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Brain-Boosting Supplements May Contain Unapproved Drugs

The supplements you take to improve your brain health may contain drugs that haven’t been approved for use in the United States, according to new research. The study, published last Wednesday in the journal Neurology: Clinical Practice, found five unapproved drugs in the supplements examined by researchers, says Dr. Pieter…

Diabetes, Fertility Supplements, Nootropics

Supplements are sold without review or approval of the FDA. They are not allowed to make specific health claims, but general ones, such as “improves well-being” and “boosts energy” are legal.  That leaves the door open for unscrupulous, or careless, manufacturers. The FDA also does not regulate the manufacturers recommended…


Nootropics is an umbrella term that can refer to anything from a prescription drug, supplement or other substance that enhances cognition function, particularly memory. They are often referred to as “brain drugs” and are most often used by students, as well as business professionals and athletes. Of these many drugs…

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