Crosta 2021

Study ID(s) and Acronym(s)
blatwelve study / NCT03825042
Current Status of Trial
Study Aim
Cognitive Enhancement (healthy)
Study Design
Intervention type
bioactive compounds (bacopa, lycopene, astaxanthin, and vitamin B12)
Dosage and Duration
After a 1 week run-in period, 80 subjects aged 60 years or more, and with no evidence of cognitive dysfunction, were randomly allocated to a mix of four bioactive compounds (bacopa, lycopene, astaxanthin, and vitamin B12) or matched placebo, taken orally once a day for 8 weeks.
Absolute Number of Participants
Health Status/Diagnosis
Healthy Elderly
Co-morbid Health Condition/Other Participant Characteristics
Aged 60 years or over
Primary outcomes
Cognition (trail making test)
Key Points
"Our findings provide encouraging evidence that regular dietary supplementation with bacopa, lycopene, astaxanthin, and vitamin B12 may be an effective dietary approach for counteracting cognitive changes associated with brain aging." Crosta 2021