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jvc1133 October 31st, 2014 9:38pm

Can a protein found in jellyfish really improve your memory ?

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Tariq88 Utah
10/31/14 8:51 pm

I always heard that shark meat could help improve memory.

susanr Colorado
10/31/14 8:16 pm

I doubt it. As far as I'm aware, it hasn't undergone rigorous study for either safety or efficacy. I understand it's been sold as a dietary supplement, a category that (thanks to Congress, not science) is subject to only weak regulation. The company

susanr Colorado
10/31/14 8:17 pm

that sells it has gotten into trouble with the FDA, apparently for making medical claims about it, and for not reporting a large number of adverse events (which may or may not be a result of taking the stuff; only rigorous scientific study would

susanr Colorado
10/31/14 8:19 pm

tell us the answer to that.

What I don't understand is how the stuff survives the gastrointestinal tract intact (assuming it is ingested - proteins are *digested*), or how it gets into the brain (if it does).

jonfrei the boonies
10/31/14 5:24 pm

Yeah - the one that stings you will help you remember not to play with jellyfish!

jvc1133 61535
10/31/14 2:58 pm

I hope so I found the car Keys in the freezer.

zuko on deck
10/31/14 2:59 pm

You're on the right track. You'll be home free when you remember why you put them there.

zuko on deck
10/31/14 2:57 pm

I wish wine helped memory. Or ice cream. Or roasted pumpkin seeds.

jvc1133 61535
10/31/14 3:09 pm

I tried beer, doesn't work but, I forgot what I was looking for.

zuko on deck
10/31/14 3:11 pm

Could explain the car keys in the freezer, though.

10/31/14 2:45 pm

Maybe. I've never tried that or even heard about it. Mine seems to come and go at will. It usually goes when I need it most.