LuckyVitamin.com is proud to announce that the researcher who discovered the active-ingredient within top selling Prevagen, recently won the Nobel Prize.
In a press release issued by The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences the researchers Osamu Shimomura, Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL), Woods Hole, MA, and Boston University Medical School, MA, Martin Chalfie, Columbia University, New York, NY, and Roger Y. Tsien, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA, are being recognized for their work discovering and utilizing a calcium-binding protein (CaBP) within a jellyfish that has the ability to bind with excess calcium.
Their work led to the 2008 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
Based on this discovery, Quincy Bioscience, a biotechnology company in Madison, Wisconsin developed Prevagen®. Prevagen uses the same CaBPs found within jellyfish to replace the ones that we lose in the normal course of healthy aging.
The company’s products focus on restoring calcium balance related to neurodegenerative disorders and other destructive age-related mechanisms.
Prevagen is a product developed to utilize a glowing protein in a species of jellyfish called Aequorea Victoria to fight the aging process. This calcium-binding protein was discovered by Shimomura when he observed the glowing jellyfish in 1962. Since then, it has become an important tool to map cellular mechanisms and observe previously invisible processes such as the development of nerve cells in the brain and how cell damage occurs during Alzheimer’s disease.
Several studies have shown the potential benefits of Prevagen including a memory study in which most participants were able to accomplish significant results in only 30 days.
Many participants showed improved memory performance as early as eight days but with statistically greater improvement after 30 days. In addition, the study shows that Prevagen helps to improve several different memory related issues, such as remembering driving directions, word recall, retaining information and general memory.
Many people may wonder how the lack of calcium may affect the memory. The answer is simple. Many cellular processes are closely regulated under normal functioning. Calcium-binding proteins regulate calcium to keep a balance within the nervous system. Aging reduces an individual’s production of calcium-binding proteins. As the levels of calcium-binding proteins decline, calcium is not as regulated, leaving brain cells vulnerable. Excess calcium can result in cell damage and memory impairment. Fortunately, Prevagen provides a supplemental source of calcium-binding proteins to protect the cells, helping restore calcium balance.