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One Dose of Coffee Berry Extract May Help Increase Alertness

Coffee berries are small round stone fruit produced by the coffee plant that are filled with antioxidants and polyphenols, such as chlorogenic acid. According to a new study, s single dose of coffee berry extract may help increase alertness.

Forty-six young adults with an average age of 23 participated in the study. They took part in 4 interventions:

  1. 1,100 mg coffee berry extract;
  2. 1,100 mg coffee berry extract and 275 mg apple extract;
  3. 100 mg coffee berry extract and 275 mg apple extract;
  4. Placebo

Participants performed cognitive and mood assessment tests before each intervention, and 1, 3, and 6 hours after consuming the supplement.

Participants saw an increase in alertness and accuracy after consuming the 1,100 mg dose of coffee berry extract. They also reported increases in vigor and decreases in fatigue and negative mood.

The study was conducted by researchers from Northumbria University. It was published online ahead of print on August 12, 2021 in the journal Nutritional Neuroscience.

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