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FDA warns consumers: Dietary supplements cannot treat concussions.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers about dietary supplements that falsely claim to prevent or cure concussions or other traumatic brain injuries. The FDA says supplements with labels that make these claims are not backed up by scientific evidence, and in a consumer alert issued Monday it urged users to beware.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

I am glad that they mentioned my article that demonstrated a 98% reduction in nerve damage in an animal concussion model. Too bad they didn’t mention my article in treating comatose patients with severe brain trauma (Sears et al PharmaNutrition 1:86 (2013))¬†using high-dose omega-3 fatty acids.

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