Natural supplements that contribute to maintaining cognitive abilities

NutraResearch develops solutions designed for both specific moments of high demand at work or during exam periods, as well as for mitigating the effects of aging by enhancing memory and concentration.

NutraResearch develops supplements for both specific moments that require increased mental effort and for longer-term use to contribute to good cognitive health.

The aging population has brought about increasing concern regarding the loss of cognitive abilities. With age, it is common to face problems with memory, learning, word recall, and lapses in attention. The loss of cognitive capacity, such as memory, attention, and processing speed, affects many older adults. NutraResearch has developed innovative dietary supplements that address these cognitive issues and help improve memory and concentration. These products are supported by the proven effectiveness of specific medicinal plants, such as eleuthero, rhodiola, bacopa monnieri, ginkgo biloba, and gotu kola. Another well-known addition is saffron.

Eleuthero, also known as Siberian ginseng, is an adaptogenic plant that balances the body, improves memory, and enhances concentration. It has been used for decades, even by Russian telegraph operators during World War II, who took it to increase their concentration capacity and reduce errors. Additionally, eleuthero and rhodiola “stand out for their neuroprotective properties, improving processing speed and memory. That’s why they are indicated for individuals working under high levels of pressure and stress, as well as students during exam periods or competitive exams”, explains Dr. Albert Sala, NutraResearch’s R&D director.

Another natural component incorporated into NutraResearch’s solutions to enhance cognitive abilities is bacopa monnieri. Also known as brahmi, it effectively acts on memory capacity. “This plant, widely used in Ayurvedic culture, acts on the nervous system and, through its protective and cholinergic capacity, improves cognitive state and memory. Clinical studies have confirmed its effectiveness in visual memory, learning speed, memory consolidation, and mental control”, notes Sala.

Furthermore, ginkgo biloba and gotu kola are peripheral vasodilators that increase blood flow to the brain. “These plants improve vertigo, language disorders, coordination while walking, memory, and mood. They are ideal for age-related cognitive decline”, adds the R&D responsible.

Numerous NutraResearch supplements also include saffron, whose active ingredient, crocin, has been the subject of clinical studies related to cognition, memory, and learning. The results have been remarkable, suggesting that this common ingredient in our kitchens has a long way to go as a supplement contributing to maintaining good health. “Saffron acts as a potent acetylcholinesterase inhibitor, enhancing nerve function and improving memory and concentration. It has also been tested in early-stage Alzheimer’s patients, demonstrating effects comparable to medications used to treat this disease”, explains Dr. Albert Sala.

NutraResearch’s supplements are formulated carefully, utilizing different ingredients according to their specificities, offering combinations that maximize their synergistic effects to suit individual needs.

In this way, these solutions cater to different needs and situations, whether for specific high-demand moments at work or during exam periods, or for more extended periods due to aging and the maintenance of cognitive abilities. These controlled-release formulas can be developed in liquid and solid forms.

Additionally, adopting a healthy lifestyle can help maintain good brain health as we age. Maintaining a balanced diet, exercising regularly, staying mentally active, socializing, managing chronic diseases, and avoiding excessive tobacco and alcohol consumption are measures that can help preserve cognitive capacity.