Retailers have started selling food products made from the brain cells of monkeys, and it is only a matter of time before humans find out how useful the process is.
In a move that has riled scientists and medical researchers, Raley & Auto Parts (R&A) has announced that it will start selling “brain-free” cereals, and a line of “brain food” and “brain supplements” as part of a broader effort to help patients with brain disease.
“We are introducing a new product called Brain Food,” the company said on its website.
“It is designed to help you lose weight, improve your cognitive function, and prevent memory loss.”
Brain food is a brand of cereals and supplements sold at grocery stores and online.
The company says it is “designed for the comfort and wellness of the individual, with a low glycemic index and no added sugar.”
The company says its Brain Food Cereals are made from “the brains of primates and other animals,” and will be available in “small-batch quantities.”
The company has not yet provided any information about the “brain foods” that it is selling.
The company said that its Brain Products are a combination of brain cells and “essential amino acids” that are “in addition to all the other essential amino acids found in human diet.”
The ingredients are formulated to be “well tolerated by the body,” which the company claims “can help you live longer, improve cognition, and help with weight loss.”
The cereals are packaged in capsules, and they will be shipped to customers in a 12-month supply, according to R&.
The capsules are not FDA-approved for use as food products.
The brand is not the first to market such cereals as Brain Food.
The British brand B&.;L is currently the only company to sell brain food.
“These cereals can be a wonderful way to eat brain food and we are excited to be working with our customers to help them enjoy this new product,” R&s chief executive, David Fries, said in a statement.
“In addition to helping us reduce our carbon footprint, Brain Food will help our customers keep a healthy weight and help them achieve their health and fitness goals,” he said.
“Brain Food has been designed with the human brain in mind, which is why it is formulated with vitamins, minerals, essential amino acid, and essential fatty acids, and is not intended to be a replacement for an appropriate diet,” the product description reads.
“These products are suitable for the use of patients who are obese or overweight, who have metabolic syndrome or diabetes, or who have other metabolic disorders.”
Fries did not respond to an email request for comment.
In the first week of October, the company announced that more than a dozen companies had already launched brain food products, including the Brain Food Foundation, Brain Nutrition, Brain Fuel, Brain Sport and Brain Juice.
Brain Food founder, Dr. Peter Epperson, said he hopes his company can eventually produce a “brain fuel” supplement that would replace all sorts of processed food.
He said his goal is to develop a “complete diet and lifestyle program” that will “help people with neurological disorders and related conditions live longer.”
According to the Food and Drug Administration, cereals containing cereals from monkeys and other primates can cause seizures.