- Contains Vitamin B12 as Methylcobalamin
- Contains Vitamin B1 as Benfotiamine
- Proprietary Blend hiding the amount of ALA and Benfotiamine
- Does not contain PEA
- Does not contain Boswellia
- Limited potency of Methylcobalamin
- Not the standard form of ALA
- Limited 30-day return policy
Why We Chose It
Sciaticare contains several key ingredients but fell low on our rankings due to its use of a proprietary blend. We were puzzled by Sciaticare’s inclusion of both forms of Vitamin B1, Thiamine and Benfotiamine. However, a careful review of their label only reveals the amount of Thiamine, and the Benfotiamine is hidden in the proprietary blend. We often see this as a marketing technique to allow a company to hyper their use of a critical ingredient when they are likely using a minuscule and ineffective dosage.
We prefer brands that are fully transparent in their ingredient dosages. Sciaticare is another brand relying on the R-ALA form of Alpha Lipoic Acid. As mentioned earlier, to date, there are no human clinical studies demonstrating R-ALA’s effectiveness in supporting nerve health. The question of how much R-ALA remains a mystery as this ingredient is in the proprietary blend. What is not a mystery is that Sciaticare does not include either PEA or Boswellia Serrata. The brand only offers consumers a 30-day return period, far shorter than our recommended 90-day minimum return policy.
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