Study Finds Significant Memory, Concentration Benefits of Cognitive Supplement

November 29, 2011

The results were presented in late November at The Gerontological Society of America’s 64th annual scientific meeting.

A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study has found significant memory, concentration, and focus benefits in healthy adults following use of cognitive-health supplement FOCUSfactor. The results were presented in late November at The Gerontological Society of America’s 64th annual scientific meeting.

The six-week parallel group study, sponsored by Factor Nutrition Labs, the supplement’s maker, enrolled 96 subjects between the ages of 18 and 65 (mean age of 49.1 years, with 89 subjects completing the trial). Subjects were evaluated using the Rey Auditory Verbal Learning Test (RAVLT), a widely used neuropsychological test, especially for memory; and the CogScreen neuropsychological test used by the Federal Aviation Administration to evaluate the cognitive function of pilots.

The company says that after six weeks of treatment, the test group showed a mean increase in recall of 6.5 words compared to 4.5 words in the placebo group. The company says that in terms of normal aging as measured by the RAVLT test, this equates to the performance of a 20- to 29-year-old age group compared to the performance of a 30- to 39-year-old age group. The CogScreen findings mirrored these benefits over placebo.

Factor Nutrition Labs describes FOCUSfactor as a patent-pending blend of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and other nutrients.