Cognition

A general blanket statement referring to the abilities of the mind to pass tests put on it. Shares components of a lot of other cognitive phenomena, and not to be confused with Memory, Attention, or Anxiety.

   


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The Human Effect Matrix looks at human studies (excluding animal/petri-dish studies) to tell you what what supplements affect Cognition
GradeLevel of Evidence
ARobust research conducted with repeated double blind clinical trials
BMultiple studies where at least two are double-blind and placebo controlled
CSingle double blind study or multiple cohort studies
DUncontrolled or observational studies only
Level of Evidence
SupplementChange
Magnitude of Effect Size
Scientific ConsensusComments
BPanax ginseng
Comparative Health Goals evidence only available to buyers of our Supplement-Goals Reference

All information is still available and viewable on their respective supplement page.
BRhodiola Rosea
BL-Tyrosine
BPhosphatidylserine
BD-Serine
BModafinil
BGinkgo biloba
CGreen Tea Catechins
CResveratrol
CL-Carnitine
CDehydroepiandrosterone
CKava
CNicotine
CBlack Cohosh
CBacopa monnieri
CPycnogenol
CCholine
CGlycine
CSarcosine
CPhenylpiracetam
CZinc
CNigella sativa
CMarijuana
CCocoa Extract
DPiracetam
DPueraria lobata
DPramiracetam

References

  1. De Vreese LP, et al. Memory training and drug therapy act differently on memory and metamemory functioning: evidence from a pilot study. Arch Gerontol Geriatr. (1996)
  2. Mauri M, et al. Pramiracetam effects on scopolamine-induced amnesia in healthy volunteers. Arch Gerontol Geriatr. (1994)
  3. McLean A Jr, et al. Placebo-controlled study of pramiracetam in young males with memory and cognitive problems resulting from head injury and anoxia. Brain Inj. (1991)

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