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Supplements Author: FDA Consumer Health Information Last Updated: Jan 2, 2014 - 3:17:04 PM

Can a Dietary Supplement Treat a Concussion? No

By FDA Consumer Health Information
Jan 2, 2014 - 3:12:40 PM

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( - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers to avoid products marketed as dietary supplements that claim to prevent, treat or cure concussions and other traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). These claims are not backed by scientific evidence and FDA is concerned that false assurances of a faster recovery will convince someone who has suffered a concussion to resume activities too early to be safe.

In December 2013, FDA issued a warning letter to Star Scientific, Inc.,  for marketing its product Anatabloc with claims to treat TBIs.

Read this Consumer Update to learn more about the alarms being raised about these products marketed as dietary supplements.

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