Panaxcea is a new nutritional supplement that claims to regenerate and cleanse your cells, restore cellular composition, eliminate years of toxic buildup—even provide a “physical and mental reawakening.”
As a result, the company says Panaxcea might help reduce joint and muscle pain, optimize flexibility, improve your ability to process and recall information, and help you feel young again.
If we didn’t know any better, we might think Panaxcea is some kind of miracle supplement—the fountain of youth in a capsule, if you will. But after reviewing hundreds of nutritional supplements over the years, we’re not sure this is the case. Why? Let’s start by talking about what a nutritional supplement is and we'll share our Panaxcea review.
What is a Nutritional Supplement? Are They Like Drugs?
If you’re looking for an in-depth review of this topic, we’d recommend reading through our Nutritional Supplements Buyer’s Guide. In a nutshell though, nutritional supplements are largely classified as food since, by law, they can only contain GRAS (generally recognized as safe) ingredients.
The problem is that the food in your pantry has almost certainly been subjected to more regulatory oversight than any supplements in your medicine cabinet. In fact, there is so little oversight of the supplements industry that manufacturers can—and often do—make just about any claim they like, without having to back it up with a shred of evidence.
In some instances, supplements and vitamins sold through national retailers have been shown to contain none of the ingredients on their label—some even contained potentially harmful ingredients for allergy sufferers!
The short story is that, since nutritional supplements can’t cause any meaningful changes in your body or treat a condition (like a drug), they’re largely considered ineffective by the medical community.
Nonetheless, let’s find out what science has to say about Panaxcea’s ingredients.
What Ingredients Does Panaxcea Contain?
According to their label, Panaxcea contains the following ingredients:
- Vitamin B6 1mg
- Folate 40mcg
- Vitamin B12 6mcg
- Biotin 32mcg
- Pantothenic Acid 0.5mg
- Calcium 10mg
- Iron 1mg
- Phosphorus 1mg
- Iodine 10mcg
- Magnesium 2mg
- Zinc 0.3mg
- Selenium 30mcg
- Copper 0.5mg
- Manganese 0.5mg
- Chromium 20mcg
- Molybdenum 20mcg
- Sodium Chloride 0.8mg
- Potassium 4mg
- Choline 10mcg
- Inositol 12.2mcg
- Boron 10mcg
- Silica 0.93mg
- Vanadium 5mcg
- Fluoride 10mcg
- Sea cucumber extract 2mg
- Resveratrol 0.5mg
- Lutein 10mg
- Zeaxanthin 2mg
That’s some list! Are any of these effective?
The vast majority of Panaxcea’s ingredients could be found in dozens of multivitamins you’d encounter at your local pharmacy. However, unless you’re deficient in one of these substances (most of which we get in sufficient amounts from the food we eat), increasing your intake via a nutritional supplement won’t do any good.
What about Panaxcea’s other ingredients? Inositol has been shown to widen blood vessels, which may help reduce cholesterol. Reseveratrol may also improve blood flow, and zeaxanthin may show promise as a way of slowing macular degeneration.
Finally, there is some evidence showing that sea cucumber extract may work as an anti-cancer agent.
In each of these cases though, there isn’t enough clinical evidence showing that any of Panaxcea’s ingredients, whether individually or in combination, can provide any of the benefits claimed by the manufacturer. The good news is that Panaxcea’s ingredients probably won’t cause anything more than mil digestive upset—if anything at all.
How much will you pay for these ingredients?
How Much Does Panaxcea Cost?
Panaxcea is available in the following supplies:
- 1-Month: $39.95 plus $7.95 S&H
- 3-Month: $119.95
- 6-Month: $189.95
- 12-Month: $279.97
During checkout, you can also purchase the company’s Detoxin supplement for an additional $19.95, or their Actacel 4X supplement for $34.95.
Rush priority processing will cost you $1.50 extra, and expedited shipping is $8.
All Panaxcea purchases come with a 90-day refund policy, less S&H charges, which begins from the date you receive your order. In order to request one, you’ll need to call Mile High Madison Group Limited’s customer service department at 800-375-5498.
Does Panaxcea Enroll You in an Autoship Program?
There wasn’t a lot of online feedback about Panaxcea at the time of our research, although 16 customers had filed complaints with the BBB, giving the company an F rating. Most of these referenced unreceived (but paid) orders or problems with their autoship program. Granted, the majority were related to the company’s previous supplement, Regenify (we’ll come back around to this in a second).
However, according to the fine print on Panaxcea’s ordering page, autoship enrollment is optional. You’ll have to manually check a box to sign up, and the program will automatically terminate after 3 consecutive orders.
Let’s bring it home.
Is Panaxcea the Right Supplement for You?
In Greek mythology, Panacea referenced a remedy that would cure all disease and basically grant immortality. On the other side of the world, Panax (Asian) ginseng has been used for centuries to address a wide variety of ailments. When combined, they form the word Panaxcea—but is this supplement any kind of “cure all”?
Based on the lack of clinical evidence showing that any of Panaxcea’s ingredients will work as advertised; the fact that your body doesn’t require a cleanse; and the fact that Panaxcea has the exact same formulation as Regenify (which itself had a very poor online customer reputation), we definitely don’t think it’ll help you “unleash the power of your mind.”
Instead, we’d recommend speaking with your physician if you’re regularly experiencing cognitive problems (such as difficulty remembering things), joint pain or stiffness, or a prolonged feeling of sluggishness.
1 out 1 people found this review helpful
I ordered six months worth with a full money back guarantee (they say you just ship any remaining bottles back for a full refund if you're not completely satisfied). I used it for three months and I might as well have taken a piece of cardboard. I got NO positive results! I sent back the last three for my refund, and they have not responded to any of my queries.
Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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Scam Targeting Elderly: Panaxcea
My mother is 79 years old and has Alzheimer's. The Panaxcea ads are specifically worded to attract vulnerable demographics. She's ordered or tried to order this product 3 times. Not on any of these occasions did she realize that she had been soaked for $279. Buyer beware! Caregivers beware!
Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend