Homotaurine is an amino acid that is found in some seaweeds. However, commercial products that are sold as supplements are made in a laboratory.

Homotaurine is used for Alzheimer disease, Parkinson disease, and a decline in memory and thinking skills in older people that is more than what is normal for their age, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.

How does it work ?

Homotaurine works in the brain, interfering with the formation of the plaques that contribute to Alzheimer disease. It also interferes with the formation of plaques in blood vessels in the brain, that are associated with a condition called cerebral amyloid angiopathy.

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