Behavioral And Cognitive Effects Of The N-methyl-D-aspartate Receptor Co-agonist D-serine In Healthy Humans: Initial Findings
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Oral ingestion of 2.1g D-serine in otherwise healthy adult subjects two hours prior to cognitive testing (CPT-IP for sustained attention, BVRT, and RAVLT) in a double-blind crossover study found that supplementation reduced testing anxiety and sadness (no influence on reaction time) alongside the main parameter of increased working memory (word retention and immediate recall).
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Other tests involved backwards recall (not superior to placebo) and forward (benefits of D-serine over placebo) with an improvement in the Category Fluency test. On the BVRT, D-serine was significantly better than baseline values but due to a nonsignificant increase in placebo there was no difference between groups.
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