Dr. Wurtman says that since these nutrients are already present in the human body, they are safe -- this there is no problem with side effects or toxicity. With this hypothesis their study looked at several hundred patients with mild AD. Some individuals took Souvenaid, and the control group participants received a non-medical drink, once a day for 12 weeks.
The study was not randomized or blind. The researchers observed that individuals who took this cocktail had improvement ONLY in “Verbal Recall.” Says Dr. Wurtman, "There was a clear difference. The difference was greatest in people with very mild but quite real Alzheimer's but it is not a cure."
This cocktail mixture will be available on the market next year and will be distributed by Nutria America, for which Wurtman is a consultant.
Nutria is also planning more studies with the cocktail and will introduce the formulae to doctors so that they can recommend it to their patients. While Souvenaid is said to be very safe, it is only recommended in individuals with mild dementia or have early stage AD.
Speaking like a real businessman, Dr. Wurtman explained that taking these supplements is similar to pregnant women taking folic acid. But what Dr. Wurtman fails to mention that is that there is solid evidence to show that lack of folic acid during pregnancy can result in spinal cord defects -- no such evidence exists for AD.