A Systematic Review of Plant- Based Ingredients and their Effects on Cognitive Performance

Background  and objectives

There is increasing interest in plant-based ingredients that may improve cognitive performance and prevent or reverse cognitive function decline during adulthood.

This activity aims to:

  • summarise and evaluate the current literature relating to plant-based ingredients, their constituents and cognitive performance;
  • produce a collective review of these ingredients in a systematic way;
  • critically evaluate  the  findings  in  an  attempt    to provide guidance on the most effective ingredients and combinations thereof.


This activity is expected to deliver a systematic review on different categories of plant-based ingredients: amino acids, carotenoids, micronutrients, nitrates, omega 3’s, phospholipids, polyphenols, prebiotics.