As people become more confident in herbs and their versatile health-enhancing functions, the category of brain health is steadily on the rise. Enhancing mental clarity, memory, thought formation and overall mental energy are sought-after effects, inspiring formulators to search for novel ingredients and combinations for innovative products. As the science on these brain-enhancing agents advances, the natural products sector has a unique opportunity to offer safe, effective botanicals that enhance cognitive health.
Author and educator Chris Kilham, the Medicine Hunter, has traveled the world in search of natural, plant-based ingredients used by different cultures—often dating back hundreds or even thousands of years.
In this podcast, Kilham and Karen Butler, content marketing manager, discuss:
• The definition of an adaptogen, and the beneficial attributes of these powerhouse botanicals.
• Top brain boosters such as ashwagandha, Schizandra and Rhodiola rosea
• The potential of drinking coffee to support brain health, and how it differs from green coffee bean extract.
Kilham will be speaking at the “Next-Gen Ingredients for Brain Health” Panel Discussion, Wednesday, Sept. 27, from 2 to 4 p.m. at SupplySide West. Visit supplysideshow.com for more information and to get registered.