Mannatech, Incorporated (NASDAQ: MTEX), the founder of the M5M SM ( Mission 5 MillionSM) social entrepreneurial movement, the pioneer of glycobiology and the leading innovator of naturally-sourced supplements based on Real Food Technology® solutions, announced today the publication of a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled human clinical trial showing that intake of a single serving of Ambrotose ® complex powder can improve memory.* 1
In this study, 73 healthy, mentally fatigued middle-aged adults taking Ambrotose complex experienced statistically significant improvements in their performance on a battery of tests assessing cognitive function, without affecting blood glucose levels.* The study was led by Dr. Talitha Best, a post-doctoral research fellow at the Nutritional Physiology Research Centre, Sansom Institute for Health Research, University of South Australia (UniSA).**
“While the majority of older Americans take dietary supplements to support overall wellness and healthy aging, they are aware of age-related memory problems but haven’t found a supplement that they believe will help,” commented Dr. Robert Sinnott, Mannatech’s CEO and Chief Science Officer. “This study makes it clear that consumers have a product, now backed by three double-blind, placebo-controlled trials, that can provide significant cognitive benefits, both after a single serving 1 and long-term intake.” 2, 3
While neuropsychological testing indicates that declines in some aspects of memory function can be detectable as early as one’s 20s and 30s, most people start noticing memory issues about age 50 and thereafter. Given the rapidly-growing number of adults aged 65 and older in the developed world—seniors comprise over 13% of the population in the U.S., Canada and Australia, and 25% of the population in Japan—the need for validated, safe dietary supplements to support healthy cognitive function, a cornerstone of the quality of life, is exploding.