Psychology

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?

“These data are the first to demonstrate that stress-induced behavioral alterations in affective learning could be “inherited” by infant offspring,” wrote the researchers.  © iStock/maurusone

Probiotics may reverse damage of generational stress

By Stephen Daniells

Taking male rat pups away from their mothers can produce detrimental effects in those rats when they mature, including mental illness, and these effects can then be passed on to the next generation. A new study suggests that probiotics can help reverse...

Gallery: The top ingredients for cognitive health

Special edition: Cognitive health

Gallery: The top ingredients for cognitive health

By Stephen Daniells

Memory, attention and focus, development, mood; there are numerous ways that a nutrient or ingredient can affect cognitive health. But which have the most science, how do they work, and how are they performing in the market. Check out our gallery of the...

How to show a clinical trial benefit in healthy populations

How to show a clinical trial benefit in healthy populations

By Stephen DANIELLS

By applying physiological stressors like partial sleep deprivation, it is possible to test the effects of dietary supplements in healthy populations and stay compliant with DSHEA, says Dr Jay Udani, CEO of Medicus Research.

Nestle’s thinking on brain health

Nestle’s thinking on brain health

By Stephen Daniells

Nestle is investing tens of millions of Euros in brain health. Dr Jeroen Schmitt, head of cognitive sciences at the Nestle Research Center in Switzerland explains why it's not naive to think that diet can boost mental development in our children,...

Could probiotics affect behaviour?

Could probiotics affect behaviour?

By Stephen Daniells

Increasing knowledge of how the gut and brain is opening up the possibilities for probiotics. At the 5th International Yakult Symposium in Amsterdam, Stephen Daniells met Professor John Bienenstock from McMaster University to find out where the current...

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