Katie Kirby sent a great post about Souvenaid, which is marketed as a medical food for dementia, with the company claiming that it increases synapse production, thus helping with memory in the early stages of the disease. It comes in small bottles, like a flavoured drink, and is supposed to include fish oils and other goodies in just the right proportion to improve brain function. I have to admit that it sounds good, apart from the price, which currently hovers around $20 for a 4-bottle pack - very expensive as it is supposed to be consumed once a day for a long period of time.
Here are links sent by Katie:
The NPS (National Prescribing Service) has just published its analysis of 3 RCTs involving Souvenaid:
Response from Nutricia:
com.au/getmedia/a0850e74-057f- 4259-a296-06528b9b9014/ 20140117_Nutricia-Souvenaid- Media-Statement.aspx
It strikes me that a synapse-producing supplement could be of much more use in a population that is not actively losing neurons. I wonder how long it will take HSC students to start chugging it.