The road to a consistent brain injury treatment faces another setback after a major study has found that a supplement the U.S. military had hoped would help wounded troops offers zero benefits.
The supplement is already available online and in stores, marketed as a memory booster. It has also been employed across the globe to treat TBI and strokes, though there is no solid evidence it offers any real treatment.
In the recent study, the most rigorous yet, the supplement citicoline works no better than placebos. The results from the study are in the latest Journal of the American Medical Association, and was reported in the Montana Standard.