Acute supplementation with blackcurrant extracts modulate cognitive functioning and inhibits monoamine oxidase-B ini healthy young adults

Synopsis: 

  • 35 young adults asked to complete 70-minute computerized assessments designed to demand constant attention and create mental fatigue
  • Participants supplemented with blackcurrant completed work more accurately without slowing down
  • Blackcurrant participants observed less perceived effort and felt more alert after the test
  • Group on blackcurrant observed an inhibition of enzymes associated with Parkinson’s disease to clinically significant  degree (Monoamine oxidase-B and Monoamine  Oxidase-A). 

Journal of Functional Foods, 2015 (524-539)