Our expert says:
We don't know what the long-term effects might be. For this reason it was withdrawn from the market in the UK, pending further research. It has now been re-released for older people , and only for limited periods.
The problem is that it has been licensed as a "food additive", and so has dodged the strict research regulations required for registered medicines.
Its use in this situation is most definitely not standard treatment.
There is also a concern that the available dosage might be too high, and the timing of the use may also be an issue.
As the saying goes: caveat emptor.
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