Objectives: This study aims to investigate the effects of consuming Uva tea extract capsules by decreasing the psychological stress in Japanese subjects. Methods: Twenty-two eligible subjects were randomly assigned to sequences either an Uva tea extract (Uva) or a placebo, with each member in both sequences consuming appropriate capsules. Each intervention lasted for 3 weeks, with the 2-week washout period. We assessed the autonomic nervous activity and mood state of subjects in both sequences. Results: The Uva capsule intake revealed trends toward significantly lower the ratio between low and high frequency components and significantly lower tension-anxiety compared with the placebo capsule intake. Furthermore, subjects with the body mass index <25, especially the Uva capsule intake, exhibited the dominant parasympathetic nervous system. Conclusions: Hence, this study suggests that the 3-week Uva capsule consumption could modulate the automatic nervous system and ease tension and anxiety. Trial Registration University Hospital Medical Information Network; UMIN000027549 Foundation There was no funding.
|ジャーナル||Japanese Pharmacology and Therapeutics|
|出版物ステータス||Published - 2018 1 1|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pharmacology (medical)