Pine Bark Extract improves brain power in young executives
A new study performed at Chieti-Pescara University in Italy shows that Pine Bark Extract improves mental and executive functions in professional men and women. The study included 59 healthy professional men and women between the ages of 35 to 55. They were all assigned to a healthy diet and some were randomly supplemented with 150 milligrams of maritime pine bark daily for 12 weeks.
They were tested for attention span and focus, memory and executive function before and after the study period and blood samples were analyzed for free radicals and other factors. The activity of free radicals in their blood plasma was lower by the end of the study in the Pine Bark Extract group but not in the control group who had insignificant variation.
The increase in cognitive function was more significant in the Pine Bark Extract group. These subjects showed improvements in mood, mental performance, sustained attention and subjective memory, as well as in daily tasks such as simple decision making and dealing with people. So the Pine Bark Extract improved memory, focus and decision-making among healthy professionals The study is published in the December 2014 issue of the Journal of Neurosurgical Science