A new review suggests that mushroom constituents, including polysaccharides, peptides, and phenols, exhibit significant anti-neurodegenerative (ND) activities, and urges further research to explore these mechanisms further.
Those with a vitamin D deficiency were found to have a greater risk of all-cause dementia and Alzheimer’s dementia (AD), in a new cohort study, but no link was found with vitamins A, E or beta-carotene.
A new review observes that polyphenols influence the gut microbiota by shifting populations to beneficial strains, thereby influencing the microbial metabolites produced and influencing the central nervous system via the gut-brain axis.
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.
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.
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.
Mars says two large scale studies underway will add to the already thick dossier of data backing its cocoa flavanols dietary supplement. One study looks at cognitive function while the other has a variety of cardiovascular health endpoints.
Older adults who consumed large amounts of flavonoid-rich foods were two to four times less likely to develop Alzheimer's disease and related dementias over 20 years compared with people whose intake was low, in a study of 2,800 people.
Early studies on animals have linked consumption of polyphenol-rich berries to improvements in some cognitive markers. This has warranted studies on humans, and results are shedding more light on how berries may benefit our brain health.