We have collected some relevant scientific resources here to share with you, covering:
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Scientific Resources: Nutrition, Cognition & Brain Supplements
UK national nutritional survey, advisory, and commentary
- Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN)
- Early childhood development and cognitive development in developing countries: A rigorous literature review, published by the UK GOV Department for International Development. It found have positive effects on children’s cognitive development when nutrition and health were provided in optimal doses.
- UK Government - National Diet and Nutrition Survey
- Results of the National Diet and Nutrition Survey (NDNS)
- Dr. Alan Stewarts Referenced Resources for Professionals and the Public
Nutrition and Cognition
BrainZyme contains natural-sourced ingredients, that have been independently scientifically proven with clinical studies from respected scientific (peer reviewed) journals and the 18 member panel of nutritional/scientific peers at EFSA.
These published results can be found on the EFSA website and are copied below:
Research on specific vitamins and minerals used in BrainZyme.
- Pantothenic Acid
Articles 1 (http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.2903/j.efsa.2009.1218/epdf)
and 2 (http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.2903/j.efsa.2010.1758/epdf),
- Vitamin B6 (http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.2903/j.efsa.2010.1759/epdf),
- Vitamin B12 (http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.2903/j.efsa.2010.1756/epdf),
The relationship between these ingredients and the effects we claim (such as support of mental performance & cognition, increased concentration, and reduction of tiredness) has been investigated and recognized by EFSA, as shown by the linked articles.
Other helpful and related studies:
- A controlled trial of vitamin-mineral supplementation: Effects of intelligence and performance (study in children).
A triple-blind placebo-controlled design capable of determining whether supplements could produce significant gains in standardized validated indices of intelligence/performance. Results showed highly significant improvements in I.Q with the 100% RDA group showing an (average) 3.7 point IQ increase, and one-third of the cohort showing a 10 point IQ jump. The 200% RDA group showed lower improvements, similar to the 50% RDA group.
- Micronutrient Deficiencies and Cognitive Functioning
- Brain foods: the effects of nutrients on brain function
Nature Reviews Neuroscience 9, 568-578 (July 2008) | doi:10.1038/nrn2421
- Nutrition and its effects on Academic Performance. How can our schools improve? https://www.nmu.edu/sites/DrupalEducation/files/UserFiles/Files/Pre-Drupal/SiteSections/Students/GradPapers/Projects/Ross_Amy_MP.pdf
- University of Aberdeen - Research Areas: Linking Nutrition to Cognition
- Effect of a 12-mo micronutrient intervention on learning and memory (study in children)
Smart Drugs/Brain Enhancers, Nootropics, and Cognitive Enhancers
- Wikipedia page on 'smart drugs', nootropics and cognitive enhancers
- Towards responsible use of cognitive-enhancing drugs by the healthy.
Nature (Scientific Journal) 456, 702-705 (11 December 2008) | doi:10.1038/456702a;
- 'Use of ‘smart drugs’ on the rise'. Nature, (05 July 2018)
- No Evidence of Dehydration with Moderate Daily Coffee Intake: A Counterbalanced Cross-Over Study in a Free-Living Population
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