Tag Archives: Cognition

Cognitive Improvement in Older Adults from Blueberry Consumption

In vivo studies have demonstrated blueberry (Cyanococcus spp., Ericaceae) fruit has beneficial effects on brain aging. Preclinical evidence shows that anthocyanins and other polyphenols have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and potential neurodegenerative properties which may improve brain cognition and function. The purpose of this randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study was to evaluate the effect of blueberry consumption on mobility and cognition in healthy older

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Clinical Cognitive and Cerebral Blood Flow Effects of Greek Mountain Tea

Greek mountain tea (GMT; ironwort; Sideritis scardica, Lamiaceae) aerial parts are a traditional medicine used for respiratory and digestive conditions. Traditional uses of the plant are supported by in vitro studies demonstrating antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and gastroprotective effects. GMT contains polyphenols (ferulic acid, chlorogenic acid, and apigenin) shown to affect blood flow, neurotransmitter reuptake, and cognition in animal and human studies. Several

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Emerging Evidence that Epicatechin Improves Cognitive Function

Bioactive flavonoids include several subclasses, among them flavanols, a group of monomeric flavan-3-ols and their oligomeric or polymeric counterparts, procyanidins. Epicatechin and catechin are flavan-3-ols found abundantly in tea (Camellia sinensis, Theaceae), apples (Malus pumila syn. M. domestica, Rosaceae), berries (many genera and species), grapes (Vitis vinifera, Vitaceae), and most notably cocoa (Theobroma cacao, Malvaceae), whose main bioactive compound is epicatechin. Epidemiological studies

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Review of Bacopa-containing Polyherbal Products in Children Supports Use to Improve Cognition and Behavior

Ayurveda is a traditional system of medicine from India. Bacopa (Bacopa monnieri, Plantaginaceae) leaf is used in Ayurveda as a cognitive enhancer. Research in child and adolescent populations has found it to improve language comprehension, memory, focus, and attention. While research supporting the benefits of bacopa is extensive, there is less understanding of its effects in multi-herb combination formulas that are

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