Nektium scientists are working to better educate on the benefits of adaptogenic ingredients and improve classification, with a focus on two of the "hero" ingredients of this realm: Rhodiola rosea (RR) and Withania somnifera (WS).
"We have to put mental health at the top of the agenda", says Patrick Holford, as he leads the charge on nutrition for brain health with a citizen science programme expected to gather one million participants by next year.
The NutraIngredients Awards will be back with a bang in 2024 as we celebrate our 10th year honouring the best and brightest in ingredients, products, companies, people, and projects across the dietary supplements industry.
New research links low folic acid levels to difficulty sleeping, suggesting supplementation may be beneficial to the prevention of insomnia, potentially via a direct impact on the body's circadian rhythm.
Reducing omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) intake and supplementing with omega-3 may improve neurocognition, a new study focusing on individuals with major depressive disorder (MDD) has concluded.
The UK education and research charity Food for the Brain Foundation has launched omega-3 blood tests and has hosted an educational seminar with the aim to raise awareness of nutritionally linked neurological health issues.
Early detection of micronutrient deficiencies could significantly improve the clinical prognosis for patients with neurodegenerative diseases, using therapeutic intervention to replenish or enhance plasma levels, according to researchers.
With industry experts from the likes of Holland & Barrett, Bulk, Danone, and Gatorade, providing insights into the latest consumer trends, marketing strategies, and science-backed innovation opportunities, the Active Nutrition Summit is set to be...
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.
Kemin Industries has been granted a patent by the European Patent Office for its water-soluble spearmint (Mentha spicata L.) extract Neumentix to support working memory by promoting the growth of new neural cells.
There's consumer demand and innovation avenues in abundance when it comes to food and drink for cognitive health but brands must educate on the more novel ingredients if these are to flourish beyond the niche audience, Mintel experts advise.
A single dose of 30 mg saffron extract (Safr’Inside) improves psychological stress response after exposure to a lab-based stressor, according to a new double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomised, cross-over study.
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.
New data suggests six-months of supplementation with the polyphenol-rich grape and blueberry extract 'Memophenol' may improve information processing and visuospatial learning in adults with mild cognitive impairment.
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.
As we come close to the Early Bird ticket deadline for NI's Active Nutrition Summit 2023, we reveal some of the first confirmed speakers to join the agenda, which is already packed with diverse and engaging content.
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.
A randomised, double blinded, placebo-controlled trial has concluded the nootropic supplement Mind Lab Pro, containing 11 active ingredients, significantly improved memory within four weeks of daily supplementation.
NutraIngredients Europe is proud to announce the launch of its inaugural Active Nutrition Summit - a three day conference in which industry and academics will translating science into performance for active consumers.
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.
Researchers have called for further studies after their RCT concluded a high-prebiotic diet could improve mood, anxiety, stress, and sleep, while synbiotic or probiotic supplements did not have a beneficial effect.
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.
Probiotic supplementation may be an affordable and safe adjuvant treatment option for cognitivie decline management in patients with Parkinson's Disease (PD), according to a new systematic review and meta-analysis.
Future opportunities for probiotic innovation lie within combination ingredients, precision nutrition, and next-gen strains, according to Dr. Johanna Maukonon, director of global clinical innovation at IFF Health.
It was observed that better performances in cognitive function tests were associated with increased dietary intakes of α-Carotene and β-Carotene, in a new cross-sectional study utilising elderly participants from the Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES).
Contrary to previous findings, only participants with ‘optimal’ diets enjoyed a significant beneficial effect on attentional performance following intake of a multinutrient containing B-vitamins and botanicals.