SupplySide West Podcast 45: Research-Based Brain Health Ingredients

Clinical research at leading academic centers is offering hope to the field of brain health and cognitive support, with omega-3 fatty acids, adaptogens, carotenoids and probiotics leading the way in next-gen brain supplementation.

Rescuing memory requires improving brain function. The brain is arguably the body's most intricate organ, using more than 20 percent of the body's energy. It needs all the nutrients the other organs need, and more. Fortunately, many next-generation memory ingredients offer substantial promise backed by clinical research.

This podcast features Parris Kidd, Ph.D., chief science officer and director of quality for BrainMD Health, and Karen Butler, content marketing manager, discussing the latest brain health ingredients and research. Kidd sheds light on:

• A range of ingredients spanning ancient Ayurveda to modern-day scientific advancements

• The versatility of adaptogens such as saffron

• Concepts such as brain probiotics and neurobiotics

Kidd 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 for more information and to get registered.

About the Author(s)

Karen Butler

Senior Managing Editor, Informa Markets

Karen Butler is a senior managing editor at Informa Markets. For nearly 25 years, she’s worked in a variety of editorial roles, covering topics such as animal nutrition, functional food & beverage, and dietary supplement ingredients and trends. She most enjoys working behind the scenes as a copyeditor, as well as building community and supporting a team. Reach her at [email protected].

Parris Kidd

Parris Kidd, Ph.D., earned his doctorate in cell biology-zoology from the University of California, Berkeley. Beginning in 1984, while a National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded research investigator at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center, he published authoritative texts on antioxidants that launched him into nutritional medicine. In 1994, Kidd helped establish phosphatidylserine (PS), then glycerophosphocholine (GPC). His brain formulas have earned awards from the dietary supplement industry. Kidd is chief science officer and director of quality for BrainMD Health. He collaborates with the Amen Clinics to develop clinically validated products for memory, mood, behavior and healthy aging.


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