We use our own and third-party cookies to optimize your experience on this site, including to maintain user sessions. Without these cookies our site will not function well. If you continue browsing our site we take that to mean that you understand and accept how we use the cookies. If you wish to decline our cookies we will redirect you to Google.
Already have an account? Sign in.

 Remember Me | Forgot Your Password?

Though Many Dietary Supplements Promise Improved Mental Energy, Only Two Really Work

January 4, 2011: 03:01 PM EST

A study by scientists at the U.S. research firm Life Sciences Research Organization, Inc., that examined peer-reviewed research on the effect of dietary supplements on mental energy has found that Ginkgo biloba and omega-3 fatty acids seem to offer some genuine health benefits. According to the researchers, many foods, beverages and dietary supplements claim they increase mental energy. Researchers looked at 35 food ingredients, dietary supplements, dietary constituents, and dietary factors that promised a positive impact on mental energy, which they defined as consisting of mood, motivation, and cognition. Four constituents and supplements were then reviewed: Ginkgo biloba, ginseng, glucose, and omega-3 fatty acids. The strongest evidence suggests that Ginkgo biloba does affect mood and attention and omega-3 fatty acids reduces the risk of age-related cognitive decline.

H.E. Gorby, et al., "Do specific dietary constituents and supplements affect mental energy? Review of the evidence", Nutrition Reviews, January 04, 2011
Vitality & Better Living
North America
United States of America
Products & Brands
Research, Studies, Advice
Developed by Yuri Ingultsov Software Lab.