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November 15, 2019

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November 15, 2019



Please see the information below, including a link to the participant information sheet and contact the relevant researcher to register your interest. 



Mango Leaf Study- participants aged 18-45 


We are currently recruiting healthy participants between the ages of 18-45 to take part in a study of the cognitive, mood and stress-reducing effects of a mango leaf extract.


The study will require you to come to the Brain Performance and Nutrition Research Centre (BPNRC) at Northumbria University on x3 occasions:


- Training/ screening afternoon, at your convenience, lasting approximately 2.5-3 hrs

- 1st testing day, at your convenience, requiring completion of mood questionnaires and cognitive tasks whilst under observation. Starting in the morning at a prearranged time and lasting approximately 8-8.5 hrs (note there are breaks in between)

               * Taking mango leaf extract, or placebo, once during each testing visit.

- 2nd testing day, a week later, with exact same schedule as the 1st


To compensate for your time and travel you will receive £120 (plus £20 if giving blood samples) for taking part in this study


For further information please email Joanne Forster ( for more information.


Participant Information Sheet



Multi-ingredient Supplement- participants aged 55-75 


An investigation into the cognitive, mood and stress-reducing effects of a multi-ingredient supplement in healthy adults (aged 55-75 years). Involves a training visit (no more than 3 hours) and 2 further appointments (testing visits, approx. 3.5- 4 hours each, 1.5 hours of which requires active participation, the rest is rest periods).  In between appointments 2 and 3 you will be required to take treatment at home every day for 90 days and complete mood questionnaires and cognitive tasks every 7 days on your mobile phone/tablet and take an interim phone call from the researcher part way through.  Appointment 3 commences 90 days after appointment 2 and follows the same procedure as appointment 1). You will be compensated £150 for your time. Please email for more information.


Participant Information Sheet



Participant Database


If none of these studies apply to you right now then It's likely that one will in the near future; you can sign up to our participant database and we will contact you when new studies start. Use the link below to sign up.


Sign up to the participant database



We store all information in accordance with the data protection act 1998 and will remove your details, at any time, upon request. We will only use the information you provide to contact you about Northumbria University research studies and will not pass on these details to any third party organisations. We will contact you annually to ensure that you are happy to remain on our database and, if we do not receive confirmation from you, we will remove your details.



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