In the study, 30 participants supplemented Pycnogenol 50mg/three times daily in combination with a controlled health plan; 29 participants in the control group followed the controlled health plan alone. The health plan involved regular sleep, balanced meals and daily exercise. While there is no single solution to improved cognitive function, lifestyle patterns and daily exercise routines have shown to increase attention span and improve mood.
After 12 weeks of daily supplementation with Pycnogenol, results were also shown to significantly improve mood (16% increase Pycnogenol/ -2.1% control); measurably boost mental performance (8.9% increase Pycnogenol/ 3.1% control); advance sustained attention (13.4% increase) and memory (3.6% increase); and dramatically reduce oxidative stress (30% decrease Pycnogenol).
"This study completes a number of research observations indicating that Pycnogenol can naturally help improve some aspects of cognitive functions throughout life. Multiple studies have been conducted using Pycnogenol and showing its positive effects in managing and improving some attention parameters in children with ADHD, in improving results of specific cognitive test in students and in improving several aspects of cognitive functions in adults over 60," said Dr. Gianni Belcaro, lead researcher of the study. "These latest findings are supported by decades of research on Pycnogeno's ability to naturally regulate oxidative stress levels (that may significantly affect some cognitive functions) and confirm the positive impact on overall cognitive function."
Results of the study were measured using a self-administered visual analogue scale (VASL), national adult reading test (NART), special recognition memory (SRM) and Cambridge neuropsychological test to evaluate simple cognitive functions and levels of oxidative stress.
"Participants who supplemented daily with Pycnogenol demonstrated stronger performance in daily mental tasks such as dealing with money, managing people, and coping with stress. Those are mental performance benefits that can be felt from the home to the office and even in the classroom," said physician and nutritional medicine expert Dr. Fred Pescatore.
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