Procera—The Culmination of Research on Cognitive Function


Procera creates natural brain health supplementsIn the late 1990s, our research was focused on naturally occurring substances that had been shown to help increase blood flow to the brain, support mitochondrial function, and promote cholinergic function (including acetylcholine synthesis). A thorough review of scientific literature was conducted and revealed that there were several promising ingredients of this nature that could be used to support brain health. Our research and development team, alongside of Dr. Robert Heller and others, assembled these potential cognitive supporters into various ingredient amounts and ratios that were then tested after receiving IRB approval through the Natrol online research monitored by the UC Irvine, Institute of Brain Aging.


Using an online version of the Cognometer (the same tool used by prestigious medical schools), they were able to collect results from more than 800 test subjects (from a starting population of roughly 2000). Three of the five formulas showed promising cognitive enhancing results, and the research was included in the poster presentation to the Society For Neuroscience (SFN) annual convention in 20031. Based on those test results, the team refined the formula and ultimately arrived at the precise combination of three active ingredients: Acetyl-l-carnitine, Vinpocetine, and Huperzine A2. It was this combination of ingredients in a specific volume and ratio that became the patented supplement, Procera AVH®3.

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1 See Abstract of the Natrol study “poster presentation” to the SFN.

2 As discussed above, these three ingredients were designed to work in synergy to address age-associated declines in cholinergic function, cerebral blood flow and metabolism, and mitochondrial function loss.

3 Discusses the substantial body of scientific literature regarding the positive effects that these ingredients individually have on cognitive health.