These so-called "brain-shakes" can supposedly "slow down cognitive decline," and
Nestle wants in on the action. As part of the corporation's long-term strategy, they've decided to purchase a stake in Accera, which happens to be "a company that makes
milkshakes for Alzheimer's patients."
Nestlé has long been interested in the links between food and brain
health. In 2006, it invested 25 million Swiss francs in a collaboration
with ETH Lausanne, a leading Swiss technical university, to develop food
products that protect the brain against diseases such as Alzheimer's.
The company's interest in the field intensified last year with the
launch of Nestlé Health Science.
However, while we'd love to believe they're developing milkshakes that make your brain huge and immortal, turns out that the milkshake part is just a vehicle for a powdered additive. :
...Accera sells Axona, an easy-mix powder that is added to milk or other
liquids to make a once-daily drink. Axona is already given to 30,000
patients in the U.S. Axona is made from a compound derived from coconut
oil that purports to provide an alternative energy source for the brain.
In theory, this would help Alzheimer's patients because their brains
are less able to use glucose for the energy they need.