Tuesday September 13, 2011
Study: Think Gum Improves Memory
Palo Alto, CA — Improvement in both short- and long-term memory was observed in a recent study of college students who chewed Think Gum LLC’s caffeine-infused gum brand, the supplier says.
In the Journal of Appetite study, Think Gum, which contains vinpocetine, ginkgo biloba, bacopa and 20mg of caffeine, was shown to improve short-term memory by 19 percent compared with regular gum, while long-term memory was improved 42 percent, according to the study.
The study monitored three groups of college students during testing; those chewing Think Gum, those chewing regular gum and a final group not chewing. Participants took tests that measured concentration and memory, such as recalling names and random words, the company says.