“Taking Prevagen, I feel as sharp and clear as I ever have, so, I’m just more confident in my own abilities.”*1
Katie is a 45-year-old student at the research university in Flagstaff, Arizona, pursuing a doctoral degree in neuropsychology. Her profile appears in this Prevagen Reviews website. We wanted to learn more about her Prevagen experience, so we asked her a few more questions.
¹Based on a clinical study of subgroups of individuals who were cognitively normal or mildly impaired.
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Katie, what were you thinking about in terms of your own brain health before you tried Prevagen?
I'm a psychology major, and brain health is at the forefront of my thinking. So you know this is important to me. It’s one of the most important things in my life. I know that as I age, I probably will experience the type of mild memory problems that can happen with the normal aging process. So brain health has been a huge interest to me and on top of it, I'm an herbalist. There's always diet and exercise and food supplements that can help, but there's not a lot of options when it comes to memory and the normal aging process. I would say the best option is preventative measures in general, and for that supplements and exercise and healthy living are some of the best things you can do. So I've been really cognizant about what I put in my body what I'm doing to my brain, you know, the way I treat my brain for the long haul [or something like, “over my lifetime”.
What was going on in your life when you decided to look for something to help you with your own brain health?
I can tell you exactly what was going on because at the time I was taking a doctorate-level advanced statistics course, and I was really struggling with it. So I was struggling a lot with the mental aspect of statistics, but also just with the confidence aspect of it. Taking Prevagen and knowing that I was supporting my brain and taking action against any of the mild memory issues that can happen with age helped me be more confident. The people in my class are much younger than me.
And so I just happened to walk into the pharmacy one day and I went up to one of the pharmacists and said I wanted to do something to help with memory as I age. The pharmacist walked me over to the supplements products on their shelves and suggested I try Prevagen. You know, like I said, as an herbalist I'm pretty cognizant of what I put in my body and so when the pharmacist suggested I try Prevagen I listened. He told me that a lot of the pharmacy’s customers have had really good success with what I was looking at.
And so I tried it, and honestly, here I am two years later and I'm so much more optimistic. I feel a lot more confident, I’m doing well.
Have there been other areas of your life beyond the classroom where you felt that Prevagen was helping you?
Yeah, I was just thinking about that. I like to play lots of games like games about trivia and other games. And, you know, taking Prevagen, I feel as sharp and clear as I ever have, so, I’m just more confident in my own abilities. This is so great. I’m feeling that my memory is in fact working well, even as I age.
Are you're saying that you feel somehow more confident as a human being, whether you're in the classroom or not?
You know, in the classroom, even though we're supportive of each other we're kind of pitted against each other for a lot of things. So feeling confident is essential.
My brain is humming as I age. I can do this. I'm managing the world I choose to be in. It's partially the world of being a doctoral student in my mid-forties. So at that level, yes, I feel confident that I at least bring equality to the table, if not more because of my whole life experience. I have a grasp of understanding how the world works and what's going on in it. And so yes, the confidence is kind of internal and external.
You come across as somebody who has pretty high level of self-confidence.
I appreciate that. You know, I don't know that you would have gotten that from me two years ago. Because of a pill, I'm a confident where I'm at. I know where I'm going. This is what I'm going to do. And I'm going to get there one way or another. So my confidence is in place that I can do this.
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