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    Is Prevagen supplement for memory issues effective?

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Posted on Mon, 24 Jul 2017 in Brain and Spine
Question: hello doctor, my wife is taking PREVAGEN supplement for memory impairement. Is it useful? Many thanks
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Answered by Dr. Olsi Taka 33 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Not recommended

Detailed Answer:
I read your question carefully and I understand your concern.

Prevagen is a supplement which contains a protein extracted by jellyfish. The producing company claims that this protein boosts memory.
However up to now there have been no serious scientific studies to support this claim. It is what the company claims but they of course want to make profits.
In the meanwhile it is not approved by the Food and Drugs Administration. Furthermore the company has been charged for fraud by the Federal Trade Commission and New York attorney General for false claims.
While I don't know how that will end for the moment it can't be recommended, not based on any evidence at least.

I remain at your disposal for other questions.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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