Call Us 24/7 · (844) 632-7274
(1-844-MDCRASH)

Knowledge. Experience. Results.
Maryland Personal Injury Attorneys

Michael J. Schreyer, JD
Founding Partner
Andrew D. Alpert, JD
Founding Partner

Memory Booster Supplement Found to Have No Benefits for Brain Injury Victims

By Alpert Schreyer on November 29, 2012

Brain Injury TreatmentResults from a recent study have found that a memory booster supplement known as citicoline has no benefits for those who have suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI). As reported by The Star Tribune, the U.S. military had high hopes for the supplement and was hoping to use it for treating wounded troops.

Citicoline is marketed online and is used in various health drinks as a memory booster, and the supplement has been used in dozens of countries in treatment for TBIs. However, evidence concerning whether or not it actually works had been debated. U.S. scientists had hoped that it could help speed up recovery from brain injuries, but the research showed that the supplement did not work any better than a placebo.

The study included 1,213 patients ages 18 and older who had been hospitalized with mild to severe brain trauma. Half were treated with citicoline, also known as CDP choline, within 24 hours of suffering a TBI and given treatments of 2,000 milligrams each day for three months. The second half received dummy treatment. Both groups were followed for six months to view how they progressed in recovery from their injuries.

By the end of the study, no noticeable differences were found between the groups, with a total of 73 deaths split relatively equally between both sides.

Citicoline consists of a chemical needed for building brain cells and the Institute of Medicine was hoping that the supplement could make a difference in the treatment of TBI victims both in and out of the military.

Recovery from a traumatic brain injury is no easy process, but with the help of a St. Mary’s County brain injury attorney at Alpert Schreyer, you can have the chance to hold those who caused your injury at fault and find compensation that will pay for your losses and the medical care you need for recovery. To learn more about how we can help you, call (844) 632-7274.

Free Case
Evaluation
Form:

1-844-MDCRASH
(844) 632-7274

Free Case Evaluation Form

If you’ve been injured in an accident, contact the law firm of Alpert Schreyer, LLC. Our experienced, tenacious attorneys will help you achieve the best possible outcome in your case.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

1-844-MDCRASH
(844) 632-7274

1-844-MDCRASH
(844) 632-7274

We have multiple offices in Maryland to assist you with your case. Click on any of our five office locations for address info and directions.

Bethesda, MD Frederick, MD Lexington Park, MD Bowie, MD Waldorf, MD

Serving All of Maryland and D.C. for over 25 Years
Find an office near you

Alpert Schreyer, LLC Disclaimer: The information you obtain at this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for advice regarding your individual situation. We invite you to contact us and welcome your calls, letters and electronic mail. Contacting us does not create an attorney-client relationship. Please do not send any confidential information to us until such time as an attorney-client relationship has been established. This web site is not intended to solicit clients for matters outside of the state of Maryland.

Alpert Schreyer, LLC in Waldorf represents personal injury clients throughout Maryland, including those in Bowie, Annapolis, Prince Frederick, Upper Marlboro La Plata, Bethesda and Leonardtown located in Charles County, Prince George’s County, St. Mary’s County, Calvert County and Montgomery County.

© by Alpert Schreyer, LLC. Bowie Workers’ Compensation Attorneys, Waldorf Personal Injury Lawyers and Southern Maryland Car Accident Lawyers. All Rights Reserved.

The ultimate resolution of my case has been excellent, far better than I could have imagined. I couldn't recommend anyone more highly.
Maryland Injury Case
Date published: 09/06/2018
5 / 5 stars