In keeping with the general idea that the excess intake of drugs is clearly unsafe, we suggest only a very few products. We only suggest products that might have some relevance to reducing risks associated with the development of Alzheimer’s disease (Alz). Unfortunately, any drug or supplement is likely to be of little value in stopping Alz. Once advanced Alz has been established it apparently unstoppable. Consequently, dietary supplements, which might be of great value, are only going to be valuable when taken before the development of advanced Alz.
Any advertised product claiming to cure or halt the progression of Alz, once clearly established, is surely misleading and a scam. Although the FDA has attempted to control the sale of these “so-called” drugs and supplements curing advanced Alz, they continue to emerge under different names so that enforcement of this false advertising is not well-controlled.
Good Manufacturing Practices
It turns out many of the drugs and supplements being sold in the USA are manufactured and sometimes packaged for sale in countries other than the USA. That is no problem, if the manufacturing and packaging facilities conform to an international standard known as Current Good Manufacturing Practices. Of course, the place manufacturing drugs must be especially clean and sanitary (of course, free of fungus, bacteria or viruses or even exceedingly small doses of known poisons). The scales for measuring ingredients in a pill must be very accurate. The product must be made to standards that are met time and time again as more pills are made (i.e., pills should not vary in contents). This is only the general guidelines, the full guidelines contain a lot of details ensuring that the contents in the containers you take home are safe to be taken, often taken repeatedly.
To ensure that good manufacturing practices are maintained, inspectors from the FDA inspect the facilities, records of productions and the general environment to make sure that good practices prevail. Obviously, it is easier for staff of the FDA to inspect facilities that are in the USA than in a country half a world away. It is easier to do inspections unannounced when in USA than in foreign countries.
Recently inspectors and whistleblowers have become alarmed that far too many foreign manufactures are not maintaining Current Good Manufacturing Practices. Since there is no regulation specifying that the labels on containers show where the product was made in its final form, or where essential ingredients were made, it seems prudent to go with products known to be made in USA.
Currently, we recommend only a few products sold without a prescription. We only suggest products that might have some relevance to reducing risks associated with the development of Alzheimer’s disease (Alz).
Always consult with your physician about any dietary supplements or other health-care product you may choose to take. Also, the nutritional supplements we advise buying were selected for what we think is good cause, for example, their relevance to Alz and final manufacture is in the USA.