Supplements That Enhance Your Mind, Memory, and Mood
Do you find that you are not as mentally sharp as you used to be? Do you get mental fatigue and have trouble focusing or concentrating? As America's population ages, more and more people are struggling with the fact that their mental ability is not what it used to be. Maybe you've tried exercising your mind, doing crossword puzzles, and eating better, ad exercising more in order to boost your mind. These are all great options. But one of the ways to improve your cognitive ability is to feed your brain the nutrients it needs to function at its peak performance.
Over the past few years scientists have studied dozens of supplements that enhance focus, alertness, concentration, and mental performance. Dr. Ray Sahelian, M.D., best selling author of Mind Boosters: Natural Supplements that Enhance your Mind, Memory, and Mood, is one of the world's most respected nutritional experts. He has reviewed the latest research on these breakthrough nutrients, amino acids, and herbs and has formulated Mind Power Rx. This formula is aimed for those with age related cognitive decline or individuals who need to stay mentally focused and alert as part of their work or to complete a project.
This brain supplement product is highly popular and has a very high rate of reorder. Always discuss with your doctor before using supplements, particularly if you are older or taking medicines.
Physician Formulas, Inc., Mind Power Rx, 60
Mind Power Rx - Secret to a healthy mind formulated by Dr. Sahelian, bestselling author of Mind Boosters book (also published as Mind Boosting Secrets), to provide steady mental sharpness and focus all day long.
This all natural mind enhancing product supports:
Memory and Mood
Alertness and Focus
Buy Mind Power Rx for better mental function or Eyesight Rx for better vision
Here is a list of the ingredients in Mind Power Rx and
a brief explanation of each:
Acetyl L-carnitine helps with focus and alertness. Acetyl l-carnitine and carnitine play several important roles in the human body. These nutrients shuttle acetyl groups and fatty acids into mitochondria for energy production. The acetyl group is also used to make the important brain chemical acetylcholine. Acetyl l carnitine may even act as a neurotransmitter itself.
Carnosine is found in relatively high concentrations in several body tissues including nerve tissue and brain. Carnosine has potent antioxidant activity and acts as a chemical messenger in the nervous system.
Choline is is a nutrient that works as a building block for the neurotransmitter acetylcholine and other chemical messengers in the brain.
DMAE is known chemically as dimethyl-amino-ethanol. DMAE has been popular for many years by those interested in improving mental alertness and clarity of thinking.
Inositol an essential component of the phospholipids that make up cellular membranes, is found in virtually every cell in the body. Inositol helps establish healthy cell membranes which facilitate nerve impulses.
Trimethylglycine TMG is a methyl donor that help in the production of several brain chemicals. TMG improves mood, energy, wellbeing, alertness, concentration, and visual clarity.
Tyrosine is an amino acid that converts into L dopa and then dopamine. Many people take tyrosine to enhance alertness and focus.
Vinpocetine dilates blood vessels in the brain.
B vitamins present in this cognitive enhancer include cyanocobalamin or methylcobalamin, a form of B12, and pantothenic acid.
addition to these potent brain boosting nutrients, Mind Power Rx contains the
following mind-enhancing herbs:
Ashwagandha is an Ayurvedic herb that has withanolides, substances that help you relax and focus.
Bacopa monnieri contains bacosides, natural substances that help improve memory.
Ginkgo Biloba is a popular herbal brain supplement that helps improve blood flow to the brain and helps with clarity of thinking.
Ginseng is a popular herb that provides overall energy and vitality.
Gotu kola has been used traditionally in India as a nerve tonic for memory and clarity of thinking
Mucuna Pruriens extract contains L dopa, the precursor to the brain chemical dopamine involved in motivation and mood.
Rhodiola is an herb popular in Russia and used to enhance mental and physical endurance.
There is no caffeine added to this brain booster.
What you may notice when you take this pill
Mind Power Rx has been available since 2004 and has become a bestselling mind enhancing supplement. It contains several nutrients and herbal extracts balanced in a way to provide the most benefits with the least side effects. A daily capsule is taken a few minutes before breakfast or with breakfast. Most people notice being more alert and focused with enhanced mental energy and motivation within a couple of hours. Some people notice mood enhancement.
How often to take and for how long
For long term use, it is used a few days a week or as needed. We suggest you discuss with your doctor before using Mind Power Rx particularly if you are taking medications or have a health condition that needs medical supervision. Some people who are very sensitive to supplements may with to open a capsule by pulling on each side and emptying about half the contents in juice and closing the capsule to use the rest another day.
formulated by Ray Sahelian, M.D.
Joint Power Rx - for healthy joint support
Prostate Power Rx - for optimal prostate health with saw palmetto and pygeum
Eyesight Rx -- for healthy vision, results sometimes seen within hours.
CoQ10 50 mg - for healthy energy metabolism and heart function
Curcumin the active extract from turmeric, found in curry
Tongkat Ali 400 mg - herbal libido enhancer from Malaysia
Tribulus Terrestris - one of the common sexual enhancers found in many herbal libido formulas
Serrapeptase - blood clot dissolver
Graviola herbal supplement
Mind Power Rx side
The most frequently reported side effects with Mind Power Rx are restlessness, overstimulation, and rapid heart beat. These side effects can occur when 2 capsules are taken at the same time. Side effects with one capsule are very infrequent, especially if the capsule is taken with food as opposed to an empty stomach. Insomnia may occur if Mind Power Rx is taken after 4 pm. So, it is better to take Mind Power Rx early in the day, with breakfast or lunch, or a few minutes before breakfast or lunch. Most people find one capsule a day is sufficient.
Interactions with medications
We have not tested this product with the various medications prescribed by doctors. As a general rule we have not had any bad reactions reported to us thus far. Consult with your doctor and begin with one capsule every other day to be safe. I don't suggest taking this mind enhancing product with stimulant medications such as Ritalin, methylphenidate, Modafinil (Provigil) etc.
Q. Could you kindly
please advise if we can get Mind power Rx with the following medicines:
Rosuvastatin 10 mg, Atorvastatin Calcium 10 mg, Amlodopine 5mg,
Bisoprolol 5mg, Ecosprin 150.
A. Consult with your doctor and if he or she approves try one capsule with breakfast every other day.
I am interested in
Passion Rx and Mind Power Rx for better and longer lasting sessions.
Taking these two together to produce the goal of stronger and longer
lasting erections during sex.
A. I prefer using them separately for a week or so and leaning how each one works by itself. Later you could alternate Passion one day, Mind Power the next day, and no pills the third day.
Interactions with coffee, caffeine
We suggest limiting the use of coffee or drinks that have caffeine on the days that you take this brain supplement.
I've read your recommendation of Mind Power Rx for children. However, could you please be more specific about the dosages for children > according to the age and size? For example how much should 2 to 6 years children or 7 to 12 years children take? I am a pediatric doctor and I need that information in order to recommend mind power rx to my patients.
We have not done any studies in children to know these kinds of details. One approach is to begin with a low dosage such as a quarter for age 2 to 6, and a third or a half for 7 to 12 and titrate up or down depending on response. We really can't be any more specific than this, it is very difficult to know.
Will it be suitable for children? My
child is 8 years old.
If your child's doctor approves, a child could take a quarter, third or half a capsule 5 days a week with 2 days off each week.
Use with medications
Is the supplement compatible with heart medication? Specifically, metoprolol, lovastatin and aspirin?
There are many factors that influence a person's response to a supplement and medications are only one of these factors. As a general rule it is a good idea to have a doctor's approval and if ok to begin with half a capsule a day of the product to see how one responds.
How to Cultivate a
My focus is on natural, mind power supplements, but any web site that discusses mental health must address the significant influence of diet and lifestyle on the mind. We may use the most powerful mind power pills available, but if we don't exercise the mind and body, eat the right foods, continue on a path of emotional growth, cultivate healthy relationships, and have good sleeping patterns, we will not reap the full benefits of mind supplements.
We live in a world that places enormous demands on our mind. Continually expanding mind, body and memory capacity is crucial to successful adaptation to this ever-changing informational society. In my mind, enhancing our mind capacity helps us advance in our career leading to more work satisfaction, higher income, greater travel and leisure opportunities, less stress, and more autonomy.
An increase in intelligence and a large fund of knowledge give us an improved sense of self-confidence. As our topics of interest and discussion increase, so can the number and variety of social contacts. Knowledge also improves our ability to foresee future political, economic, and historical trends.
The more we learn and expand our mind, the more we wish to continue learning. Understanding the world is like assembling a jigsaw puzzle. The more pieces we fit, the clearer the image and the greater the urge to learn and fill in even more pieces. Increasing one's knowledge can be compared to an avalanche. Once the process starts, it gathers a momentum of its own. Perseverance and some initial prompting are required, but the rewards soon pay off. Minds are kept young by continual use, and mentally active people live longer. I consider mind -enhancement to be a lifelong process. Centuries ago Rene Descartes said, "It is not enough to have a good mind. The main thing is to use it well." The march of intellect need not halt soon after framing the high school or college diploma.
The Science of Mind
Scientists have made enormous advances in the understanding of the mind. However, little attention has been focused on enhancing mental power through natural methods, nor has there as much focus as necessary on how to improve mind body interaction through natural ways. Many doctors do not have an open mind when it comes to herbs and nutrients for mind body medicine and health care. I often say to my doctor friends, "If you knew what I knew about mind power herbs, it would blow your mind."
I would like to report excellent results with using your Mind Power Rx. Taking just one a day (in the morning a hour before breakfast) I have noticed quite a remarkable improvement in mind alertness and in my ability to persist in resolving problems with work involving mental concentration. I changed my mind about mind herbs. As a side-note, bouts of depression that I experienced have also been greatly alleviated. I started noticing the changes within a week of beginning the above dosage. Thanks for making available such a helpful product . I feel a balance of mind body soul.
I just wanted to let you know that I had ordered Mind Power Rx about 8 months ago and found it to be extremely helpful in keeping focus. I have been diagnosed with Adult ADD and had been on Concerta (basically Ritalin) for some time. I know that this drug can be taxing on the liver and other organs as many prescriptions, but I really felt that I needed the focus it gave me. After doing research on more natural approaches to my issue, I came across physician formulas. I haven't had any Mind Power Rx in a while, but I just placed another order and anticipate it greatly. Thank you for an oustanding product!
Dr. Sahelian, I just had to write you and your staff
after using the " Mind Power Rx " formula for about a month now. I need to
provide a little background so that you can appreciate how much your
formula has helped me. I sustained a head injury three years ago. As a
result of that injury, and its associated cognitive impairments and
emotional / behavioral symptoms that were a major issue, I had to take a job
with less responsiblity at my place of employment, due to my inability to
concentrate, focus, remember what tasks I had to do, and muster any energy
whatsoever. I have gained some success in those areas through a variety of
alternative treatments over the past three years, but I was still having
major problems at work. Well, as a result of taking Mind Power Rx now, I
have literally tons of energy, much greater focus and concentration, and
my short-term memory is
better, as well! I haven't been "this kind of energetic, outgoing, social
"animal" in a long time!) This all came at a perfect time, as my
performance appraisal by my boss was due, and, if I hadn't shown those
signs of improvement the last month or so, I would have received a very
unfavorable appraisal, indeed. It also would have then affected my salary
and any associated bonuses. I am very serious about how grateful I am for
your product (I also take the "Plus 45 Women's" supplement). I have also
posted about it to my other friends on the head injury support website. I
have tried many other products in order to gain the same results, with far
too many side affects...Mind Power Rx has none! Again, I just had to write you and thank you from the
bottom of my heart, for your never-ending research and formulations. I am
grateful that you are on "our side"! I will forever be a regular customer
(of your website,
for advice, also). Your "patient" forever....
I purchased Mind Power Rx and I am really really happy of the positive effects it has. To begin with, I am a software engineer with a commercial background but unfortunately I had a car accident 4 years ago and thus suffered from a moderate to severe head injury which caused the chemicals inside my mind to be tremendously unbalanced and I lost the balance in my state of mind. This is such an annoyance because I had no emotions anymore and only my logic and analytic behavior helped me to be partly who I was before my car accident. I had to study a little bit how the mind worked to seek out an effective
solution towards this problem because althought I have a good background in my domain, emotions are very important when going through an interview - mind over matter. Therefore I have failed many interviews despite my competence. Moreover, I have looked everywhere in local drug stores but never found anything. But when I saw your solutions when querying Google with "dopamine" and other important brain cells chemicals, I was so happy to find Mind Power Rx. I just wanted to congradulate your work and your company ! You got yourself a lifetime costumer ;)
We appreciate the feedback very much. The human mind can be improved with supplements but few people recognize that.
I do mind teasers and like mind puzzle tasks. I find Mind Power Rx, taken an hour or two before I engage in these mind trick puzzles helps me focus and achieve them quicker.
Since taking Mind Power I no longer have to
ask "where is my mind." I can concentrate so much better and my memory has
improved. I have a question. Does it help with mind eye coordination. I
think it has helped me.
Yes, we have had others report a better mind eye coordination, especially when taking a third of a tablet of Eyesight Rx under the tongue.
A while back I thought I read some reviews on your site from customers
about Mind Power Rx but now I can't seem to find them. Can you help? Also, just
wanted to let you know how delighted I am with Mind Power Rx. The biggest change
I have noticed is in my mood. I feel much more positive and more myself. I have
tried (and still take) many supplements to improve my mood (some of which are in
Mind Power rx) as I suffer from mind depression. However, your product seems to have made the
most difference for me. Must be the synergistic effect! I am only taking 2 in
the morning and noticed a difference on the 3rd day and it seems each day just
gets a little better. Have you heard this kind of response from others? Your
product was partially designed for mood, but not totally; yet that is where I
notice the most difference. No longer is my mind playing tricks on me.
Thank you so much for the positive response. We have had people tell us that they noticed a mood lift with Mind Power. Mind Power Rx has been developed since February, 2005.
I am a psychologist (therapist) and often recommend Mind Power Rx to my clients and close friends. Its a pleasure being in touch with you. I have been hearing great feedback from my friends and clients who are using your Mind Power Rx. which in my opinion provides for all aspects of mind boosting whether its serotonin or dopamine related or Acetyl choline related. Big thumbs up in my understanding! (And twice or thrice a week I use it my self as well with great zest and confidence!)
Thanks for all your great products. I have been
taking Eyesight RX and Mind Power RX for a couple of months now. I love
that it actually motivates me. I actually want to do more things than
prior to taking it. My question is: Are you going to sell Eyesight RX in a
larger quantity than the 5 tabs in the package? I am buying it in the
package now, but it would be more cost efficient and convenient for me to get it
in, say, 30 tabs to a bottle. Any chance of this in the future?
Thanks again, I love your products!
I love Mind Power Rx. I bought one bottle initially now I'm buying 6 more. All I need is one capsule before breakfast and it keeps me focused and alert all day. Sometimes I take another capsule in mid afternoon if I want to stay up late that night, like on a Saturday night.
Is there a possibility that Mind power Rx is addictive? I mean, just like nicotine it works on the dopamine release and this creates a question for me.
I am not aware of Mind Power Rx to be addictive. We doubt this could happen.
Does Mind Power Rx have NADH?
No, NADH is an unstable nutrient and needs to be in a foil pack so it is not best suited to be in a capsule.
I want to try several of your mind products. I'm not sure
which products should be taken on the same day and which should not. Products in
question are: Passion Rx, Mind Power Rx, Prostate Power Rx, Eyesight Rx, Joint
Power Rx and Multivit Rx. Can you inform me how to take the products together
and give me some peace of mind?
Generally all the ones you mentioned, except Joint, are quite potent and we would recommend not combining them the same day, they actually have overlapping effects, for instance Prostate, Eye, Mind, all can enhance sexuality by themselves. We would particularly to be cautious with combining Passion Rx with other products since it is very potent, unless you only take one third of a capsule. Some people like the effects of swallowing a Mind Power capsule and using a third of a tablet of Eyesight under the tongue about the same time. basically, some can be combined if less that a full capsule is taken. Each person is unique, this is a general guideline to discuss with your doctor. But first we recommend finding out what each one does by itself and getting a good understanding of this before combining. Even MultiVit Rx is quite potent, and you may be surprised that even one capsule can give extra energy and alertness. Side effects of taking too many could include being overly stimulated with too much energy, restlessness, insomnia, and rapid heart beat. So it is better to be cautious, learn how you react to each one by itself and once you know how each one works with your system then at that time they can be cautiously combined.
I just bought 3 products and would like to know the
best way to take them without any adverse effects. The products are Passion Rx,
Mind power, and Eyesight Rx. The instructions say to take each product every
other day, so should I be taking each pill on a different day or are there any 2
that can be combined? Most of all are there any that should not be taken on the
This is a good question. Passion Rx is strong, so it should be taken only by itself. We recommend less than a full capsule if you are sensitive to herbs, for instance 1/2 or 2/3 of a capsule 2 days in a row then take a break for a day or two before resuming. Mind Power Rx can be taken with a third of a tablet of Eyesight Rx. This is actually a good combination. We don't recommend taking passion rx the same day as eyesight and mind. This is, of course, if your health care provider approves.
I ordered Passion Rx and am going to place an order
for Mind Power Rx and Multi-vit. I have a few questions and would be grateful if
you could answer them. How should these three products be taken together? I
noticed that some folks take Passion Rx with 1/2 capsule of Mind Power Rx for
improved effect of the Passion Rx. Would the same effect occur by alternating
these products or by taking a full capsule. I was thinking that I would take
passion Rx every other day, Multi-vit every day and Mind Power Rx on weekdays.
Is this OK and is it OK to take all 3 on the same day? It appears that some
ingredients are included in more than one product. Also, concerning long-term
effects - since some of the products (e.g., mind power Rx) increases production
of certain chemicals in the brain, I'm worried about long-term use. Is there any
evidence of detrimental effects of long-term use of any of the products,
especially Mind Power Rx? Does the body regulate the level of brain chemicals so
that it will shut down the natural production of these? I'm afraid of becoming
dependent on Mind Power Rx if I take it too long. Is this a risk?
You ask excellent questions. We prefer each product be taken on a separate day, with one or two days a week without any of them. This applies if you are taking a full capsule. If you are taking half a capsule, you can take 2 or 3 of the products together the same day. The herbs and nutrients in these products are healthy, and as long as you take a break for a day or two a week, they can be used for prolonged periods. It's good to take a 3 to 4 day break each month. By taking these brief breaks, the body readjusts itself if for some reason it has been off balance, which should not happen if you take small amounts.
I was wondering if there are any tolerance issues
with your Mind Power Rx. Should I take Mind Power every day, every other day, or
only on the weekdays? I just want to make sure that I am getting the most out of
your mind product every time I use it. It's been always on my mind to ask you.
We have not come across tolerance with this product, but is is often a good idea to take a day or two off per week.
Will Mind Power Rx help with erotic mind control?
This is the first we have been asked about erotic mind control... we don't know.
I just ordered Mind Power Rx and Vitamin B Coenzyme
Complex for my 82 year old father who has a mild dementia with mood
swings. However, before coming across your product I had earlier ordered
a Chinese herbal formula Yi Gan San 500 mg capsule. Can they be
I am not familiar with Yi Gan San, so I do not know if they can be combined. In older individuals I prefer using only one product a day.
I am a medical student looking for ways to enhance my memory and mind power (as u know there's lots of info that need to be retained and I want to master the mind). I recently got the Mind Power Rx. I've used a few times already. I certainly found that I am more alert and able to concentrate more. However, I don't see a dramatic improvement in my memory. Do I need more time and take it more regularly to see the effect? Or do
I need to increase my dose? I've taken max 3 pills each day. Do you have other formula to enhance memory retainment and recall?
Mind Power Rx enhances alertness and focus in most age groups, improves mood in many people, but as far as memory, most 20 and 30 year olds (I assume you are in this age group since you are a medical student) are already normally functioning at a high level, and it would be difficult to improve that with mind supplements. Once memory starts fading somewhat in one's 40s, and particularly in 50s, 60s and beyond, then a supplement has more of a noticeable effect. The most important ways to improve mind and memory in your age group is to have a deep 7 to 8 hour sleep at night, which can be helped by taking a half hour to an hour walk daily, avoiding stimulants in the afternoon or evening, and generally following some of the suggestions at this web page on sleep. Also, eating salmon, halibut, sardines (in mustard or tomato sauce, not oil), and other fish is helpful. Sometimes fish oils, additional ginkgo, bacopa, acetyl-l-carnitine, etc may also help some people. No supplements should be taken in a high amount dose that interferes with sleep. But the most important way to have excellent memory is to lower stress (easy for me to say now that I'm no longer in med school) and to sleep deep.
My wife is being treated with Mirapexin and sinamet. We are currently following ideas to boost low
acetycholine and dopomine levels in her brain in a gentle manner [low doses]
with suppliments and diet. It appears that only you hold the majority of
suppliments required so well done from us in the UK. Q Would your product be
suitable for my wife in your opinion. I think your research papers are excellent
and give a lot of confidence to us customers in you and your company.
Thank you for your email. It is very difficult -- almost impossible -- to predict how a person will respond to a supplement, particularly if they are taking other medicines that influence brain chemicals. Sorry we can't be more specific. We appreciate your positive feedback.
Q. I am a 52 yo male who has been taking one capsule of Mind Power Rx almost daily for one month. I really like this product. It lifts me up from my sluggish state in the morning and I have switched to decaf since I don't think I need caffeine any more.
Q. Dear Dr Sahelian, I
noticed your Mind Power RX formula does not contain CDP Choline. Does this
suggest that CDP choline should not be taken with choline, or is it safe to do
A. There are countless supplements and herbs that have an influence on the mind, and we had to limit the number we could place in Mind Power Rx. CDP-choline is an excellent mind nutrient, and it can be taken with choline, just that the dose of CDP-choline and choline need to be reduced in order not to get overstimulated.
Q. I've been using MIND
POWER RX daily for 4 months and when i stopped for a couple of days i noticed my
head hurts. Is this a withdrawal effect?
A. We have not heard this side effect, but it may be possibly due to this, but we can't be sure. We always recommend taking frequent breaks from supplements, for instance in the case of mind power rx, taking one or two days off per week.
Q. Hi, Dr. Sahelian. I have read a number of your
on-line articles over the years and have a copy of Mind Boosters. I appreciate
your combination of avidity and skepticism. I had a question for you. I have
tried over the years to use various cholinergic enhancers/acetylcholine
precursors in the interests of cognitive preservation and improvement. I'm
especially interested--now that I've reached half of my shelf-life--in the
promise of DMAE to remove cellular gunk, enhance learning and alertness, and
reverse dermal crosslinking. My problem is that all supplements aimed at
cholinergic enhancement aggravate symptoms of depression that I have had since I
was a teenager. I use a modest dosage of Zoloft now to effectively control these
symptoms, but the medication does nothing to counteract the effects of choline,
lecithin, DMAE, etc. Is there a backdoor way to reap the benefits of a
supplement like DMAE? Something I could take with it to counterbalance the
negative side effects? A supplement with a different mechanism that offers the
same beneficial effects? I'm especially interested in cognitive enhancement
(creativity, lucidity, positivity, productivity, willpower, sleep enhancement,
and memory/learning improvement) and in lipofuscin removal and crosslinking
retardation and/or reversal. Thanks for any recommendations you can offer. MInd
Power Rx is awesome, the best kept secret in terms of a nutritional supplement
for the mind.
A. As a rule, we prefer not taking too high a dose of one or two supplements, but rather a small amount of several brain nutrients since each will have a positive effect on different parts of the brain and neurotransmitters. A good combination is Mind Power Rx, and if your doctor approves, it could be tried.
Q. Do you know of a free mind power ebook?
A. If you visit my home page, you will find information on all kinds of herbs and supplements that improve the mind.
Q. Does Mind Boosters book discuss herbs and supplements to develop mind power ?
A. Mind Boosters took several years to write and it is considered one the of the best books ever written on the topic of natural mind enhancement.
Q. How can I get updates on mind power news?
A. If you subscribe to Natural Healing Secrets newsletter, you will be sent updates on mind power herbs and nutrients for free.
Q. I was diagnosed with adrenal fatigue and virtually
no brain hormones - dopamine, serotonin, etc., and then add menopause to
the list. Since taking Mind Power Rx, coupled with other supplements, my pattern
of sleep deepened and increased. My thinking had more "snap." I'm able to go
into a store without a list (albeit 6-7 items) and actually remember each one
that I need! I was recently diagnosed with sleep apnea and given a CPAP machine,
which has helped everything. But my point is, even before this recent diagnosis,
Mind Powr Rx improved the quality of my thinking. Not to be melodramatic, but I
guess you'd have to say Mind Power Rx also improved my life. Due to the fatigue
issues, I was taking Mind Power Rx more than once per day. I was taking one in
the morning and one before bedtime. This was the best regiment for where I was.
So yes, I promote Mind Power Rx to my "equally challenged" friends!
A. Great feedback, thank you. We suggest not using it before bedtime since it can cause alertness.
Q. Hi, ive been taking your Mind Power RX supplement for just over a week and and half now and firstly id like to say how much it has helped me. My mind is so much clearer, my communication skills have improved and my memory is starting to impress me. I am 21 years old and have had problems with memory.
Q. Can you tell me if it would be safe to take Mind
Power RX along with Paxil which the doctor has prescribed to me for anxiety? I
asked my doctor but she could not give me an answer. A friend from Australia is
on the antidepressant valdoxan.
A. We prefer that Mind Power Rx be taken on the days that you are not using Paxil or other antidepressants such as valdoxan. Or, if your doctor approves, you could take half a capsule of Mind Power Rx and half of your normal dose of Paxil. Agomelatine (trade names Valdoxan, Melitor, Thymanax) is an antidepressant developed by the pharmaceutical company Servier.
Q. Hi, ive been taking your Mind Power RX supplement
for just over a week and half now and firstly id like to say how much it has
helped me. My mind is so much clearer, my communication skills have improved and
my memory is starting to impress me. I only have one problem and that is taht i
am finding hard to hold an
erection. Do any of the ingredints found in Mind Power RX normaly have this
kind of effect? Im only 21 which is quite worrying. Is there anything else i can
combine with what i taking, such as maca. Im currently taking 2 tablets a day
both in the morning. What is your recommended dosage for someone of my age? I do
feel as though i benefit from taking Mind Power RX as my memory does seem to
fail me. Your help would be much appreciated.
A. As a rule we have heard positive effects of Mind Power Rx on erection, but perhaps it is possible that taking too much without breaks could have a negative influence. You may wish to take a break for a few days and resume at one capsule a day taking a day or two off each week. Low doses of Passion Rx with yohimbe could potentially be helpful when taken on the days that you are not on Mind Power Rx.
Q. Can you tell me if it would be safe to take Mind
Power RX along with Paxil which the doctor has prescribed to me for anxiety? I
asked my doctor but she could not give me an answer.
A. We suggest not using Mind Power Rx and Paxil the same day. Mind Power Rx could be taken on the days that you are off the SSRI.
Q. Is Mind Boosters the same book as Mind Power?
A. There is a book called Mind Power by Gary Null, and there is a product called Mind Power Rx by Ray Sahelian, M.D. The Mind Power book and the Mind Power Rx product have no relation.
Q. My children both have ADHD. One has it without the
hyperactivity, and the other one has it with hyperactivity and impulsivity. Is
Mind Power Rx appropriate for children? My daughter is in 2nd grade and my son
is in Kindergarten. Are there any known side effects? I realize some side
effects come with every medication, but that the good can outweigh the bad. So
please be open with me.
A. Thank you for your email. We have not tested Mind Power with kids, but we have had some anecdotal positive response in older kids. If you doctor approves, you could try a fifth, quarter of a capsule or a third daily with one or two days off a week and give us feedback so we can tell other parents if they ask. We also suggest if your doctor approves for you to take a capsule to see how it affects you and you will have a better sense of how it works. Thus far we have not had reports of side effects when the dosage has been limited to one capsule in adults.
Q. Around June 2005, I was in searched of a supplement
for brain functioning because I was taking the licensure exam for nurses in the
Philippines last December 2005. I did order 3 bottles and started taking Mind
Power Rx. Together with the supplements and much diligence and above all
prayers, I made it to the national board exam to the 2nd place. You may check
the results of the Philippine Regulation Commission website. Anyhow, I am
actually interested in marketing Mind Power Rx to my friends and acquaintances
now that we are preparing exams for the different licensures in other countries.
Q. What is your opinion of Mind Power book by Gary Null?
A. We have not read Mind Power by Gary Null so we don't have an opinion on this book.
Q. I am looking into trying the product called Mind
Power Rx. Is there an amount of time necessary to past before the product is
noticed as having a positive effect upon memory & thinking? Also, do you know
anything about a new memory improving product called Memoprove. It is suppose to
be using a ingredient called N-PEP-12, a neuropeptide.
A. I am not familiar with Memoprove that you mention. Many people notice benefits from Mind Power the first day, others notice it after several days.
Q. Can Mind Power be taken the same time as
lipoic acid or
A. You could take Mind Power Rx in the morning, and then in the evening take kava, but we don't suggest taking Mind Power Rx and kava the same time. As to lipoic acid, as long as the dose is 20 mg or less, it should be okay with Mind Power Rx.
Q. Can you tell
me if it has any reactions with ADHD medications such as Ritalin etc?
A. We have not tested Mind Power Rx and Ritalin together, as a rule we suggest using them on separate days since there could be overstimulation using both the same day.
Q. Would you consider Mind Power Rx to be a smart pill?
A. It depends how you define smart pill. Mind Power Rx can enhance alertness, focus, and mental motivation, and if this leads to better mental performance, then it could be considered as such. However, we have no testing done to see if using Mind Power Rx leads to an increase in IQ.
Q. I have your Rx products of Joint Power Rx, Passion
Rx, and Prostate Prostate Power rx, and now ordered Mind Power Rx. Can these be
A. Joint Power Rx is often used daily, prostate is taken usually daily with a couple of days off a week, and Mind Power Rx is usually taken as needed, not every day. Passion Rx can be taken on days when Mind Power Rx or Prostate Power Rx is not being used since Passion Rx is quite potent, and half a capsule should be enough. Each person is unique, these are rough guidelines. It you notice it is too much for you, you can reduce your intake. We suggest keeping your doctor informed.
Q. I'm curious as to why where are only 5mg of
carnosine in each Mind Power Rx pill, when the carnosine suggests that "it is
safe and beneficial in 100 to 250 mg doses taken a few days a week". Is 5mg
to even do anything at all?
A. Many people have the mistaken idea that each supplement should be taken at maximal doses. When a product such as Mind Power Rx has more than a dozen ingredients, and some of them are antioxidants, dosages have to be minimized otherwise side effects can occur. The idea of 'more is better' does not necessarily apply.
Q. I am interested in mind power vs just the acetyl l
carnite but notice one dosage of acetyl is 250 mg yet the mind power only has 30
mg. Could you explain the difference?
A. When multiple herbs and nutrients are used at the same time, it is important to reduce the dosages otherwise serious side effects could occur if a dozen herbs and nutrients are taken at their full dosage.
Q. Hi. I understand that you cannot possibly give
specific advice for individuals without complete knowledge of their conditions,
but having said that, I would like to know your thoughts about the impact of
Mind Power Rx on a person who has been diagnosed with Bipolar 2 disorder. This
is the closest diagnosis that I can give you, or that my doctors can give, since
the new DSM seems to be fighting with itself over what BP really is. . . and the
side which indicates that BP really can't be numbered as such because all mood
disorders vary along the proverbial mood scale, seems to be winning. So perhaps
we should just call them all simply mood disorders and treat them according to
their severity without the need for the numbers. My doctors finally landed on
BP2 2 years ago because I don't have "manic" states. My depression just seems to
go from bad to worse (with some racing thoughts), and anti-depressants (all
varieties which well meaning doctors had me on for years) make the anger, and
anxiety worse. I notice that your online article indicates that Omega Fish Oil
may work well for mood disorders, and I have taken 4000 mg daily for that reason
along with a GNC Women's Ultramega multi vitamin. I had been taking 300 mg of
Lamictal daily, which seemed to work well, but due to the "medi-gap" limit, my
copay for this medicine went from 30.00 to 230.00 a month. I simply can't afford
to purchase the Lamictal. Rather than be completely without any mood support
(with the exception of the fish oil), I wondered if the Mind Power RX would be
both cheaper and possibly better (for my liver) than the Lamictal. As I cannot
afford the Lamictal until the insurance program allows me to purchase the drug
at a reasonable price again in January, I wondered if something like Mind Power
Rx would be better than nothing (again noting the fish oil) at all. I realize
that any advice you give cannot be relied upon to a certainty. Perhaps we would
all be more comfortable if I asked the question in a reverse manner: is there
anything about Mind Power Rx that would be unsuitable for a person who had been
diagnosed with BP2? With just a cursory read of your information, my only
unschooled concern was that if antidepressants worsened my condition, is there
any stimulant in Mind Power Rx that might act in a similar way? Any help that
you can give would be greatly appreciated. If there are other supplements
(acetyl l caritine or your sleeping combination for my related insomnia
perhaps?), please let me know.
A. If your doctor approves it is worth giving Mind Power Rx a try. It is nearly impossible to predict what supplement a person will respond to and if they do, it is only through trial and error that the right dose and frequency are found.
Q. Are there any stimulants in Mind Power Rx? I was
doing some research on a product Memoprove today and it contains none. How does
Mind Power Rx stack up against that?
A. We are not familiar with Memoprove, and even if we were, we don't compare our products against others. Mind Power Rx was formulated by Ray Sahelian, M.D., the best selling author of Mind Boosters and one of the most knowledgeable doctors in the field of mind enhancement with natural supplements. Most herbs and nutrients have a stimulating effect, therefore it would not be correct to say that brain herbs are not stimulating. However, Mind Power Rx has been formulated to provide the least unpleasant stimulation with the most mental enhancement.
Q. I know that mind power rx is a unique blend of herbs
and amino acids, that can effect the thinking and mental focus. My question is,
does it effect the neurotransmitters in a like manner to that of Cannibas. And
if so, are the effects felt as immediately or does it take some time i.e, hours,
minutes, days, weeks or what? I would greatly appreciate your honest answer, as
I am very interested in trying your product.
A. Most people notice the alertness and focus within one to 3 hours.
Q. I regularly receive Martin Edelston Health
Newsletter, and he refers constantly, to your book "Mind Boosting Secrets." In
these newsletters, over and over again, he writes: " Reverse age-related memory
loss with stunning speed, even say goodbye to Alzheimer's Disease with Dr.
Sahelian's astonishing 'cure in a can.'" Well, I purchased your book, "Mind
Boosting Secrets" and nowhere in it can I find this "cure in a can" that Martin
Edelston refers to. Is this a cruel hoax, giving false hope to people with A.D.
in order to sell more Bottom Line Books? Unless it is true, I think that Mr.
Edelston should be stopped from making this statement in his newsletters from now on.
A. Bottom Line bought the rights to the Mind Boosters book, retitled it Mind Boosting Secrets and now promotes it in their own exaggerated way. We have little control on how they promote the book and we suggest you write to Martin Edelston.
Q. I am a 46-year-old grad student and have been
experiencing two difficulties when writing papers. A few years ago I noticed a
slowing down in my thinking. I write very well, and have been an A student
throughout my postgraduate career. However, I find that sometimes it takes a
while for me to articulate my thoughts in written or spoken form. As a result of
this, I have developed a writing phobia, and severe anxiety whenever I sit down
to actually write papers. I read that Gingko Biloba helps both memory, brain
function and anxiety. Is this correct, and would Mind Power Rx help?
A. Some herbs or herbal combinations could help, but in each individual case it is impossible to predict without trying the product whether it is helpful. We have many people who find Mind Power Rx gives them more alertness, focus and motivation.
Q. Do these pills have an immediate effect of
improvement of memory after it is taken or is memory improvement after taken for
a couple days?
A. Mind Power Rx has a different effect on different people, but most people notice an improvement in alertness and focus, and sometimes mood within a few hours. As to memory, it is difficult to say since it involves extensive clinical testing and we have not done that. However, many of the ingredients in Mind Power Rx have been tested for memory with positive results, but this combination developed by Dr. Sahelian has not had formal testing for memory improvement. We do have feedback from many users that they notice their memory being better.
Q. Can patients with auto-immune disorders such as
Lupus take Mind Power Rx supplement?
A. It is very difficult to give an accurate answer. In order to be 100 percent sure, we would have had to do studies with a large group of people with these conditions who take Mind Power Rx for a few weeks or months and we don't have such a study. All we can do is refer you to your health care provider. This would be true also of almost any other supplement since we cannot take the risk of making a recommendation that may not work out well for any particular person.
Q. I have an 11 year old son with pdd-nos. He is
gifted, but he has slow brain function. Is mind power rx for adults or could I
give it to my son? He is 117 lbs.
A. If his doctor approves he can take a capsule every other day or 2 days on, one day off. We have not tested Mind Power Rx for PDD-NOS so we don't have any idea if it will help or not. PDD-NOS stands for Pervasive Developmental Disorder - Not Otherwise Specified.
Q. How long does it take on the average to see the
results of memory improvement after taking the tablets. I am in my late forties
and currently pursuing my Masters degree. What is the duration that one has to
take the tablets - is it life long?
A. Some people notice mental enhancement within a few hours, others within a few days. Mind Power Rx can be taken either one or two capsules a day a few days a week (we suggest having at least 2 days off per week), or it can be taken as needed. With time you will find out what works best for you.
Q. Can I take Mind Power Rx with the following drugs?
Spiriva; 1 puff daily for COPD, Albuterol inhaler; 2 puffs 4 times a day for
COPD (as needed), Albuterol for nebulizer; as needed for COPD, Foradil; 2 puffs
daily for COPD, Pulmicort; 2 puffs daily for COPD, Vytorin 10/40mg; one each day
for cholesterol, Nexium 40mg; two each day for acid reflux, Reglan 10mg; one per
day for acid reflux, Quinine sulfate 260; one each day for cramps, Requip 1mg;
as needed, for restless legs syndrome, 83 mg aspirin; one per day, for arteries
disease, Prednisone (various quantities) for inflammations/exacerbations.
A. We cannot make this decision for you, we can only suggest you discuss with your doctor. We don't have any research or feedback from users of these medicines regarding the combination with Mind Power Rx. As a general rule, most supplements have few side effects if used in low amounts, and if your doctor approves, you could start with half a capsule a day. The capsule can be easily opened by pulling on each side and the contents emptied in a small glass of water or juice.
Q. Please tell me why there is no tryptophan nor 5HTP
in Mind Power Rx, if both tryptophan and 5HTP help with mood.
A. 5-HTP and tryptophan can cause sedation in many people and Mind Power Rx if formulated to focus on increasing mental alertness and concentration.
Q. I am taking the Mind Power Rx formula for depression
symptoms and am wondering if it would be safe for my son to take for depression
and OCD? He is 12 years old and weighs 120pounds.
A. No one can guarantee 100 percent safety of any product since every herb should be considered as medicine, and medicines have benefits and potential side effects if misused. Herbs and natural supplements have much fewer side effects than prescription drugs, but they are not totally side effect free. If his doctor approves, he can take one capsule a few times a week or half a capsule more often. His doctor would have to make the final decision whether he can take Mind Power Rx and if so, how much.
Q. Am 73 and the only Rx I take is amitriptyline. Would
like to take Mind Booster Rx. Would it interact with amitriptyline?
A. We don't have any feedback from those on amitriptyline who have started Mind Power Rx so we don't know for sure. If your doctor approves, you can take half a capsule of Mind Power Rx in the morning with breakfast for a week to see how it influences you and the base further dosage on your initial response. The capsules can be opened by pulling on each side and emptying some of the contents in juice.
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Vitamin B12 (as Cyanocobalamin)
Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid as Calcium d-Pantothenate)
Ashwaghanda (Withania somnifera) (root), Fo-Ti (Polygonum multiflorum (root), Gotu Kola (Centella asiatica) (seed), Bacopa (Standardized to contain 20% Bacosides) (Bacopa monierri) (leaf), Ginkgo Extract (Standardized to contain 24% Gingkoflavonglycosides and 6% Terpene Lactones) (Ginkgo biloba) (leaf), Cowhage Extract (Mucuna pruriens) (herb), Reishi Extract (Ganoderma lucidum) (mushroom), Rhodiola (Standardized to contain 3% Rosavins) (Rhodiola rosea) (root), Chinese Ginseng Extract (Panax ginseng) (root)
Choline (as Choline Bitartrate)
Acetyl L-Carnitine Hydrochloride
L-Carnitine (as L-Carnitine Fumarate)
*Daily Value not established.
Other Ingredients: Microcrystalline Cellulose, Gelatin, Magnesium Stearate, Silicon Dioxide, Water.
Comments on Mind Boosters book
I've just completed reading Mind Boosters by Dr Ray Sahelian, and wanted to make a few comments about it. What a great work! I enjoyed reading this, from cover to cover. Several aspects of the book were most refreshing, distinguishing it from many other texts that are out there. While it is pointed out that these non-traditional sources are available, there is no attempt to denigrate conventional medicine, or its practitioners or regulators. Clearly there can be room for all healthcare modalities. Dr Sahelian tries out the various mind boosters on himself. While that may be dismissed as mere anecdotal evidence by some skeptics, it is actually a potent demonstration of his true concern for people.
Dear Dr. Sahelian: First of all, I want to thank you
for all you've done. I have your book, MIND BOOSTERS, and it has become a bible
for me as far as pertinent brain and memory information, I refer to it almost
every day. My husband has a bit of a short term memory loss problem, he is
seventy five. I've got him taking your Mind Power RX, either one or two at
breakfast, they seem to help. Now, following the protocol in your book, I would
like to add another nutrient such as, say, 50 mg. of Pantothenic acid or Acetyl
L-Carnitine, 250 mg., or should I add a fish oil softgel? Is it okay to take one
of these along with the Mind Power RX, or, should we skip the Mind Power RX if
I'm going to try one of those others, so we don't have to worry about overdoing
it or getting too much of a cumulative effect? (I've seen dosage recommendations
of up to 2000 mg a day for acetyl L-Carnitine, which scares me to death, like
you, I'm pretty conservative in these areas). Also, is it ever okay to take more
than the recommended dosage of 2 a day on the Mind Power RX.?
A. Thank you. We prefer to limit Mind Power Rx to one or two capsules. a day. Fish oils can be taken the same day as Mind Power Rx. If other supplements are used, they are best taken by themselves so that their effects are noted without interference from other supplements. It is best to use low dosages and then gradually build up so as not to cause side effects.
Q. My son is 14 yrs old and weights about 130 lbs and
is ADD ADHD. He isn't on any ADHD meds at this time but he does need something
before school starts. Just a few questions... Can he take Mind-Power Rx? Can the
capsules be opened and mixed with apple sauce?
A. Yes, the capsules can be opened and mixed with a small amount of apple sauce or juice. As to dosage and use by teenagers, we can only say that we need to refer to his doctor.
Q. I'm a 32 year old woman who has self-diagnosed myself with ADD or ADHD. I find myself at times foggy or not thinking clearly or restless or having lack of concentration. I think I first noticed it when I was 16. I started taking Mind Power Rx because a friend recommended. The first day I found it helped a little bit. I took one capsule in the morning with a little bit of food. The second day I noticed being more alert. It was the third day when I realized my concentration was so much better, I could focus on my art work, and felt alert and like a light bulb had been turned on in my brain.
Q. I was just curious, I have been taking Mind Power Rx
for about a year now and take 2 capsules in the morning with breakfast, and find
it that I am quite focused during the day and feel in a good mood. Is that to
many capsules to take? Do you have other people taking that amount?
A. We prefer people take a day off a week and 4 days off a month or one week off every two months. We have had a few people report to us that they have used for a year or more without problems, but we do not know what would happen if Mind Power Rx is taken daily without a break for many years. For this reason, we prefer users take a break as mentioned above.
Could you please provide information as to whether Mind
Power Rx is contraindicated if one has high blood pressure. What about SAM-e
It is difficult to predict the response of blood pressure in any one individual when using brain boosting pills. As a general rule, a person with mild blood pressure should not be effected. Those who have moderately elevated BP should consider using half a capsule at first for a few days and monitor their BP to see if any changes occur. Those who take medications should have approval by their doctors.
I think one of your supplements would benefit my 10
year old who has been diagnosed with dyslexia and anxiety. Is there a liquid
form mind power Rx?
We don't have a liquid form, but the capsule can be opened and mixed in food or juice.
I want to thank you first for your good prescription,
of recent I bought one of your suppliments Mind power against hotness of head
and reading difficulty. Really mind power releived me much better. It removed
tension in my brain, nerve and headache, But much as I desire have not been
achieved, I still have low concentration and low memory compared with my work
load at school. Is there any way to boost my concentration and memory to meet up
with my school challenges? while am still using Mind Power. I want your advice
and further recommendation. looking forward to seeing from you very soon.
It's difficult to predict which supplement or formula will work best in any individual. Sometimes it takes trial and error to find out. On the days when the Mind formula is not being used, one could try acetyl l carnitine, or DMAE, or ginkgo, cdp-choline, or other brain boosters to find out which helps the most. The only way to know is to try different mental enhancement products and experiment.
I am concerned with taking only natural supplements and
I was curious to make sure that all the supplements came from natural sources or
were otherwise friendly to my body. Could you confirm this and also I was
concerned about feeling jittery if I take it. I have been naturally sensitive to
stimulants and other mind altering substances, so this concerns me.
The ingredients in this mind formula are natural. If a person is sensitive to such ingredients, one option is to open a capsule and take a third or half the amount mixed with juice or milk.
I am a current college student and within the past year
my anxiety levels have truly affected my mood and concentration. I was
considering starting Mind Power Rx but i was wandering if it is safe to take
with a Vitamin B-Complex daily from GNC. Also i dont get panic attacks, but i
get anxious and overthink a lot, i also have slight depression, i have been
researching many herbal treatments and have found many of which claim to do the
same thing, such as passion flower, kava, and st. john'swort, along with
5-HTP 50 mg - for
support and tryptophan. How
do i know which one is best for me? I also have a lot of digestive upset, mainly
of which i have found has been caused by years of anxiety and an anxious
stomach. As a student i dont have the money to spend on tons of various
supplements nor the time or energy to experiment with various supplements. Yet i
do want to try homeopathic alternatives to anti-depressants like Wellbutrin. Is
there anything you in particular recommend for me? I also have to mention I am
on birth control and for the time being am not planning on going off of it.
It is very difficult to know which supplement will be best for a person without trying. We understand your budget is limited but it is not possible to predict with any certainty which supplement or combination formula will be effective. A good option is to read as much as you can about different products and then choose a couple to try.