The effect of a brain-targeted beverage on cognition in an older population
Kate Bauer, Fernando Gomez-Pinilla, Pei-Ra Ling, Charles Marsland, Stacey J Bell*
Applied Medical Research. 2020;
Dementia is untreatable, so dietary modification may be the best strategy for prevention.
Paradoxically, the typical American diet increases dementia risk and worsens cognition.
The purpose of this prospective, single-arm, six-week, study was to explore the effects of
a nutrient-dense, brain-targeted beverage on cognitive function. Seven individuals (86%
females; 59 ± 6 years) consumed two of the beverages daily. All summary measures of the
Cognitive Failure Questionnaire improved after 3 weeks, and again more at week 6. Most
(67%) of the quality of life questions improved. An easy-to-prepare beverage containing
nutrients shown to support the brain helps improve cognition.