The Science of Sustainable Wellness

We are committed to providing high-quality supplements that not only enhance your nutrition today, but also contribute to your long-term wellness. Our approach to health centers on sustainable wellness, supporting the long-term health of people and the planet we all share.

  • Quality

    Our supplements are manufactured in an FDA Registered and NSF Certified GMP facility and tested by a third-party, independent lab.

  • Formulation

    We choose ingredients based on our own research and the meticulous review of existing studies. See the research and science behind Acutia.

  • Bioavailability

    To help optimize the benefits delivered by our supplements, we select the forms of each ingredient that are most effectively absorbed and utilized by your body.

  • Expertise

    Our supplements are developed by a team of scientists and dietitians who are dedicated to supporting the health and well-being of people while protecting the planet we share.

Innovation You Can Trust

Acutia supplements were developed with the support of research conducted by Alltech Life Sciences, which applies more than 40 years of research experience, innovation and scientific expertise to human health.

Selenium

The selenium found in Acutia Selenium and Acutia Brain Health is made from a specialized strain of the brewer’s yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae.

Formulation – or how the ingredients are prepared – is just as important as the ingredients themselves. Our selenized yeast is formulated specifically for quality, absorption, safety and efficacy.

Key Research Studies
  • Barger J, Kayo T, Pugh T, Vann J, Power R, Dawson K, Weindruch R, Prolla T. 2012. Gene expression profiling reveals differential effects of sodium selenite, selenomethionine, and yeast-derived selenium in the mouse. Genes & Nutrition 7:155–165.
  • Huang Z, Rose A, Hoffman P. 2012. The Role of Selenium in Inflammation and Immunity: From molecular Mechanisms to Therapeutic Opportunities. Antioxidants and Redox Signaling 16(7):705-743.
  • IOM 2000: Institute of Medicine. Panel on Dietary Antioxidants and Related Compounds, Subcommittees on Upper Reference Levels of Nutrients and Interpretation and Uses of Dietary Reference Intakes, and the Standing Committee on the Scientific Evaluation of Dietary Reference Intakes, Food and Nutrition Board, Institute of Medicine. Dietary Reference Intakes for Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Selenium and Carotenoids. Washington (DC): National Academies Press.
  • IOM 2006: Institute of Medicine. Otten JJ, Pitzi Hellwig J, Meyers LD, editors. Institute of Medicine. Dietary Reference Intakes: The Essential Guide to Nutrient Requirements. Washington (DC): National Academies Press; 2006.
  • National Institutes of Health: Office of Dietary Supplements. Selenium: Fact Sheet for Health Professionals. October 17, 2019.
  • Shils ME, Olson JA, Shike M, Ross AC, editors. Modern Nutrition in Health and Disease, 9th edition. Philadelphia (PA): Lippincott Williams and Wilkins; 1999
  • Wrobel J, Power R, Toborek M. 2015. Biological activity of selenium: Revisited. International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Life 68(2):97-105.

Omega-3 Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA)

The DHA found in Acutia Brain Health is derived from microalgae. Microalgae are grown in a highly controlled environment and are then harvested and processed to extract the purified DHA.  

 Fatty fish and fish oil are the most common sources of DHA, but fish do not produce it – they bioaccumulate DHA through the food chain, at which microalgae is the base. The DHA content in fish and fish oils can vary significantly, as it’s dependent on the species and geographical origin of the fish, as well as the way that the oil is processed and stabilized. The carefully grown algal DHA in Acutia Brain Health is a more consistent, sustainable and vegetarian source.

Key Research and Literature
  • EFSA Journal 2011;9(4):2078. Scientific Opinion on the substantiation of health claims related to docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and brain, eye and nerve development (ID 501, 513, 540), maintenance of normal brain function (ID 497, 501, 510, 513, 519, 521, 534, 540, 688, 1323, 1360, 4294) pursuant to Article 13(1) of Regulation (EC) No 1924/20061. 
  • Fontani G, Corradeschi F, Felici A, Alfatti F, Migliorini S, Lodi L. 2005a. Cognitive and physiological effects of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid supplementation in healthy subjects. European Journal of Clinical Investigation 35(11):691-699. 
  • Fontani G, Corradeschi F, Felici A, Alfatti F, Bugarini R, Fiaschi AI, Cerretani D, Montorfano G, Rizzo AM, Berra B. 2005b. Blood profiles, body fat and mood state in healthy subjects on different diets supplemented with omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids. European Journal of Clinical Investigation 35(8):499-507. 
  • Haag M. 2003. Essential fatty acids and the brain. The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry 48(3):195-203. 
  • Health Canada, 2019. NNHPD Cognitive Function Products Monograph. March 25, 2019. 
  • IOM 2002: Panel on Macronutrients, Panel on the Definition of Dietary Fiber, Subcommittee on Upper Reference Levels of Nutrients, Subcommittee on Interpretation and Uses of Dietary Reference Intakes, and the Standing Committee on the Scientific Evaluation of Dietary Reference Intakes. Food and Nutrition Board, Institute of Medicine. 2002. Dietary Reference Intakes for Energy, Carbohydrate, Fiber, Fat, Fatty Acids, Cholesterol, Protein, and Amino Acids. Washington (DC): The National Academies Press. 
  • National Institutes of Health. Office of Dietary Supplements. Omega-3 Fatty Acids. Fact Sheet for Health Professionals. October 17, 2019.

Vitamin C

The vitamin C found in Acutia Brain Health is provided by ascorbic acid – vitamin C in its purest, most bioavailable form – meaning it is readily absorbed by the body through the bloodstream. 

Key Research Studies
  • Groff J, Gropper S. Advanced Nutrition and Human Metabolism, 5th edition. Belmont (CA): Wadsworth/Thomson Learning; 2009.
  • Harrison F, May J. 2009. Vitamin C function in the brain: vital role of the ascorbate transporter SVCT2. Free Radical Biology and Medicine 46(6):719-730.
  • Institute of Medicine (US) Panel on Dietary Antioxidants and Related Compounds. Dietary Reference Intakes for Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Selenium, and Carotenoids. Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2000.
  • National Institutes of Health: Office of Dietary Supplements. Vitamin C: Fact Sheet for Health Professionals. Updated: February 27, 2020.
With a purpose-driven mission of sustainable wellness at the forefront of our research, we have generated a suite of supplements designed to help people everywhere live their best lives.
–Mark Lyons, Ph.D. CEO