Unapproved Drugs in Brain-Boosting Supplements

Harvard Health Publishing: Taking supplements that promise to boost cognition could be dangerous, according to a Harvard-led study.




We all want to improve memory and thinking skills. But taking supplements that promise to boost cognition could be dangerous, according to a Harvard-led study published Sept. 23, 2020, in Neurology Clinical Practice. Scientists analyzed 10 different products that were marketed online to enhance thinking skills, and discovered all of them contained prescription drugs not approved for use in the United States, such as omberacetam, aniracetam, vinpocetine, phenibut, or picamilon....


Many of the supplements contained a cocktail of several drugs — combinations never tested in humans — that weren't always reported on the label. READ MORE


(Source: Harvard Health Publishing, 01/01/2021)