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What is Souvenaid®?

Souvenaid® is food for special medical purposes for the dietary management of patients diagnosed with mild/early Alzheimer’s disease. It must be used under medical supervision. It is a once daily 125mL drink which contains a unique, patented combination of nutrients designed to support memory performance. Souvenaid® taken daily has benefits in the dietary management of mild Alzheimer’s disease. LEARN MORE

Who is Souvenaid® for?

Souvenaid® is for people who are in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease. The clinical benefit of Souvenaid® has so far only been demonstrated in people during the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease. Souvenaid® must be used under medical supervision.

What does Souvenaid® contain?

Souvenaid® contains a unique combination of nutrients, called Fortasyn™ Connect, at levels difficult to achieve from normal dietary intake alone. This combination of nutrients in Souvenaid® supports brain health and includes fish oil, phospholipids, choline, uridine monophosphate, vitamin E, vitamin C, vitamin B12, vitamin B6 and folic acid. The unique combination of nutrients is designed to support memory performance in people living with Alzheimer’s disease. LEARN MORE

How does Souvenaid® work?

There is a growing body of evidence showing that people with Alzheimer’s disease have low levels of certain ‘building blocks’ (nutrients) and because of their disease, they experience an increased need for such ‘building blocks’. Souvenaid® provides the nutritional ‘building blocks’ that are required for synapse formation and memory performance.

How does Souvenaid® support memory function?

Souvenaid® provides the nutrients required, in addition to a person’s normal daily dietary intake, to support synapse formation which in turn is associated with memory function. Therefore, Souvenaid® nutritionally supports memory function in people during the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease.

How should Souvenaid® be taken?

Souvenaid® is a single serve drink making it easy and convenient for people to take. It can be drunk straight from the bottle, through a straw or popped into a glass. It comes in three flavours; vanilla, strawberry and cappuccino. It tastes best served chilled, so we recommend keeping a few bottles in the fridge. Alternatively if you want to turn your daily Souvenaid® into a delicious creation, check out our great range of recipes.

Can Souvenaid® be taken at the same time as medications for Alzheimer's disease?

Souvenaid® is food for special medical purposes for the dietary management of patients diagnosed with mild/early Alzheimer’s disease. It must be used under medical supervision. Clinical studies have demonstrated that Souvenaid® can be used safely alongside commonly prescribed Alzheimer’s disease medication.

How does Souvenaid® taste?

Souvenaid® comes in three flavours; vanilla, cappuccino and strawberry. It tastes best served chilled, so we recommend keeping a few bottles in the fridge. To taste all 3 flavour, request your free sample pack today.

How long do I need to take Souvenaid®?

In order to benefit from taking Souvenaid®, it is recommended that one 125mL bottle of Souvenaid® should be consumed once a day for a minimum of 6 months. The length of use of Souvenaid® by an individual should be determined by their recommending healthcare professional.

I have a family history of Alzheimer's disease. Should I take Souvenaid® to prevent it developing in the future? Should I take it ‘just in case’?

Souvenaid® is indicated for the dietary management of patients with early Alzheimer’s disease. Souvenaid® has not been tested in people who do not have Alzheimer’s disease. You should consult your health care professional about whether it is appropriate to take Souvenaid®.

Will Souvenaid® protect me from getting Alzheimer's disease or stop the progression of the disease?

Souvenaid® is an Food for Special Medical Purpose for the dietary management of early Alzheimer’s disease. It is not intended to prevent the disease nor is it a treatment and it should only be used by people who have already been diagnosed with early Alzheimer’s disease. It must be used under medical supervision.

I am already taking coconut oil or food supplements for memory loss, will Souvenaid® provide additional benefits?

Souvenaid® should only be used under medical supervision and this should be discussed with your healthcare professional. Souvenaid® is a nutritional drink clinically proven to be beneficial in the dietary management of patients with early Alzheimer’s disease. Clinical trials of Souvenaid® in combination with coconut oil or food supplements have not been carried out.

Why can’t I just take fish oil and other vitamin supplements to get the same benefits for a fraction of the cost?

This question is best answered by your healthcare professional. Clinical trials directly comparing Souvenaid® with fish oil and vitamin supplements have not been carried out.

Can’t people living with Alzheimer’s disease get the same benefits from consuming foods containing the ingredients present in Souvenaid®?

Souvenaid® contains a unique combination of nutrients at levels difficult to achieve from diet alone. In early Alzheimer’s disease, dietary intake of nutrients may be affected by worsening of appetite, taste and smell, which lead to reduced food consumption, food neglect and changes in food preferences.

In addition, research suggests that people with early Alzheimer’s disease have higher requirements than people without the disease for certain nutrients supporting brain function. It would be extremely difficult to modify your diet to achieve the right combination of specific nutrients and unreasonable to expect people to eat enough of the right foods.

Are there any contraindications when taking Souvenaid®?

Souvenaid® is not suitable for patients with galactosaemia. Galactosaemia is a genetic disease where a person cannot metabolise galactose.

Is Souvenaid® safe to consumer alongside other medical conditions?

Souvenaid® should only be used under medical supervision and this should be discussed with your healthcare professional.

  • Souvenaid® is not suitable as a sole source of nutrition and should be used in addition to normal dietary intake.
  • People who have an allergy to milk protein, fish oil or soy may not be able to consume Souvenaid®.
  • Souvenaid® is not suitable for people with galactosaemia.
  • Souvenaid® is free from gluten-containing ingredients (<20mg/kg).
  • Souvenaid® is low lactose (<300mg/kg).
  • People with diabetes can consume Souvenaid®. However, Souvenaid® does contain carbohydrates and, as with other foods containing carbohydrate, it is advisable for people with diabetes to monitor their blood glucose levels in consultation with their diabetes medical team.
Where can I get Souvenaid®?

Upon recommendation by your healthcare professional, Souvenaid® can be purchased directly from our online store or from your local pharmacy.

If I have further questions on Souvenaid®, who should I contact?

To see if this product is right for you, please contact your healthcare professional. Alternatively if you have specific questions about the product, please call the Souvenaid® customer care team on 1800 319 420.