Concussion claims

Concussions and their long-term effects on the brain are a hot topic — for good reason. If you play sports, a claim that a product could protect you from a concussion would be mighty compelling. And you’d expect it would be a claim you could trust, right?

It should be. That’s why the FTC has sent letters to five major retailers that sell athletic mouthguards. The concern? Whether claims on their websites that mouthguards could protect athletes from concussions are supported by competent and reliable scientific evidence. For retailers, it means checking with the manufacturer to make sure it can support those claims.

If you’re worried about concussions in sports, learn more from the CDC.

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what is this about please let me know asap

This is absolutely ridiculous! Mouthguards will protect your teeth from getting seriously damaged but, I fail to see how mouthguards can protect your brain from getting a concussion. Only well insulated helmets can protect your brain from a concussion.

Mouthguards will help protect your teeth from getting seriously damaged but, only a well insulated helmet could help protect your brain from a concussion. With todays helmets their doesn't seem to be enough insulation in them for complete protection.

Good stuff.
Thanks.

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