The key drivers propelling interest in cognitive health supporting food and drink are plant-based nootropics, the gut-brain axis, and on-the-go delivery formats, according to expert insights set to be presented at the Active Nutrition Summit.
In a panel discussion hosted by NutraIngredients yesterday (June 29), industry experts delved into the unique needs and preferences of esports athletes and the evolving consumer demographics within the category.
GOED (Global Organisation for EPA and DHA Omega-3s) has published a comprehensive overview of the available literature investigating EPA and DHA omega-3s and their impact on brain health, examining areas such as cognition, stress and anxiety, depression,...
A marketing expert has swapped his focus from advertising to scientific advancement, with the creation of an extensive range of research-backed nootropic brands appealing to biohackers around the globe.
Oral intake of Kemin’s Neumentix spearmint extract may preserve the activity and viability of ganglion cells in the retina and support an expanded role for the nootropic for neural tissues beyond the brain.
A new bidirectional randomised study establishes a causal relationship between lower levels of branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) and Alzheimer’s disease (AD), utilising a large-scale genetic database.
A new study conducted by Mitsubishi Gas Chemical (MGC) has investigated the effects of its all-natural ingredient MGCPQQ on cognitive function in adults, concluding that it provided “unexpected and significant” benefits in the younger cohort of participants.
Cannabidiol (CBD) shows strong potential for its inclusion in clinical treatment of traumatic brain injuries (TBI), with mechanisms of action including the mediation of the cellular and biochemical changes associated with the injuries, a recent literature...
Cinnamon and its bioactive compounds may support brain function and slow cognitive impairment associated with neurodegenerative diseases, suggests a new review published in the journal Nutritional Neuroscience.
Measuring plasma free amino acids (PFAA) may have importance in assessing the risk of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) in patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and facilitate a lifestyle approach to dementia management, according to the authors of a report...
The big opportunities within supplements in 2023 and beyond will be within prediabetes, brain health, fermentates, and bacterial phages, according to predictions from white label supplements firm PharmaLinea.
One 400 mg dose of an ashwagandha extract may improve working memory and maintain reaction times, says a new study from scientists at Texas A&M University, the University of Wisconsin, and Increnovo LLC.
A single dose of an extracts from coffee berry – the outer layer of the coffee fruit and a rich source of polyphenols – may boost alertness in healthy men and women, with effects still observable six hours after consumption, says a new study.
Older people with mild cognitive impairment experienced significant cognitive benefits from supplementation with B vitamins, but only in people not using aspirin, says a pooled analyses of two randomized placebo-controlled trials.
Curcumin from the branded curcumin-fenugreek complex, CurQfen, may be delivered to the hippocampus of the brain and improve locomotor activity and spatial memory, says a new pharmacokinetic study with rats.
Supplementation of sulforaphane (SFN) – a compound found in cruciferous vegetables such as cauliflower and broccoli – has found to improve processing and working memory in a 12-week study conducted by Japanese firm Kagome Co Ltd.
Higher combined intake of choline and lutein plus zeaxanthin is associated with faster performance on a cognitive flexibility task in overweight and obese adults, says a new study that adds to a growing body of science supporting the brain health benefits...
Aker BioMarine has debuted a new ingredient developed from krill oil. The new product, which features EPA and DHA bound to a lysophosphatidylcholine (LPC) backbone, is based on cutting edge research and breaks ground in the area of brain and eye health,...
A Palmitoylethanolamide (PEA) supplement matches the efficacy of ibuprofen for reducing pain severity and duration of headaches creating an exciting opportunity within the eSports category, says Gencor.
Elysium Health has launched a new brain health supplement based on research done at the University of Oxford. The supplement, called Matter, pairs a high dose suite of B vitamins with specially formulated omega-3s from fish oil.
A combination of curcumin and ferrous sulphate may boost levels of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), which has been described as an important neurotrophic factor participating in memory and learning.
Quercetin, found in pickled capers, can support brain and heart health and may even offer a promising future therapy for the treatment of epilepsy and abnormal heart rhythms, according to new research.
Consuming a New Zealand blackcurrants supplement increases the level of cyclic glycine-proline (cGP) – a compound linked to brain health – in patients with Parkinson’s Disease (PD), a recent study has found.