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Being asked about brain health supplements? Don’t Forget: Brain Health is About More than Memory

This year’s Pharmacy Times and U.S. News & World Report 2021 OTC Guide is hot off the presses and,  once again, results show that patients are frequently asking about supplements that can support cognitive health. In only its second year on the market, Neuriva ranked the second most frequently recommended product in the memory category. But while important and often top of mind, memory is just one aspect of overall brain health.

Neuriva is comprised of two clinically tested, naturally sourced ingredients – Neurofactor® (coffee fruit extract) and Sharp PS® (phosphatidylserine). Neurofactor contains a unique profile of polyphenols that have been shown in a number of published studies to stimulate the production of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), which has an important role in maintaining the health of existing brain cells, inducing the growth of new neurons and synapses, and supporting overall cognitive function.*

Dietitian and nutrition educator, Melissa Halas, MA, RDN, CDE, adds, “Until recently, the bean was the only part of the coffee fruit that was researched for its health benefits. However, both the skin and the rind contain powerful phytonutrients that help support your brain health. While coffee fruit isn’t readily available in the grocery store, you can supplement with Neuriva, which contains Neurofactor (coffee fruit extract).”

Neuriva’s second ingredient, Sharp PS, is a plant sourced phospholipid that is a component of cell membranes and has been shown in two published studies to help support memory and learning.*

According to nutrition expert and dietitian, Nigel Denby, RD, “The best dietary sources of phosphatidylserine (PS) are foods that, unfortunately, a lot of people don’t tend to eat. Herring and mackerel are rich in PS, as are most types of offal (the parts of meat we tend to discard). If you want to increase your intake of PS, I’d recommend using a supplement like Neuriva where you know how much you are getting. Also, it’s helpful to know that Sharp PS in Neuriva comes from soy.”

The combination of Neuriva’s science-backed ingredients support focus, learning, concentration and accuracy, in addition to memory.* These five indicators of brain health can have an impact on one’s ability to support everyday activities.

Focus

Focus helps you zoom in and filter out distractions – something we can all benefit from.

Learning

Our work and personal lives experienced tremendous changes during the past year and continuous learning is more important than ever – no matter your age. Supporting learning helps record and recall stored information better.

Concentration

When you concentrate on something the depth of your attention is greater, so you have the ability to stay on task longer.

Accuracy

Supporting accuracy helps you react with greater speed and precision, which is important in daily life activities.

Memory

Supporting memory helps to retain and integrate new information better. Both Sharp PS and Neurofactor have been shown to support memory.

In addition to supplements, apps like the Neuriva Brain Gym can also help you exercise these key areas of brain health. In fact, with the purchase of Neuriva supplements, you gain free premium access to the app. The Neuriva Brain Gym features a personal brain training experience with 14 brain games and five training programs that support accuracy and learning, coordination, focus and concentration, perception and memory.

As you can see, memory is just a small part of cognitive health, and there’s a lot that people of all ages can do to support their brain. In addition to dietary and lifestyle approaches, supplements, like Neuriva, can help fuel brain health.*

 

You can learn more about the science behind Neuriva’s ingredients here.

 

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