Program | Cognitive Health 2015

Program


New York

2015-09-02 11:30 AM

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The growing market for cognitive health products

Cognition spans the lifetime, from development in the womb right through to old age. Deepening understanding of the role of nutrition and select bioactives to support or enhance cognitive function has led to a growing number of dietary supplement and functional food and beverage products positioned for cognitive health, with end points ranging from attention and alertness, to memory and mood. In this presentation, we will consider the size of the market in the US and globally, and the ingredients and delivery formats driving the growth. We will also review the science behind many of the products, and consider regulatory pressures and Congressional attention on the sector.


New York

2015-09-02 12:15 PM

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Managing Cognitive Health Naturally

As the baby boomers generation comes to age and with longer active working life, there has been a growing need to understand how to maintain the cognitive ability, and memory functions as we age. A human brain has over 20 billion neuron cells, which control every aspect of our brain function including motor function, sensory functions, memory and cognitive function. Though some decline in the above functions with age is considered as normal, it is the accelerated decline in the cognitive abilities, memory loss that is of concern that precipitates in neurological conditions such as dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and related cognitive in issues.

In recent times, we gained knowledge on the immune responses that regulate and also its ability to accelerate cognitive decline, leading to inflammatory theories of cognitive aging and neuro-degeneration.

Hence today we see the cognitive decline as result of sustained inflammation. Studies showing co-relation between elevated inflammation markers with decline in cognitive functions have supported this theory.

In this presentation we will be looking at certain traditional plants in Ayurveda, which have been used for ages for improving cognitive function and memory. We also will be looking at the active phytochemicals in these plants and their mechanism of action in slowing down the cognitive decline. We will also look at some of the challenges in the clinical set up to study the improvement of the cognitive skills and memory functions.


New York

2015-09-02 01:00 PM

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Designing cognitive health products for key lifestages

The brain makes us who we are by storing our experiences and memory.
Staggering progress in imaging technology has armed nutrition science with powerful new tools for studying the impact of nutrition on the development, and later, the decline of our brains.
We will discuss ways of leveraging the collision of these two disciplines to accelerate the development of new products for our brains.


New York

2015-09-02 01:45 PM

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“Smart” Ingredients Require “Smart” Delivery Technologies

Join Philip Bromley, CEO and Co-founder of Virun NutraBIOsciences to discuss the correlation between Pharmacokinetics of cognitive ingredients and their stability in finished products. Want to learn how to create an electrical-surge to fuel your brain all day? Virun NutraBIOsciences has the answers, learn how you can add never before fortified cognitive ingredients to supplements, beverages, shots and/or liquid products so that they are stable and taste great. Ingredients such as Nervonic Acid Omega 9, Phosphatidylserine, PQQ, and DHA Omega 3 can be added to your high acid beverage or supplement that are stable and shown to be more readily available for absorption.


New York

2015-09-02 01:45 PM

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Targeting 18-54: How Innovative Science Can Grow the Cognitive Market for Healthy Adults

Much of the work on cognitive health today focuses on the two ends of the age spectrum – brain development in early childhood and decline in the aging population. Overlooked with this approach is what may be the most commercially attractive market segment of all – healthy adults aged 18-54.
This presentation explores opportunities to leverage science to develop and support the growth of a cognitive health market that targets healthy adults interested in peak cognitive performance, a greater sense of well-being and a better overall quality of life. The application of novel technologies – such as fMRI and EEG – to dietary ingredients can drive research approaches that offer new ways of understanding how natural compounds affect cognition – and how claims can be made. In addition, new research approaches present opportunities to help marketers deliver on what the 18-54 group is looking for: experiential, short term and task-oriented performance.
These issues will be explored in the context of PLT Health Solutions’ portfolio of cognitive health ingredients that addresses memory/learning, cognitive performance, mood/stress and satiety.


New York

2015-09-02 02:30 PM

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The gut brain axis: How do probiotics and prebiotics affect cognitive function and behavior?

Changes in gut microbiota can modulate the peripheral and central nervous systems, resulting in altered brain functioning and suggesting the existence of a microbiota gut-brain axis. Studies have identified that behavioral changes can be induced in rodents by the oral administration of specific bacterial strains and/or putative prebiotic compounds. However, The mechanisms whereby microbes in the gut may be psychoactive are not yet completely understood. They include the production of certain neurotransmitters, fermentation products such as fatty acids, and the shedding of microvesicles that recapitulate the effects of the parent bacteria. The vagus nerve has also emerged as an important means of communicating signals from gut bacteria to the brain. Further understanding of the mechanisms underlying microbiome-gut-brain communication will provide us with new insight into the symbiotic relationship between gut microbiota and their mammalian hosts and help us identify the potential for microbe-based therapeutic strategies to aid in the treatment of mood disorders. The clinical translation of this exciting and rapidly expanding field of knowledge is only just beginning to be explored in terms of stress, anxiety, depression and autism.


New York

2015-09-02 03:15 PM

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Longvida® Curcumin : Blood Brain Barrier and Beyond- A Doctor’s Perspective.

Verdure’s webinar on Longvida curcumin will offer a review of the science and brain health benefits associated with Longvida supplementation. Dr. Meletis will highlight the clinical significance, technological advantage, and the importance of free curcumin passing the blood brain barrier in the maintenance of neuronal vitality and cognitive health. Longvida Optimized Curcumin offers a new clinical level of understanding with clear potential for the development of market-changing products. Dr. Meletis will offer his perspectives on the clinical applications used within his own practice.

Developed by UCLA Neuoroscientists, and the subject of several clinical trials, Longvida®  Optimized Curcumin recently won “University Research of the Year” by Nutraingredients for the study “Effect of curcumin on cognitive function and mood in healthy older humans”, performed at the Centre for Human Psychopharmacology at Swinburne University in Melbourne, Australia. The data was published in the prestigious Journal of Psychopharmacology from a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial shows that Longvida®  Optimized Curcumin improves cognitive function and mood.


New York

2015-09-02 03:15 PM

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A New Ingredient for Cognitive Performance

To perform at a high level in our personal and professional lives, we need the ability to prioritize and multi-task effectively.
This requires a special type of memory called working memory. In this presentation sponsored by Kemin, you’ll learn about the breadth of science backing a new ingredient shown to support chronic improvements in working memory and cognitive performance. Neumentix™, a proprietary phenolic complex sourced from patent-pending, non-GMO lines of spearmint grown in the USA, was shown in a recent randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical study to help support overall working memory. In addition to these chronic improvements, positive impacts on sleep were also observed.

  • Brenda Fonseca
  • Brenda Fonseca
  • Global Manager of Scientific Affairs & Technical Services for the Cognition Platform
  • Kemin Human Nutrition and Health

New York

2015-09-02 04:00 PM

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Round-table: Omega-3s and brain health: Filling the knowledge gaps

DHA is the most abundant fatty acid in the brain. When given as supplements in clinical trials of cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s, however, the results have been conflicting.
So what are the key questions that remain unanswered for DHA and brain health? And what does the science say about EPA? How do their functionalities, and therefore health benefits, differ?
Also, what do consumers understand when it comes to omega-3s and brain health? What are the challenges when communicating such benefits? And what kind of claims can dietary supplement and functional food and beverage companies make regarding brain health of omega-3s?
Stephen Daniells, Senior Editor of NutraIngredients-USA, will be joined by leading academic and industry figures for an in-depth discussion of where the knowledge gaps are and how we go about filling them.

  • Dr. Richard Bazinet
  • Dr. Richard Bazinet
  • Department of Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Medicine
  • University of Toronto