Concussions Not Treated by Supplements, FDA Warns

On Behalf of | Sep 2, 2014 | Uncategorized

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has warned consumers to beware of dietary supplements that falsely claim to prevent or cure concussions or other traumatic brain injuries, according to a recent CBS News article.

Supplements with labels that make these claims are not backed up by scientific evidence, according to the FDA, who has taken action in the past to crack down on companies touting medical benefits that have not been proven.

The risk for head trauma from contact sports, such as football and wrestling, has provided another marketing opportunity for companies to make false claims that certain dietary supplements can help cure or prevent these types of injuries.

“I think the bigger problem here is that we don’t want people to have the impression that there’s a pill they can take that substitutes [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”][for] being careful,” said Dr. Michael Lipton of the Montefiore Medical Center in New York.

“The only way to prevent a concussion is to not have a head injury.” Read the full details here:

FDA warns consumers: Dietary supplements cannot treat concussions

It comes as no surprise that a pill cannot cure everything. Parents with student athletes participating in contact sports, should be wary of dietary supplements that claim to help prevent or treat concussions.

If you or anyone in your family has suffered serious side effects or damages from a medication error you should seek legal investigation immediately. Crandall & Pera Law is available to help answer your questions and guide you in determining your next steps.[/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]

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