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Longvida® curcumin improves memory in healthy people
In 2015, researchers from the University of Swinburne (Australia) conducted a study on the effects of Longvida® curcumin on cognition. More specifically, they observed effects on mood, mental fatigue and working memory in a healthy, middle-aged population between 60 and 80 years of age (Cox et al. 2014).
After 4 weeks of administration, they found that daily supplementation with Longvida® curcumin (400 mg) produced significant improvements in working memory. They also reported a reduction in mental fatigue.
A new clinical trial confirms the benefits of curcumin on memory in people between 50 and 80 years of age.
In 2020, the same researchers published the results of a new clinical trial (Cox et al. 2020). They assessed in particular the impact of Longvida® curcumin on cognitive functions, but over a longer period, i.e. 12 weeks.
Clinical Trial Design
The researchers wanted to confirm the effects of Longvida® curcumin after 12 weeks in an age range of 50 to 80 years.
This double-blind, placebo-controlled study involved eighty healthy participants between the ages of 50 and 80. Participants were randomized to receive 400 mg/day of Longvida® curcumin or a placebo equivalent.
After an initial assessment, results were measured at 4 and 12 weeks.
Investigators evaluated cognitive performance, mood measures, cardiovascular function and several other blood biomarkers. It is noted that throughout the study, Longvida® formula was very well tolerated without serious adverse effects.
Results of the study
The results confirm those obtained in the previous study.
Taking a curcumin preparation with a high bioavailability significantly improved working memory and reduced fatigue of the participants. A slight increase in circulating glucose was also observed.
The study by Dr. Scholey and colleagues confirms that Longvida® curcumin improves aspects of mood, working memory and mental fatigue in healthy people.
Read the article on the effects of turmeric on brain function
Investigation of the effects of solid lipid curcumin on cognition and mood in a healthy older population. J Psychopharmacol. 2015 May;29(5):642-51.
Cox KHM, White DJ, Pipingas A, Poorun K, Scholey A. Further Evidence of Benefits to Mood and Working Memory from Lipidated Curcumin in Healthy Older People: A 12-Week, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Partial Replication Study. Nutrients. 2020;12(6):E1678. Published 2020 Jun 4. doi:10.3390/nu12061678
Scholey A, Cox KH, Pipingas A, White D. A Highly Bioavailable Curcumin Extract Improves Neurocognitive Function and Mood in Healthy Older People: A 12-Week Randomised, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial. Oral presentation.