BOSTON — Factor Nutrition Labs on Monday presented a study supporting supplementation with its FocusFactor product to improve brain function before the Gerontological Society of America.
The clinical study of 89 adults used the Rey Auditory Verbal Learning Test, a standardized neuropsychological test and one of the most commonly used tests of memory in psychopharmacology research, the company stated. The study also used CogScreen, a computer-administered neuropsychological test battery developed for the Federal Aviation Administration for evaluating the cognitive functioning of pilots.
The mean age of subjects who participated was 49.1 years. The study was conducted over a six-week period. The clinical study of FocusFactor was sponsored by Factor Nutrition and was conducted by Cognitive Research, a full-service contract research organization.
“The clinical study demonstrated that, compared to placebo, FcousFactor improved abilities referred to as memory, concentration and focus in healthy adults,” Cognitive Research president Gary Kay said. “Following six weeks of treatment, subjects who received FocusFactor had a mean increase in recall of 6.5 words compared to 4.5 words for those who received placebo.”