Brain/Mood Health

Making Gut Bacteria Healthier with Brain Stimulation Could Aid Weight Loss

04 Apr 2017 --- A new study has found that a noninvasive electromagnetic brain stimulation technique could help obese people to lose weight, partly by changing the composition of their gut microbiota.

New Prospect for Prebiotics Sector: Study Says They Improve Sleep and Reduce Stress

27 Feb 2017 --- A new study by University of Colorado Boulder has shown that prebiotics can improve sleep and buffer the physiological impacts of stress. The animal study shows how REM sleep was improved when taking dietary prebiotics, a result that may open new doors for the prebiotic industry in the future.

Excess Glucose Linked to Alzheimer’s Disease

27 Feb 2017 --- A molecular link between the blood sugar glucose and Alzheimer's disease has been established by scientists, who have shown that excess glucose damages a vital enzyme involved with inflammation response to the early stages of Alzheimer's.

B Vitamins Can Reduce Schizophrenia Symptoms

16 Feb 2017 --- A review of worldwide studies has found that add-on treatment with high-dose b-vitamins - including B6, B8 and B12 - can significantly reduce symptoms of schizophrenia more than standard treatments alone.

Gut Microbiota Could Play a Role in Developing Alzheimer’s Disease

13 Feb 2017 --- New research from Lund University in Sweden has shown that intestinal bacteria can accelerate the development of Alzheimer's disease. The researchers behind the study say that the results open up the door to new opportunities for preventing and treating the disease.

Taking Prebiotics Could Help People Cope Better with Stress

13 Feb 2017 --- New research has indicated that by taking prebiotics, consumers may be able to cope better with stressful life events. According to a new study published in the online journal, Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, regular intake of prebiotics may promote beneficial gut bacteria and recovery of normal sleep patterns after a stressful episode.

Grapes May Help Prevent Alzheimer's Disease

06 Feb 2017 --- New research has shown that consuming grapes twice a day for six months protected against significant metabolic decline in Alzheimer-related areas of the brain in a study of people with early memory decline. Low metabolic activity in these areas of the brain is a hallmark of early stage Alzheimer's disease.

Enzymotec Improves K•REAL By Going TMAO-Free

18 Jan 2017 --- Krill Oil supplier, Enzymotec has unveiled an improved grade of its K•REAL krill oil, which they state is guaranteed to be “T-free”, and offers enhanced levels of freshness.

High Cholesterol Intake Does Not Increase Risk of Memory Disorders

09 Jan 2017 --- A relatively high intake of dietary cholesterol, or eating one egg every day, are not associated with an elevated risk of dementia or Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland. The findings were published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.?

Low Vitamin D Levels Linked to Chronic Headaches

04 Jan 2017 --- A lack of vitamin D in the diet may increase the risk of developing a chronic headache, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland, published in Scientific Reports.

Sensory Stimulation Could Delay Taste and Smell Function Decline

22 Nov 2016 --- Stimulation of sensory perception could delay the decline in sensory function in elderly people with Alzheimer's disease, such as taste and smell, according to the results of European GYMSEN Project. 

Omega-3 Stimulates “Healthy” Brown Adipose Tissue

22 Nov 2016 --- Omega-3 fatty acids are able to stimulate the activation of brown and beige adipose tissues, according to research published in the journal Nature Communications. The researchers hope the new discovery could promote the development of new therapies for obesity and other metabolism diseases.

Common Probiotics Could Reduce Stress and Anxiety

22 Nov 2016 --- A common probiotic sold in supplements and yogurt can decrease stress-related behavior and anxiety, according to a new animal study on zebrafish from the University of Missouri. The results were published in Scientific Reports, a journal of Nature.

Scientists Explore Nutrition’s Impact on Mental Health

17 Nov 2016 --- Researchers are taking a closer look into what role nutrition plays in mental health, in a series of 5 papers published in the Clinical Psychological Science. Each paper highlights a different approach researchers are taking to understand the many ways in which nutrition and mental health intersect.

Astaxanthin Linked to Protecting Against Fatigue

07 Nov 2016 --- AstaReal astaxanthin has been proven to simultaneously protect against both mental and physical fatigue, according to a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Therapeutics & Medicines.

Only 2% of UK Can Identify Dementia Risk Factors

26 Oct 2016 --- Just 2% of people in Britain can identify all the health and lifestyle factors that can increase risk of developing dementia, according to a new report from the British Social Attitudes survey, commissioned by Public Health England (PHE). 

Vitamins A and C Help Erase Cell Memory

13 Oct 2016 --- Researchers at the Babraham Institute and their international collaborators have discovered how vitamins A and C act to modify the epigenetic ‘memory’ held by cells; insight which is significant for regenerative medicine and our ability to reprogram cells from one identity to another. The research was published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS) yesterday (12 Oct). 

Flavonoids Could Fight Depression in Later Life

13 Oct 2016 --- A new study into the long-term effects of a flavonoid-rich diet claims the compounds in plant foods may interrupt the pathophysiology of depression.

Applied Food Sciences Reveal New Kava Product

04 Oct 2016 --- After more than a decade of some negative attention, Applied Food Sciences, Inc. (AFS), along with other industry experts, have set out to set the record straight about the safety and efficacy of Kava, an ingredient well known for it’s anti-anxiety benefits.

Lallemand Unveils New Brain-Gut Axis Probiotic

29 Sep 2016 --- Lallemand Health Solutions is set to unveil its range of probiotics designed specifically for stress and mood balance. The new ‘probiotics for the Brain-Gut Axis’ are the latest in a line of innovate products from the company.