Food For Thought

March 31, 2015

Cristina Goodwin of Nutrition Industry Executive published an article examining advancements in cognitive enhancing ingredients featuring Pete Maletto, Sr. Scientist & President of PTM Food Consulting. Check out a quick sneak-peak below, and head over to Nutrition Industry Executive to read the full-story!

The human brain is made up of about 100 billion brain cells (neurons) that drive our thinking, learning, feeling and state of mind. According to the Society for Neuroscience, some very recent studies suggest that the strength of a memory can relate to how many new neurons remain in the brain after learning. Yet, as people grow older, brain cells diminish.

Maletto noted that the most exciting area of brain enhancement is “neurotransmitter manipulation,” which can be achieved with certain amino acids, as well as specific plant components that have active ingredients to boost the chosen path of cognitive influence. In fact, neurotransmitters have been known to directly influence dietary supplements, and recent documents have shown that as much as 20 to 40 percent have increased brain activity with dietary nootropic synapse enhancers, he explained.

 

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