SupplySide West Podcast: Ingredients for cognitive health

Cognitive health affects everyone. Parris Kidd, Ph.D., discusses several ingredients key to improving and maintaining cognitive health.

Sandy Almendarez, VP of Content

October 10, 2018

SupplySide West Podcast: Ingredients for cognitive health

Maintaining and improving cognitive health is something that affects almost every consumer and only becomes more difficult as they age. There are, however, vitamins, minerals and nutrients that can make that job easier. Parris Kidd, Ph.D., explains what these ingredients are, how they work, and why he believes the future is bright when it comes to brain health.

In this episode, INSIDER editor-in-chief Sandy Almendarez and Kidd, chief science officer and director of quality for BrainMD Health, discuss:

  • The necessity of phosphatidylserine (PS) and glycerophosphocholine (GPC) for human health and now they benefit focus and memory

  • How the concentration of omega-3s in the brain allow for brain development from conception through old age

  • Why B vitamins are the most underrated dietary supplement, according to Kidd.

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About the Author(s)

Sandy Almendarez

VP of Content, Informa


• Well-known subject matter expert within the health & nutrition industry with more than 15 years’ experience reporting on natural products.

• She cares a lot about how healthy products are made, where their ingredients are sourced and how they affect human health.

• She knows that it’s the people behind the businesses — their motivations, feelings and emotions — drive industry growth, so that’s where she looks for content opportunities.

Sandy Almendarez is VP of Content for SupplySide and an award-winning journalist. She oversees the editorial and content marketing teams for the B2B media brands Natural Products Insider and Food and Beverage Insider, the education programming for the health and nutrition trade shows SupplySide East and SupplySide West, and community engagement across the SupplySide portfolio. She is a seasoned content strategist with a passion for health, good nutrition, sustainability and inclusion. With over 15 years of experience in the health and nutrition industry, Sandy brings a wealth of knowledge to her role as a content-focused business leader. With specialization in topics ranging from product development to content engagement, creative marketing and c-suite decision making, her work is known for its engaging style and its relevance for business leaders in the health and nutrition industry.

In her free time, Sandy loves running, drinking hot tea and watching her two kids grow up. She brews her own “Sandbucha” homemade kombucha; she’s happy to share if you’re ever in Phoenix!


Speaker credentials

Resides in

  • Phoenix, AZ


  • Arizona State University


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