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In comparison with the placebo group, the control group showed a significant reduction on an anxiety and stress scale, an improvement in alertness, and an improvement in general daily function. While this study only looked at healthy older men, the researchers believe that the results are relevant to all older people. They also cite evidence found in previous research that led them to believe that these results could be applicable to a much wider population. Furthermore, this study only looked at the chronic effects of multivitamins over the period of several weeks; others have observed that acute mood improvements can also take place. The conclusion of the study was that a multivitamin, mineral, and herbal formula taken daily may improve alertness, aid in reducing negative mood symptoms, and may also help increase feelings of general well-being.