The Global Council on Brain Health (GCBH), in partnership with AARP, recently released an extensive report reviewing the current evidence on brain health supplements. AARP formed the GCBH by bringing together an independent group of scientists, physicians, researchers, and other experts. Click here to learn more about these specialists.
The GCBH found that there was a lack of evidence for effectiveness, concerns about false claims in marketing, and uncertainty of the possible risks of brain health supplements, since they are not required to be reviewed for purity, safety, and efficacy.
The GCBH concluded that no endorsement could be made for any dietary supplement for brain health. Rather, they recommended adults receive their nutrients from a healthy diet and lifestyle. The only exception noted was for a relatively small number of individuals who have vitamin B12/folate deficiencies. In any case, it is important to speak to your doctor before beginning any type of supplement.