A traumatic brain injury (TBI) usually results from a violent blow or jolt to the head or body. It can also be be caused by an object penetrating the skull. Concussions are a type of TBI and are on the rise especially in children. TBIs affect how your brain works and left untreated can result in brain damage and even death.
Although treatments have improved over the years, new and better treatments are needed. Researchers from Southern Illinois University explored the use of vitamins, minerals and nutrients as a complement to other TBI therapies. They believed that addressing the primary injury was not enough, as the secondary injury cascade causes considerable damage. They found that nutritional supplements may help traumatic brain injuries. Read more