P.L. Thomas & Co. Inc. released a new ingredient targeted toward consumers seeking a mental boost. Synapsa Natural Memory Support is a patented, standardized form of Bacopa monnieri that can be used long-term for enhanced learning and memory or short-term to improve mental performance in cognitively demanding situations, such as academic tests, the company says. Six double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical studies have shown that healthy adults significantly improve performance in areas such as visual processing, learning rate, working memory, information retention and mental performance in cognitively demanding environments when consuming Synapsa. Although most cognitive health supplements focus on the issue of cognitive decline, particularly in the aging population, the studies behind Synapsa focus on peak cognitive performance outcomes that offer benefits for a broader audience, it says.

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