Berry Extracts Improve Cognitive Function
Recent studies suggest that berry polyphenols from grape and blueberry extracts may actual improve spatial learning and memory…but hold that glass of deep red, the research findings are from tests conducted on mice.
However, based on improved performance in the Morris water maze task, the polyphenol supplementation was found to ameliorate the spatial-navigation learning profile of the middle-aged mice, thereby improving memory. Researchers also observed what looked like the indications of cognitive improvements.
This breakthrough in research suggest that supplementation with polyphenols could actually be an effective way to prevent age-induced cognitive decline it seems.
Apart from just the reasoning behind why berries are particularly applicable to cognitive health areas, research also includes promising research behind flavonols, anthocyanins, and stilbenes found in berries.
Aside from discussing potential benefits to memory impairment and neurodegenerative diseases in both animals and humans, the review also explores bioavailability data suggests that most polyphenols, or at least key metabolites, can access the brain in sufficient concentrations.
Okay, go grab that wine!