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Consumption of cocoa flavanols results in acute improvements in mood and cognitive performance during sustained mental effort
TLDR
This is the first report of acute cognitive improvements following CF consumption in healthy adults, and the mechanisms underlying the effects are unknown they may be related to known effects of CF on endothelial function and blood flow.
A double-blind, placebo-controlled, multi-dose evaluation of the acute behavioural effects of guaraná in humans
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The findings suggest that the effects cannot be attributed to caffeine alone and provides the first exploration of different dose effects of guaraná in humans.
Panax ginseng has no effect on indices of glucose regulation following acute or chronic ingestion in healthy volunteers
TLDR
The benefits to glucose regulation associated with long-term ginseng use may only be present in populations with compromised glucose control; however, further research is needed to confirm such a speculation.
Effects of Cholinesterase Inhibiting Sage (Salvia officinalis) on Mood, Anxiety and Performance on a Psychological Stressor Battery
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The results confirm previous observations of the cholinesterase inhibiting properties of S. officinalis, and improved mood and cognitive performance following the administration of single doses to healthy young participants.
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