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are there any supplements that can improve memory and concentration? answer please!

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Dr. Mark Fisher
Neurology 34 years experience
No: You can pretty much bank on it: Any supplement touted by health-food hucksters for any "problem" will have no real evidence of effect. Common substances that improve memory & concentration are already well known, eg caffeine and nicotine. But I don't recommend taking up smoking to improve your memory & concentration.

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