What is in Souvenaid®?

The picture below illustrates the quantities of food that would need to be consumed daily, on top of a normal diet, to obtain the levels of nutrients that one 125ml bottle of Souvenaid® provides. Click on the components on the left hand side of the picture to view a breakdown of the dietary equivalence of each component in Souvenaid®.

Dietary equivalents for one bottle of Souvenaid1-5

Select component to see the amount in Souvenaid® and dietary equivalent
Amount in Souvenaid® (125 ml)
1200mg/300mg

Dietary Equivalent
4 tins of tuna/100g fresh tuna

Amount in Souvenaid® (125 ml)
625 mg

Dietary Equivalent
1 kg tomatoes

Amount in Souvenaid® (125 ml)
400 mg

Dietary Equivalent
100g minced beef

Amount in Souvenaid® (125 ml)
106 mg

Dietary Equivalent
4 eggs

Amount in Souvenaid® (125 ml)

Folic Acid:
400 μg

Vitamin B6:
1 mg

Vitamin B12:
3 μg

Vitamin C:
80 mg

Vitamin E:
40 mg

Selenium:
60 μg

Dietary Equivalent

Folic Acid:
1.2kg broccolli

Vitamin B6:
710g spinach

Vitamin B12:
Contained in tuna

Vitamin C:
1 orange

Vitamin E:
Contained in tuna portion

Selenium:
Handful of brazil nuts

DHA and EPA are Omega-3 Fatty Acids
DHA = Docosahexaenoic acid; EPA = Eicosapentaenoic acid
UMP = Uridine Monophosphate

1. Jonas, DA et al. Ann Nutrition Metabol 2001;45:235-254.
2. Oruna-Concha, MJ et al. J Agric Food Chem 2007;55:5776-5780.
3. Data from Canadian Nutrient File, 2007 (www.hc-sc.gc.ca).
4. Data from:Food Composition and Nutrition Tables (5 ed), Medpharm Scientific Publ. (Stuttgart), 1994.
5. Data from: USDA Database for the Choline Content of Common Foods (www.ars.usda.gov).

Research has show that people with memory loss in early Alzheimer’s disease often have low levels of the above key nutrients.

For people with early Alzheimer’s disease, who are subject to an accelerated loss of brain connections, it’s important to consistently maintain the right levels and combination of these key nutrients.

References:
1. Lopes da Silva S, et al. Alzheimer’s & Dementia 2014; 10(4); 485-502.
2. Mi W, et al. Nutrition 29: 1080-1089.

Scientifically Formulated

Two clinical trials have been carried out to look at the effect of Souvenaid® on patients with mild Alzheimer’s disease. Souvenir I trial, investigated the effects of Souvenaid® over a 12 week period1while in Souvenir II the study period was extended to a 24 week period2

All trials showed, in patients taking Souvenaid®, the nutrients were absorbed, as reflected in the increased measured blood samples during the trial period, resulting in improved nutritional status1-2.

References:
1. Scheltens P, et al. Alzheimers Dement. 2010 Jan;6(1)1-10.e1.
2. Scheltens P, et al. J Alzheimer’s Dis. 2012;31: 225-236.1.

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