Concussions – There is Hope

Tonight I watched a segment on 60 minutes that got me really pissed off. It was about our brave soldiers who have suffered concussions due to explosions in Iraq and Afghanistan and how it has damaged their brains. They went on about how great it was that someone had funded an institute to help test the men and women but in the end, there are no treatments for all the damage that was done. Bulls**t!!! There is lots that can and should be done.

When I worked with Robert Crayhon at Crayhon Research, we focused on nutrients that were beneficial to the brain. One of the amazing people I got to work with aside from Robert was Dr. Parris Kidd. He has shown in two books how a pair of nutrients, Glycerophosphcholine (GPC) and Phosphatidylcholine Serine (PS) have been helpful in brain issues. When you can help people post stroke to regain cognitive function, you might think that people might want to do some additional research on concussions. But, when your main thrust is to make money on patented drugs, nothing can be further from the truth.

GPC and PS along with ALCAR (acetyl-L-carnitine) have over 60 human studies on brain health. They are just the tip of the iceberg on using natural substances to help save the brain. Stroke victims, dementia patients and others have shown significant improvement when given these nutrients. I have seen the benefits first hand as I have suffered four major brain injuries in my life time (2 skull fractures and 2 concussions). The changes in cognitive function that I have seen have been dramatic and life changing.

We haven’t even talked about things like Longvida© which has been shown to help Alzheimer’s patients and Down’s Syndrome children improve. Concussions can be devastating but we have tools to help reverse the effects. Here is my protocol for helping those who’ve had a concussion:

  • 1200 milligrams of GPC daily
  • 200 milligrams of PS daily
  • 500 milligrams of ALCAR daily
  • 500 milligrams of Longvida©

Using this protocol, you can see incredible improvements in just 6 weeks time. I have no vested interest in any of these products but have seen them help people time after time. If you know of anyone struggling with mental issues, have them try this protocol for a few months and see the results.

5 Responses to Concussions – There is Hope

  1. Rick McKenna June 5, 2013 at 8:47 pm #

    Thanks, Mark, As usual, I learn much from you. this is perfect…

    Just had a dear 86 yrs young friend who suffered a stroke about 3 weeks ago. He’s in Swedish Hospital in Denver which has a great rep for working with stroke victims. Will visit him this weekend and will present the protocol above to his doctors.. I’ll print out the info and references..Any other suggestions for effectively convincing them it may work? He trusts me and what I do, food/supplement- wise, but I don’t know about the docs there. Incidentally, his name is Marc.

    thanks, Ricki

  2. Pete Fisher December 13, 2013 at 6:57 am #

    Would you recommend this stack for those involved in contact sports where concussions and regular head trauma are seen as part of the game- Football, Rugby etc?

  3. Petr November 14, 2014 at 5:38 am #

    Thank you very much for the info. I’m still experiencing some lingering effects of a forehead concussion (mild headache, feeling less sharp) I sustained 4 months ago. I’ve been taking fish oil, a multivitamin, lecithin, and a couple of days ago I bought some piracetam as I read there’s some evidence it should be helpful for PCS. (The latter had some really strongly noticeable effects in terms of improved focused and thinking, but I think it’s making it difficult for me to fall asleep so I’ve been only taking 800mg in the morning) Do you think it’s (=piracetam) safe to combine with the supplements you recommend (or safe at all)? Would you recommend your supplement stack even this late after a concussion? How about HBOT (hyperbaric oxygen therapy)?

  4. Ben Brown August 11, 2016 at 6:52 pm #

    Mark – I was just reading this and have been intrigued with brain nutrients lately, especially as it pertains to concussions.

    Since the time you posted this, is there anything you would currently change with the protocol?