During the development of Qualia Resilience, Neurohacker Collective put our stress product to the test to find out how users would respond. Spoiler Alert: Results were really good.†*
How the Pilot Study Worked
Seventeen adults completed the pilot study. All participants had a moderate-to-high amount of self-rated stress before taking Qualia Resilience.
The study was four weeks long. Participants were asked to take two capsules of Qualia Resilience in the morning, with or without food, following a five-days on, two-days off supplement schedule (i.e., they took the product for twenty days over the four weeks).
Prior to beginning supplementation, and after taking the supplement for four weeks, participants completed questionnaires that asked about their experiences in several areas related to stress (burnout, mental toughness, resilience, etc.).
Formulated for Mental Toughness†*
Mental toughness has to do with mindset, especially as it relates to coping with stress, being able to persist in the pursuit of goals despite setbacks, reframing challenges as opportunities, and confidence. It can be thought of as a resource that supports us in consistently performing at or near our best regardless of circumstances.
Participants completed a mental toughness questionnaire before and after taking Qualia Resilience, and reported statistically significant improvements. In the study, 14 of 17 participants (82%) reported greater mental toughness (p=0.013). The average increase in mental toughness scores was 38% (p=0.0001).†*
Relief for Daily Stress and Tension†*
Feelings of stress are caused by circumstances, how stressful we perceive the circumstances to be, and how we feel about our capacity to cope with them. It’s this combination of factors that often makes the difference between feelings of being under high, moderate, or low amounts of stress.
Participants completed a stress questionnaire that asked about these areas of stress before and after taking Qualia Resilience, and reported statistically significant improvements. In the study, 14 of 17 participants (82%) reported a reduction in stress (p=0.013). The average decrease in stress scores was 15% (p=0.0001).†*
Enhanced Resilience to Stress†*
Resilience has to do with the capacity to face stress, adversity, and difficulties head-on, and to recover (or bounce-back) from them quickly. Feeling resilient can be thought of as implying we’ll have a larger mental reservoir of strength to draw on when it comes to handling stress.
Resilience has to do with the capacity to face stress, adversity, and difficulties head-on, and to recover (or bounce-back) from them quickly.
Participants were asked how resilient they’d felt to stress before and after taking Qualia Resilience, and reported statistically significant improvements. In the study, 13 of 17 participants (76%) reported greater resilience (p=0.049). The average increase in self-rated resilience was 54% (p=0.005).†*
Support for Burnout†*
Burnout is the feeling of being swamped, overwhelmed, emotionally drained, exhausted, or unable to keep up with life’s demands and pressures. It’s a result of excessive and/or prolonged emotional, physical, and mental stress outpacing our capacity to handle it all.
Participants were asked to rate their level of burnout before and after taking Qualia Resilience. In the study, 12 of 17 participants (71%) reported less burnout. This was not statistically significant (p=0.143). The average decrease in self-rated burnout was 30%, which was statistically significant (p=0.002).†*
Overcome Stress-Related Fatigue†*
Stress can leave us feeling fatigued and worn out. It can also leave us feeling like we have less energy and pep. These feelings are at the core of what’s meant by vitality. If stress is impacting vitality, it can be more difficult to get to and complete the mental and physical activities that are important to us.
Participants were asked to complete questions related to energy and fatigue in order to produce a vitality score before and after taking Qualia Resilience. In the study, 12 of 17 participants (71%) reported feeling more vital. This was not statistically significant (p=0.143). The average increase in vitality was 53%, which was statistically significant (p=0.001).†*
Support for a Calmer Mood†*
When someone says they “feel stressed,” they often mean they are feeling something that would be the opposite of calm and centered. They are experiencing being nervous or on edge, or may be finding themselves easily drawn back to worrying or stressful thoughts.
Participants were asked to complete questions related to this mood aspect of feeling stressed before and after taking Qualia Resilience. In the study, 11 of 17 participants (65%) reported experiencing a calmer mood. This was not statistically significant (p=0.332). The average decrease in feeling this type of mood-related stress was 44%, which was statistically significant (p=0.002).†*
†Disclaimer: Although these results are highly encouraging, the study was not placebo-controlled and contained a small number of participants. Larger, controlled studies will be required to confirm the findings.
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