends on what it is being used for.

For amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, Lou Gehrig’s disease), the recommended dosage is 20 milligrams of Apoaequorin every two to three waking hours and 20-40 milligrams thirty to sixty minutes before bed.

For cognitive function, the recommended dosage is 10 milligrams of Apoaequorin (Prevagen, Quincy Bioscience) daily for ninety days.

For memory, the recommended dosage is 10 milligrams of Apoaequorin (Prevagen, Quincy Bioscience) daily for ninety days.

For sleep quality, the recommended dosage is 10 milligrams of Apoaequorin (Prevagen, Quincy Bioscience) daily for ninety days.

Foods

Prevagen (Apoaequorin) is a substance originally found in jellyfish. Although it has been synthesized for use as a supplement, it is not an ingredient commonly found in foods.

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