Special Mente is a food supplement for the Central Nervous System health. Find out details about its clinical studies, patenting, pubblications and production.

Special Mente is a patented food supplement based on a specific and harmonized combination of Ginkgo Biloba, B vitamins, carnosine, coenzyme Q10, L-cysteine, beta-carotene, vitamin E, vitamin C and selenium.

Special Mente is available in capsules; it is recommended to take one capsules per day. Special Mente is conceived for long period of intake, Cogiton, in vials with a dosing cap, easy to use and with a great bioavailability, is ideal for the first period of intake.


Claims and Safety

It contributes to the normal function of the nervous system (Vit. B1, B2, B3, B6, B12, C), to the protection of the cells from oxidative stress (Vit. B2, E, C and Se), to the normal psychological function (Vit. B1, B3, B6, B9, B12, C), to the normal cysteine synthesis (Vit. B6), and to the normal homocysteine metabolism (Vit. B6, B9, B12).*

It contributes to the protection of the cells from oxidative stress, it is effective on memory and cognitive functions and to the normal blood circulation and functionality of the microcirculation (Ginkgo Biloba).** 

*EFSA Claim as defined by the EU Regulation 1924/2006
**Botanical Claims as described in the Annex I of the Italian ministerial decree 10 August 2018(BELFRIT)

The product is safe and conforms to Directive 2002/46/EC.

The recommended daily dose should not be exceeded. Food supplements are not a substitute for a balanced and varied diet and a healthy lifestyle. Keep away from children below 3 years old.
Consult your doctor before taking this product if you are taking anticoagulant or antiplatelet medications. It is not recommended to use this product during pregnancy and lactation.

Scientific Background

Human brain is highly sensitive to oxidative stress (OS) that underlies most neurodegenerative disorders. 

Brain OS is a multifactorial non-physiological condition where four key aspects have to be concomitantly considered. The Blood Brain Barrier (BBB) is one of the CNS structures most damaged by OS. The Homocysteine is a substance that plays major pro-oxidant roles at BBB level, and it is a risk factor for vascular and neurodegenerative diseases. The Mitochondria are responsible for the production of ATP and consequently they are the main source of reactive oxygen species. The membranes of circulating cells (mainly Red Blood Cells) are altered by OS and O2 supplementation to the brain is hampered.

A specific, synergic and harmonic formula is required to concurrently address the main aspects of OS. 

Clinical Studies

Thanks to its content in specific ingredients (Vit. B2, E, C and Se) it has beneficial effects in protecting cells from oxidative stress and relieving symptoms characterized by oxidative stress-related aspects. It can be used in association with specific drugs used for the control of Alzheimer’s disease (e.g. Donepezil). At the same time, thanks to its content in Vit. B6, B9 and B12 it reduces the levels of homocysteine, a risk factor for vascular and neurodegenerative diseases.

Neurodegener. Dis. 2010, 7 (1–3), 193–202. doi.org/10.1159/000295663

Patents

Special Mente  is covered by patents in the USA (US9198967) and in the EU (EP2403534).

Central Nervous System supplements