Nutritional supplement with blueberries and green tea boosts elderly cognitive health

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2014-02-07 07:26

There are deep fears about the possibility of losing your mind as people age. Reports of the deteriorating cognitive health of many older people are always emerging. In order to lessen the chances of cognitive decline with aging there have been suggestions a healthy lifestyle and good nutrition may help. Recent research shows a potent nutritional supplement may just do the trick in helping to protect cognitive functioning in the elderly.

Interventions which are aimed at improving the cognitive health of older adults are of critical importance, reports Rejuvenation Research. In a new study researchers tested a potent pill-based nutraceutical (NT-020) on changes in multiple domains of cognitive functioning. This pill contained:

1: Blueberry

2: Carnosine

3: Green tea

4: Vitamin D3

5: Biovin

In this research there were one hundred and five cognitively intact adults aged 65 to 85 years of age. The participants received the NT-020 or a placebo. They were than tested with a battery of cognitive performance tests which were classified into six broad domains, including:

1: Episodic memory

2: Processing speed

3: Verbal ability

4: Working memory

5: Executive functioning

6: Complex speed at baseline and two months later

It was indicated by the results that people taking NT-020 improved significantly on two measures of processing speed across a two month test period in comparison to people taking the placebo whose performance was not changed. NT-020 was found to be well tolerated by older adults. The presence of adverse events or symptoms was not observed to be different between the NT-020 and placebo groups. The results of the current study were promising overall and have suggested the potential for interventions such as these to improve the cognitive health of older adults.

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