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NOV-DEC 2018

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Memory enhancement Natural & organic Sage extracts Single dose & prolonged use efficacy Cognivia ™ is the first ingredient to combine Garden Sage leaf extract and Spanish Sage encapsulated essential oil for an enhanced efficacy. Spanish Sage essential oil: Salvia lavandulifolia essential oil improves: t2VBMJUZPGNFNPSZFTQFDJBMMZMPOHUFSNNFNPSZ t4QFFEPGNFNPSZ Garden Sage leaf: Salvia officinalis leaf improves cognitive performance particularly at achieving attention tasks. Nexira's recent in vivo study shows the beneficial synergistic FGGFDUPOMPOHUFSNNFNPSZJOCPUITJOHMFEPTFBOEQSPMPOHFE use. Cognivia ™ demonstrated significant results compared to individual Sage sources. COGNITIVE HEALTH VISIT US STAND 5563 Nov. 6-10 5563 5IJTTUBUFNFOUIBTOPUCFFOFWBMVBUFECZUIF'%"5IJTQSPEVDUJTOPUJOUFOEFEUPEJBHOPTFUSFBUDVSFPSQSFWFOUBOZEJTFBTF The amino acid L-theanine produces a dose-dependent relaxed yet alert state. In studies, L-theanine combined with caffeine led to improved attention span, mood and speed of reaction in memory tests. 15,16 Combining the two ingredients seems to have greater benefi ts than consuming each individually. 17 Probiotics are making waves in cognitive health products. A study in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) patients with co-existing major depressive disorder found supplementation with Bacillus coagulans MTCC5856 (as LactoSpore ® , from Sabinsa) for 90 days led to improved symptoms of depression compared to those given a placebo. 18 Cognitive Preservation Many older adults are interested in maintaining cognitive functioning. 19 Conceptual reasoning, memory, processing speed, language, visuospatial and executive function abilities all decline gradually with age. Age-related immune system dysregulation and subsequent chronic low-grade infl ammation are both linked to neurogenerative diseases. 20 The anti-infl ammatory effects of Bacopa monnieri may explain its benefi cial effects on the aging brain. A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial in the elderly found this herb improved memory recall, depression scores and anxiety during a 12-week trial. 21 Magnesium is essential for brain and nervous system function. 22 AIDP's proprietary magnesium L-threonate formulation raised brain magnesium levels 23 and increased brain synaptic density during the period of supplementation. 24 Supplementation with magnesium L-threonate for 12 weeks resulted in signifi cant improvements in memory, stress and anxiety in middle-aged and older adults. 25 A study in older adults found a proprietary spearmint extract (as Neumentix TM Phenolic Complex K110-42, from Kemin) taken in doses of 900 mg/d for 90 days improved mood, alertness and wakefulness compared to placebo. 26 As formulations change and offer more benefi ts, awareness of brain health products is increasing among consumers of all ages. Marie Spano, M.S., R.D., CSCS, is a nutrition communications expert whose work has appeared in popular press magazines, e-zines and nutrition-industry trade publications. She has been an expert guest on NBC, ABC and CBS affi liates on the East Coast. For more information, visit Cognitive Health For a list of references, email

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