Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some frequently asked questions which you may have on Scallop-derived PLASMALOGEN:
Scallop-derived PLASMALOGEN is an ingredient extracted from scallop. This ingredient is supported by clinical trials for its effectiveness in improving cognitive function, emotional and behavioural problems in dementia patients. Extensive research have demonstrated that plasmalogens are important for brain health support — protecting brain cells against oxidation, suppressing the formation of amyloid plaques and neuroinflammation (which are responsible for cognitive decline), promoting neurogenesis (birth of nerve cells), inhibiting neuronal cell death and improving learning and memory function.
Though clinical trials of Scallop-derived PLASMALOGEN have shown its efficacy in improving memory, cognitive, emotion, behaviour and the quality of life of dementia patients, the health benefits of Scallop-derived PLASMALOGEN may vary from person to person. For instance, Alzheimer’s is a neurodegenerative disease with many possible causes. Thus, some people may observe positive changes while other may not have noticeable changes after taking Scallop-derived PLASMALOGEN.
Yes, plasmalogen levels in blood do increase after consumption of Scallop-derived PLASMALOGEN. In general, the level of plasmalogens in the blood is correlated to the cognitive function of the brain.
The ideal duration for optimum effect of Scallop-derived PLASMAGEN on dementia patient has not yet been studied in any clinical trial. However, positive changes have been observed in certain patients within a short period of one month after administration. Regular intake of Scallop-derived PLASMALOGEN is strongly recommended to maintain significantly high plasmalogen levels in the body. It is important to note that the intake duration by any person should be determined by their physician, with consideration of the effects and changes in that person.
There are no known side effects associated with daily consumption of Scallop-derived PLASMALOGEN in dietary supplement if taken as recommended, except if one is allergic to scallop. You are advised to consult your physician before taking any dietary supplement if you have, or have had any health condition. Discontinue use and seek advice from your physician of any adverse reactions such as allergic reaction. Please note that dietary supplement is not a substitute for a healthy diet and lifestyle.
Yes, Scallop-derived PLASMALOGEN can help in improving memory. Based on the clinical trials conducted on dementia patients, Scallop-derived PLASMALOGEN increased MMSE scores within as short as three months of oral intake. MMSE is a test for a number of different mental abilities, including memory, concentration and language. In addition, feedback given by caregivers also revealed an improvement in the memory of dementia patients.
It’s never too early to start your supplementation of Scallop-derived PLASMALOGEN as brain deterioration such as accumulation of amyloid β proteins occurs 20 years before the onset of Alzheimer’s disease symptoms. Since Alzheimer’s disease typically develops in people aged 65 or older, it is highly advisable to take Scallop-derived PLASMALOGEN from the age of 45 to replenish the reduced plasmalogens in the brain as an early prevention of Alzheimer’s disease and deterioration of cognitive functions.
Scallop-derived PLASMALOGEN is suitable for people who have been clinically diagnosed with dementia. It is advisable to take Scallop-derived PLASMALOGEN as early as possible after diagnosis. In addition, those who have concerns of developing dementia can also take Scallop-derived PLASMALOGEN as an early prevention to reduce the risk. Please consult your physician before taking Scallop-derived PLASMALOGEN if you are pregnant or lactating.
A clinical trial of Scallop-derived PLASMALOGEN was conducted on patients of moderate and severe Alzheimer’s dementia, Lewy body dementia, cerebrovascular dementia and semantic dementia. Other types of dementia were not studied in the clinical trial. However, other clinical research is ongoing and progressing and more data may be revealed in future.
Scallop-derived PLASMALOGEN is naturally extracted from scallop in its native form without chemical alteration. Thus, it is not a drug and no prescription is required.
Dosage is optimised at 0.5mg twice a day. Do not exceed the recommended dose as excessive intake of any dietary supplements may not deliver the intended effects. Please discontinue use and consult your physician if any adverse effects such as allergic reaction occurs.
So far, there is no report of blood thinning effect of Scallop-derived PLASMALOGEN. For your information, Scallop-derived PLASMALOGEN is a natural ingredient extracted from scallops. In addition, plasmalogens also exist naturally in our body and plasmalogen deficiency has been observed among Alzheimer’s patients. Based on clinical trial, intake of Scallop-derived plasmalogen restores plasmalogen levels in body and improves cognitive function of Alzheimer’s patients.
There are no known adverse effects on blood pressure and/or cholesterol levels associated with daily consumption of Scallop-derived PLASMALOGEN if taken as recommended. This plasmalogen is extracted through a patented extraction technology which results in 92% purity of plasmalogen. However, please note that this plasmalogen was extracted from scallops and kindly consult your physician if you are allergic to scallop before taking this dietary ingredient.
You are advised to take Scallop-derived PLASMALOGEN immediately. Scallop-derived PLASMALOGEN was extracted naturally from scallops without chemical modification. Thus, it is not a drug and no prescription is required. This supplement is completely natural and safe to consume, unless the patient is allergic to scallop. Based on clinical data, patients with earlier stage of dementia showed greater improvement in both plasmalogen levels in body and cognitive function compared to patients with later stage of dementia. Thus, you are advised to take the plasmalogen as early as possible before dementia progresses to a more severe stage. People with brain health concerns (even though not diagnosed with dementia) are also advised to take this plasmalogen as a possible prevention of dementia.
There are no known drug interactions with Scallop-derived PLASMALOGEN. Patients are advised to take the plasmalogen and drugs at least 2 hours apart to prevent drug interference and to achieve the best effects. If possible, it would be best if the patients could take the plasmalogen with an empty stomach.