Effects of Seaweed Extract on Mental Performance Following a High-carbohydrate Meal

2017-11-07 00:20:11 | BioPortfolio


The current study will explore the impact of seaweed extract on cognitive function following a high-carbohydrate meal at a number of time-points post-consumption.


The current randomised, placebo-controlled, double-blind, parallel groups study will examine the impact of a brown seaweed extract (InSea2) on cognitive function post-prandially in 60 healthy non-elderly adults who self-report post-meal drowsiness. Computerised measures of episodic memory, attention and subjective state will be completed at baseline and for 3 hours following lunch with either seaweed or placebo consumed 30 minutes prior to a carbohydrate-rich meal.

Study Design


Cognitive Change


500mg brown seaweed powder, Placebo




Northumbria University

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2017-11-07T00:20:11-0500

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A genus of BROWN ALGAE, in the family Alariaceae, native to Japan, Korea, and China. The edible SEAWEED Undaria pinnatifida is also called wakame.

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