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Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Volume 2013, Article ID 238454, 10 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/238454
Research Article

Effects of SuperUlam on Supporting Concentration and Mood: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Crossover Study

1Medicus Research, LLC, 18250 Roscoe Boulevard, Suite 240, Northridge, CA 91325, USA
2Northridge Hospital Integrative Medicine Program, Northridge, CA 91325, USA

Received 16 July 2013; Accepted 4 October 2013

Academic Editor: Mani Vasudevan

Copyright © 2013 Jay K Udani. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Background. SuperUlam is a proprietary blend of natural ingredients aimed at supporting brain health. We aimed to evaluate the effect of SuperUlam on attention and mood in healthy adults. Methods. Twenty healthy individuals aged 35–65 were enrolled in this randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover study. Study duration was 3 weeks and consisted of 3 visits. Measurement of cognitive function included computer-based testing of reaction time, complex attention, working memory, sustained attention, and executive functioning. Mood testing was performed via the profile of mood states (POMS) survey and the Chalder fatigue scale. Results. Cognitive function testing demonstrated a significant improvement from baseline in executive functioning, cognitive flexibility, reaction time, and working memory in the product group only ( ). When comparing the study product to placebo, the data demonstrated a significant decrease in tension, depression, and anger ( ). There was no significant difference between the product and placebo in the other measures of mood, including vigor, fatigue, confusion, and total mood disturbance. No adverse events were reported. Conclusions. Supplementation with SuperUlam is safe to consume with potential benefits to cognitive function and mood.