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An important message from Acutia

An internal startup that leveraged Alltech’s more than 40 years of nutrition innovation, Acutia was fueled by the promise and possibilities of human health benefits. It was one of innumerable startups that were attracted to the abundant potential of the human health supplement market, bolstered by the trends of an aging population and greater interest in well-being. It is a hot — and crowded — market.

After a thorough review of the Acutia business and the investment required to move from a successful launch to sustained growth in this market, Alltech has decided to wind down its human health venture and focus on its core animal health and nutrition and crop science businesses. Nikki Putnam Badding stepped down as Acutia’s director on March 29 to open a new chapter in her professional career, including the establishment of a consultancy firm. Alltech will continue collaborating with Nikki on several projects.

Remaining Acutia inventory will be sold at acutia.com through the end of September 2024. As we move forward, Alltech will look for more ways to continue to support the exciting science that inspired the Acutia business.

Thank you for supporting Acutia. We wish you well in your pursuit of sustainable wellness.  

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How well will your brain function 5, 10 or 20 years from now?

You can’t predict the future, but you can ensure that you get the nutrients you need today for optimal brain health tomorrow.
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How Acutia Brain Health WorksNikki Putnam Badding, MS, RDN, LD Managing Director and Chief Dietitian
Offers essential nutrition

Selenium, vitamin C, and omega-3 DHA are all essential nutrients, but they are not produced by your body. They must be derived from your diet or supplements.

Supports cognitive health and brain function

Omega-3 DHA supports cognitive health and brain function, and it plays an important structural role in brain tissue.

Supports synthesis of neurotransmitters

Vitamin C is a vital antioxidant in the brain. It supports the synthesis of neurotransmitters, which are chemical messengers involved in brain health.

Maintains cell health

Antioxidants offer protection against oxidative stress to cells caused by free radicals. While free radicals are produced naturally in the body, exposure to everything from pollution to sunlight can accelerate their production and lead to oxidative stress. Selenium and vitamin C are antioxidants that help to maintain cell health.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Active Ingredients
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 and literature +-

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. These 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 and literature +-

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.

Our Materials Matter
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Our complimentary starter kit includes a reusable glass jar for refills and a travel container. Don’t need them? Reduce packaging by opting out!

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Bio-based refill packets are 100% compostable and mailed in envelopes made from 100% recycled materials.

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By partnering with a carbon removal marketplace, we offset the environmental impact of shipping.

See What Others Have To Say
Chris S.

United States

I am a mom and grandmother and have been running for 23 years. As I age, I have found that a healthy lifestyle of whole foods and healthy supplements is all the medicine I need. I take my Acutia Brain Health daily right after my morning run. I like that it is easy to order and delivered quickly.

Liz N.

United States

I am a runner and completed my third half-marathon this past October. I also enjoy golfing and love traveling to the beach. I take Acutia Brain Health each morning. After the first few days of taking this supplement, I started noticing a difference! I have less brain fog throughout the day and can focus more on the tasks at hand. It is my new favorite habit.

Colin

United Kingdom

Having experienced cognitive decline within our family, I am very keen to do anything I can to preserve my brain health.

Mike D.

United States

I’ve followed Alltech, Acutia’s parent company, for years, and once I realized they had dietary supplements that their scientists were using themselves, I had to try them, too! I feel great, I feel sharp, and I would recommend this product to anyone!

Brian L.

United States

I’m high-energy, performance-focused and lead an active lifestyle. I want to give my best to my family, community and work every day. Acutia helps me stay heathy, supports my immune system and keeps me mentally sharp. So with its convenient packaging, monthly subscription option and environmentally friendly practices, it’s an investment in my health that’s a no-brainer. I like that the products are backed by real science. It’s a total win.

Amy B.

United States

I do not make good dietary choices. With that being said, I know that I need to take supplements to make up for my choices. With Acutia, I can indulge and be confident that I am getting the nutrients I need for my long-term cognitive health. Caring for our brains is like caring for our skin: We need to be preventative. Once the “wrinkles” are there, they cannot be undone.

Chris S.

United States

I am a mom and grandmother and have been running for 23 years. As I age, I have found that a healthy lifestyle of whole foods and healthy supplements is all the medicine I need. I take my Acutia Brain Health daily right after my morning run. I like that it is easy to order and delivered quickly.

Liz N.

United States

I am a runner and completed my third half-marathon this past October. I also enjoy golfing and love traveling to the beach. I take Acutia Brain Health each morning. After the first few days of taking this supplement, I started noticing a difference! I have less brain fog throughout the day and can focus more on the tasks at hand. It is my new favorite habit.

Colin

United Kingdom

Having experienced cognitive decline within our family, I am very keen to do anything I can to preserve my brain health.

Mike D.

United States

I’ve followed Alltech, Acutia’s parent company, for years, and once I realized they had dietary supplements that their scientists were using themselves, I had to try them, too! I feel great, I feel sharp, and I would recommend this product to anyone!

Brian L.

United States

I’m high-energy, performance-focused and lead an active lifestyle. I want to give my best to my family, community and work every day. Acutia helps me stay heathy, supports my immune system and keeps me mentally sharp. So with its convenient packaging, monthly subscription option and environmentally friendly practices, it’s an investment in my health that’s a no-brainer. I like that the products are backed by real science. It’s a total win.

Amy B.

United States

I do not make good dietary choices. With that being said, I know that I need to take supplements to make up for my choices. With Acutia, I can indulge and be confident that I am getting the nutrients I need for my long-term cognitive health. Caring for our brains is like caring for our skin: We need to be preventative. Once the “wrinkles” are there, they cannot be undone.