Brain/Mood Health

Bioavailability emerges as a key nutritional driver, says Frutarom Natural Solutions Chief

04 Jul 2018 --- The demand for natural, sustainable and integrated solutions, as well as growing calls for expressing bioavailability are all key drivers for today’s health and nutrition products, Frutarom’s President of Natural Solutions, Yoni Glickman has said. The business unit, which offers Flavor & Color, Food Protection and Health Benefits, accounts for about 25 percent of Frutarom’s turnover. An integrated cognitive health platform will be just one of the target areas for growth for the business, in the run-up to Frutarom’s US$7.1 billion acquisition by International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF), which was announced last May.

Gelita develops controlled soft gelatin capsule fill release

12 Mar 2018 --- Gelita is offering manufacturers of soft gelatin capsules the opportunity to see first hand the complete spectrum of capsule fill release profiles – including the latest addition to Gelita’s pharmaceutical gelatin portfolio: Gelita EC for enteric performance.

Food allergy experiences linked to personality traits, study suggests

02 Mar 2018 --- A new study has observed a link between certain personality traits and the way that the daily challenges that accompany food allergies are experienced by individuals. The personality trait most in conflict with the challenges is “higher openness to experience”. It is hoped that this research may help people who experience allergies – as well as parents and support groups - understand and manage them.

Chocolate Goodness – Cocoa Flavanols Benefit Cognition

30 Jun 2017 --- Chocolate lovers can rejoice, after researchers have shed more light on the health benefits of cocoa flavanols: a class of natural compounds with neuroprotective effects. In their recent review published in Frontiers in Nutrition, Italian researchers examined the available literature for the effects of acute and chronic administration of cocoa flavanols on different cognitive domains. In other words: what happens to your brain up to a few hours after you eat cocoa flavanols, and what happens when you sustain such a cocoa flavanol-enriched diet for a prolonged period?

Cognitive Health: Standout Trend at Vitafoods 2017

16 May 2017 --- Products aimed at improving brain health and cognitive functions played a starring role at Vitafoods Europe last week. According to data provided by Innova Market Insights, brain health launches are predominantly being found in the supplements category. From 2012 to 2016, the number increased by 20% in Europe, accounting for 21% of supplements launches in 2016. The number of food launches with a brain health claim remains limited, however, with a relatively modest growth of +5% from 2015 to 2016. 

Fluctuations in “Bad” Cholesterol May Be Linked to Worse Brain Health

19 Jul 2016 --- Greater fluctuations in “bad” cholesterol levels may be linked to worse cognitive function in elderly adults, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation.

Omega 3 Levels Affect Whether B Vitamins Protect Brain Health

22 Jan 2016 --- While research has already established that B vitamin supplements can help slow mental decline in older people with memory problems, an international team have now found that having higher levels of Omega-3 fatty acids in your body could boost the B vitamins' effect.

Spices and Herbs Increase Brain Connections

14 Dec 2015 --- Brazilian researchers from D'Or Institute for Research and Education (IDOR), Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) and Federal University of Bahia (UFBA) have demonstrated in laboratory that apigenin, a substance found in parsley, thyme, chamomile and red pepper, improves neuron formation and strengthens the connections between brain cells.

Pesticide From Milk Linked to Parkinson's?

14 Dec 2015 --- A pesticide used prior to the early 1980s and found in milk at that time may be associated with signs of Parkinson's disease in the brain, according to a study published in the December 9, 2015, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

Gut Bacteria Break Down Pomegranate to Protect Against Alzheimer’s Disease

11 Dec 2015 --- In a quest to stay healthy, many people are seeking natural ways to prevent neurodegenerative diseases. Recent studies show that pomegranate extract, which is a rich source of disease-fighting polyphenols, can help protect against the development of Alzheimer’s disease.

Ketogenic Diet May Help with Drug Resistant Epilepsy

25 Nov 2015 --- Scientists from Royal Holloway, University of London and UCL have identified how a specific diet can be used to help treat patients with uncontrolled epilepsy.

Sweet Foods Form Memories That May Control Eating Habits

16 Nov 2015 --- Eating sweet foods causes the brain to form a memory of a meal, according to researchers at Georgia State University, Georgia Regents University and Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center.

Does Alcohol Consumption Affect the Risk for Parkinson’s Disease?

12 Nov 2015 --- For many years, researchers have been investigating whether there are any associations between Parkinson’s disease (PD) and lifestyle choices such as smoking and coffee and alcohol consumption. In a review published in the Journal of Parkinson’s Disease, the literature concerning alcohol consumption presents conflicting information.

Vanilla Yoghurt Makes Us Feel Happy, Suggests Research

11 Nov 2015 --- We all know what it's like to take a bite of something expecting one taste and getting another - it can either be an enjoyable or a disgusting experience. New research published in Food Research International reveals that being pleasantly surprised or disappointed with a food product can actually change a person's mood.

Effects of Advanced Prebiotic on Neuro-Inflammation and Anxiety

28 Oct 2015 --- Clasado Biosciences Limited, the producers and suppliers of the second generation prebiotic Bimuno(R) (B-GOS), a unique trans-galactooligosaccharide, and the Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford, today announce the results of their latest pre-clinical study demonstrating a major role of the unique carbohydrate complex Bimuno against neuro-inflammation and anxiety.

High-Fat Diet May Cause Anxiety And Depression

22 Oct 2015 --- A new study in mice reveals that increased body weight and high blood sugar as a result of consuming a high-fat diet may cause anxiety and depressive symptoms and measurable changes in the brain.

High-Fructose Diet Slows Recovery From Brain Injury

06 Oct 2015 --- A diet high in processed fructose sabotages rat brains' ability to heal after head trauma, UCLA neuroscientists report.

KEY INTERVIEW: Sustainable Algae “The Future of Omega 3”

28 Sep 2015 --- David Hart, Vice President of Marketing at Qualitas Health, has spoken to Nutrition Insight about the company and how it is overcoming the issue of marine resources to produce a high quality, highly bioavailable omega 3 oil from algae.

Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences Opens up New Possibilities to Combat Alzheimer’s

24 Sep 2015 --- This month has seen another major step forward in Nestlé’s commitment to brain research and the battle against Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences SA (NIHS), a fundamental research institute of the global nutrition, health and wellness company Nestlé, has signed a research collaboration agreement with AC Immune SA – a leading Lausanne-based biopharmaceutical company focused on neurodegenerative diseases. The aim of the collaboration is to develop a sensitive, minimally invasive Tau diagnostic assay for early Alzheimer’s disease (AD) by applying Nestlé’s proprietary multiplexed ultrasensitive antibody technology platform.

New Supplement Launched Using Lipogen’s Anti-Stress PSPA

16 Sep 2015 ---The first PSPA supplement for stress management in the US market, PS-PA Synergy, was launched by Jarrow Formulas Inc. The PS-PA Synergy supplement is based on Lipogen PSPA, a brain health and stress management ingredient clinically shown to alleviate stress response and improve cognition.

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