Definition: "An ergogenic aid is any substance or phenomenon that enhances performance "
Natural nootropic mangiferin increases reaction speed and alertness, improves memory and mood
Half an hour after administration, the researchers began to test the subjects. They continued doing this for more than four hours.
On another occasion, the researchers repeated the procedure, but then gave the subjects a placebo.
At the same time, the extract made the subjects more alert. They missed less in the tests. Their accuracy of attention increased.
In addition, the extract improved the ability to store words and images in memory and then recall them. The subjects' episodic memory improved.
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The researchers also subjected the subjects to a test in which, after seeing symbols appearing on a screen, they had to click a button for a longer period of time. This test measures the ability to remain focused for a prolonged time. Supplementation with mangiferin improved scores on this test as well.
"These benefits were seen most strikingly in terms of participants' improved attention and long-term memory task performance and in their extended performance of cognitively demanding tasks, including those requiring executive function resources."