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Researchers at the University of South Florida have developed a formula of nutrients high in antioxidants and other natural components that has helped improve the speed at which older adults’ brains process information. The nutritional supplement acts by altering the age-related increase in oxidative stress and inflammation. Could this be the key to rejuvenating aging brains?

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— Barbara Worthington, editor
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Nutritional Supplement
to Improve Cognition?

Declines in the underlying brain skills needed to think, remember, and learn are normal in aging. In fact, this cognitive decline is a fact of life for most older Americans.

Therapies to improve older adults’ cognitive health are important for lessening declines in mental performance as people age. While physical activity and cognitive training are among the efforts aimed at preventing or delaying cognitive decline, dietary modifications and supplements recently have generated considerable interest.

Now a University of South Florida (USF) study reports that a formula of nutrients high in antioxidants and other natural components helped boost the speed at which the brains of older adults processed information. The study, conducted at the USF Health Byrd Alzheimer's Institute, appears in Rejuvenation Research.

The USF-developed nutritional supplement, containing extracts from blueberries and green tea combined with vitamin D3 and amino acids, including carnosine, was tested by the USF researchers in a clinical trial enrolling 105 healthy adults aged 65 to 85. The two-month study evaluated the effects of the formula, called NT-020, on the cognitive performance of these older adults, who had no diagnosed memory disorders.

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