Quick Navigation

Processing Speed

Research analysis led by Kamal Patel .
Reviewed by
Examine.com Team
Last Updated:

Summary of Processing Speed

Primary Information, Benefits, Effects, and Important Facts

Scientific Information on Processing Speed

Get access to the latest nutrition research

By becoming an Examine.com Member, you'll have access to all of the latest nutrition research on over 300 supplements across over 500 different health goals, outcomes, conditions, and more.

Human Effect Matrix

The Human Effect Matrix looks at human studies (it excludes animal and in vitro studies) to tell you what supplements affect processing speed
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.
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 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

To view this information, please see the ​Examine.com membership.

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

grade-c  
grade-c  
grade-c  
grade-d  
grade-d