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Athletes and active consumers are tuning in to messages about the mental component of performance, and several dietary ingredients offer promising benefits to cognitive health and function for improved performance, including focus, attention, processing and speed.
December 7, 2017
Much ingredient research on cognitive function is in early stages and does not specifically address athletes and active consumers, but results can be translated into sports nutrition formulas. Several ingredients that enhance bioenergetics also help protect brain cells and communications. Additionally, several dietary compounds boost production and activities of neurotransmitters and neurotrophins, both of which improve neuronal structure and function.
Steve Myers is a graduate of the English program at Arizona State University. He first entered the natural products industry and Virgo Publishing in 1997, right out of college, but escaped the searing Arizona heat by relocating to the East Coast. He left Informa Markets in 2022, after a formidable career focused on financial, regulatory and quality control issues, in addition to writing stories ranging research results to manufacturing. In his final years with the company, he spearheaded the editorial direction of Natural Products Insider.
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