Vitamins & Supplements

FTC's Crackdown Blows Chilly Wind Down Memory Lane

By Kristen Schepker, Assistant Editor

The Federal Trade Commission's (FTC's) recent crackdown on a popular product marketed for memory improvement has supplement companies thinking twice before making claims that nutrients or herbs can enhance cognitive function. Was the move really about consumer protection or is it evidence of regulatory over-reach?

Citicoline Reduces Cocaine Use In Bipolar Patients

By Kristen Schepker, Assistant Editor

Citicoline, a readily available over-the-counter nutritional supplement may help reduce illicit drug dependency in patients with psychiatric illness, according to researchers at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.

Carotenoids May Prevent Macular Degeneration & Dementia

By Erik Goldman | Editor in Chief

Daily supplementation with plant-derived carotenoids can reduce the risk of age-associated macular degeneration, and may also have a role in prevention of Alzheimer's disease, according to James Stringham, PhD, of the Nutritional Neuroscience Laboratory at the University of Georgia, Atlanta.