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Social Functioning

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Summary of Social Functioning

Scientific Information on Social Functioning

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Human Effect Matrix

The Human Effect Matrix looks at human studies (it excludes animal and in vitro studies) to tell you what supplements affect social functioning.
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 Very High See 2 studies
Social dysfunction is reduced in anxious humans given ashwagandha, and animal studies suggest that this enhancement of socialization is a per se effect of supplementation.
grade-d - - See all 3 studies
Mixed evidence but there was a nonsignificant decrease in people with normal stress, and improvements in people with burnout and chronic fatigue symptoms, but the latter studies weren't controlled.

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