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Forgetting

Kamal
Research analysis lead by Kamal Patel
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Summary of Forgetting

Primary Information, Benefits, Effects, and Important Facts

Scientific Information on Forgetting


Human Effect Matrix

The Human Effect Matrix looks at human studies (it excludes animal and in vitro studies) to tell you what supplements affect forgetting
Grade Level of Evidence
Robust research conducted with repeated double-blind clinical trials
Multiple studies where at least two are double-blind and placebo controlled
Single double-blind study or multiple cohort studies
Uncontrolled or observational studies only
Level of Evidence
? The amount of high quality evidence. The mo re evidence, the more we can trust the results.
Outcome Magnitude of effect
? The direction and size of the supplement's impact on each outcome. Some supplements can have an increasing effect, others have a decreasing effect, and others have no effect.
Consistency of research results
? Scientific research does not always agree. HIGH or VERY HIGH means that most of the scientific research agrees.
Notes
grade-c Bacopa monnieri Minor - See study
A small reduction of acute forgetting (just during a task, not outright amnesia) has been noted, which may contribute better to long term memory (ie. grasping concepts better)
grade-c Pramiracetam Minor - See study
Appears to decrease the influence of amnesiac drugs (scopolamine), and is effective when loaded over a few days rather than relying on acute administration
grade-c Inositol - - See study
Electroconvulsion therapy induced amnesia is not prevented with oral administration of 6g myo-inositol preloaded for five days
grade-d Phosphatidylserine Minor - See study
A reduced rate of forgetting immediate information (results in 'grasping' information easier) has been noted during treatment of cognitive decline with PS; an inherent anti-amnesiac effect is not known

All comparative evidence is now gathered in our ​A-to-Z Supplement Reference.

The evidence for each separate supplement is still freely available ​here.