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'Alzheimer's drink' launched

A milkshake, said to reduce symptoms of early Alzheimer's, will go on sale today. The drink, called Souvenaid, costs £3.49 per bottle and the makers claim the mixture of nutrients can help build connections in the brain.

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Key features to new Alzheimer's drink

  • It is claimed that Souvenaid is designed to boost levels of certain nutrients which the makers say are necessary for synapse-building
  • It contains omega-3 fatty acids, choline, used to make a nerve signalling chemical and uridine, which is important for metabolism
  • Other nutrients in the drink include phospholipids, a component of cell membranes, and B vitamins

From today the drink will be sold in pharmacies throughout England, Scotland and Wales, or through the Souvenaid website.

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