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Summary of Processing Speed

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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 more evidence, the more we can trust the results.
Supplement 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 Minor - See study
Study was unable to properly assess coconut oil as it was used as an active control; some benefit appears apparent relative to fish oil.
grade-c Minor Moderate See 2 studies
In older individuals, there appears to be an increase in processing speed without a sacrifice in accuracy
grade-c Minor - See study
A decrease in processing speed appears to occur following lemon balm ingestion, which may be related to the sedation effects

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