How to take Axona

Axona makes it simple for caregivers to support their loved one with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease1

Preparing Axona is easy. It comes as a vanilla-flavored powder that can easily be blended with cool water, drinks, or soft foods. This special formulation makes Axona simple to take, and it’s also nice to know that taking Axona doesn’t mean adding another pill to the standard of care regimens. Axona is also convenient; it can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours after it is blended. Axona should be taken once daily after breakfast or lunch, whichever meal is larger.


We want you to experience all the benefits Axona has to offer. Some people, however, may experience mild gastrointestinal side effects. So, it’s important to carefully follow the instructions below to help the body gradually adjust to Axona.

To experience all the benefits Axona has to offer, it’s important to take it every day as directed.

Week 1: graduated dosing with the 30-day package

Day 1
1 spoon
1 Tbsp
Day 2
1 spoon
1 Tbsp
Day 3
2 spoons
2 Tbsp
Day 4
2 spoons
2 Tbsp
Day 5
3 spoons
3 Tbsp
Day 6
3 spoons
3 Tbsp
Day 7
4 spoons
4 Tbsp
Day 8(and beyond)
40g packet
Begin one 40 gram packet daily

These instructions are also available in the Axona package or can be downloaded here.

Mixing Axona is simple1

Follow these three easy steps once a day:

Step 1 Add Axona to 4 to 8 ounces of cool water or other liquid, or soft food. Shake or blend it until fully mixed.

Some people prefer the taste of Axona with other liquids or soft foods such as juice, milk, a meal replacement drink, oatmeal, yogurt, pudding, or ice cream.

Step 2 Axona should be taken 15 to 30 minutes after a full meal (preferably breakfast or lunch, whichever is larger), once daily.

Meals containing fat and protein (for example, meat, cheese, or eggs) may help prevent an upset stomach.

Step 3 Take Axona slowly over a period of up to 30 minutes.

If Axona is mixed in a drink, try adding ice. This may help slow digestion, which can lessen any potential side effects.

Getting the most from Axona1,2

With a progressive disease like Alzheimer’s, where brain cells continue to die over time, it’s good to know that Axona can be taken as soon as the disease has been diagnosed. Also, the Axona clinical study showed that as the level of ketone bodies increased, so did performance in tests of memory and cognition. In fact, those who took Axona every day saw the biggest improvements. When they stopped taking Axona, they began to decline.*

Good to know!1

  • Unused powder can be stored at room temperature, even if you have opened the packet
  • Axona can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours after it is mixed. Be sure to mix it again thoroughly before consuming
  • Axona can be used with your current care plan, including Alzheimer’s disease drug treatments
  • Over-the-counter remedies for gas, heartburn, or diarrhea can be helpful. If side effects are persistent, speak to your doctor
  • Axona is easy to travel with – simply keep the packets at room temperature and protected from light and moisture