If you’ve been reading our column on the effects of brain trauma, you might know that we’re all very concerned about the effects it’s having on the athletes who are suffering.
But the article also points out that the drugs Alpha Brain is using are designed to treat the effects and have been approved for that purpose.
So why do athletes need drugs like Alpha Brain?
Well, according to an article published in the UK’s New Scientist, a number of athletes have developed brain injuries that can be linked to Alpha Brain.
The article says that there is a high risk of brain injury and death for athletes who use drugs that can mimic Alpha Brain, like methylphenidate and Adderall.
It also says that the athletes in question had been using the drugs for more than two years and were not diagnosed as having a concussion until five years later.
What are the risks of using drugs like methylamphetamine?
According to NewScientist, there are some risks associated with methylamphetamine, but they are less severe than what’s known to occur with drugs like Adderal and Adleron.
“In recent years, there has been a number [of cases of] amphetamine-related head injuries in athletes, including athletes who had used methylamphetamine for more or less a decade,” the article says.
“These are rare, but the risk can be substantial.
In some cases, amphetamine has been implicated in the development of the syndrome known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), in which the central nervous system becomes damaged.
CTE can result in a variety of neurological problems, including dementia, Alzheimer’s, and other neurodegenerative diseases.”
What about the risk of developing AD?
Methylphenidate, which has been used for a number years to treat ADHD and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, is also a popular drug that can lead to AD, as has Addera, which is used for the treatment of ADHD.
But what is it about methylphenamphetamines that makes them so dangerous?
The articles points out several factors that can increase the risk for AD in athletes.
They say that there are increased risk factors for AD among athletes, like genetic predisposition, lack of social support and an increased risk of co-morbidities, such as depression, schizophrenia and other mental disorders.
How do you treat the symptoms of AD?
Amphetamine, like other stimulants, can also cause a number symptoms, including confusion, delirium and sleep disturbances.
As well as being associated with AD, amphetamines are also known to increase a number other brain disorders, such anorexia nervosa and anxiety.
Is it safe to take methylphenamphetamine?
Although there is no scientific evidence to suggest that taking methylphenamine poses a risk to your health, you should still exercise caution if you’re planning on taking it.
You may find that taking it can help, but if you are concerned, you need to be careful, as taking it too much can have serious consequences.