Australian scientists present Ambrotose® complex clinical study results at the 38th Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference in Auckland, New Zealand
May 18, 2011
Australian scientists recently presented the results of a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial which showed that, shortly after taking a single 4 gram serving of Ambrotose complex powder, healthy adults experienced improved memory and performed better on demanding cognitive tasks. The product had no effect on blood glucose levels.* † The trial was led by Dr. Talitha Best, post-doctoral research fellow at the Nutritional Physiology Research Centre (NPRC), University of South Australia, and the Brain Sciences Institute (BSI) Swinburne University of Technology. Study co-authors included Professor Peter Howe and Associate Professor Jon Buckley (NPRC); Dr. Janet Bryan, School of Psychology, University of South Australia; and Professor Andrew Scholey (BSI). The Australasian Society for Experimental Psychology was created to conduct an annual meeting for the presentation of research in experimental psychology. Dr. Best’s study was presented as part of a symposium Dr. Best convened and co-chaired with Professor Scholey, titled “Brains and food—detecting nutritional effects on cognition.”
* This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
† Mannatech, Incorporated provided partial funding for this study and provided the Ambrotose supplement and placebo used in this study.
Best T, Howe P, Bryan J, Buckley J, Scholey A (2011) Plant polysaccharides, memory and cognition in middle-aged adults. Presented at the 38th Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference in Auckland, New Zealand, April 28–30, 2011.