Cognitive Health

The nootropics industry has the potential to reach the 380 milllion individuals that make up the eSports community.  ©GettyImages/gorodenkoff

Special edition: Nootropics

Nootropics industry has a largely untapped opportunity in eSports

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Consumer needs of the competitive online gaming community have evolved beyond chugging caffeine-laden energy drinks and towards more sophisticated functional formulations of nootropics—dietary supplements that claim to improve mental acuity, vision, and...

Start-up Birdnip launches nootropic supplement… for dogs

Start-up Birdnip launches nootropic supplement… for dogs

By Adi Menayang

With powdered Bacopa monneri, Rhodiola rosea, shiitake mushroom, kelp, carrot and beet, start-up Birdnip wants to improve cognitive function in dogs with its debut product Nootrodog. But will a nootropic supplement for our four-legged friends have legs?


The top ingredients for cognition, focus & mood

By Stephen Daniells

Memory, attention and focus, development, mood; there are numerous ways that a nutrient or bioactive ingredient can affect cognitive health. But which have the most science, how do they work?

Schisandra berries drying in India.  Photo courtesy Chris Kilham.

Special edition: Cognitive Health

Botanical ingredients step up to battle cognitive decline

By Hank Schultz

Botanical ingredients for cognitive health indications abound, and the scientific backing for these ingredients is abundant, too, if you are willing to look, experts said.


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