Kemin's proprietary spearmint-based ingredient leads to neurogenesis and is subject of pending patent application
Kemin Human Nutrition and Health's phenolic spearmint ingredient has demonstrated the ability to produce new neurons in the hippocampus in an in vitro study. The company has submitted a patent application for the neurogenesis mechanism of the botanical ingredient, sold as Neumentix and marketed for its cognitive performance benefits.
"The hippocampus is the main area of the brain where neurogenesis, or new nerve growth, can occur," said Brenda Fonseca, Senior Technical Services Manager for the Cognition Platform at Kemin. "It is very exciting to see a botanical have the ability to cause new nerve cell growth in this part of the brain because the hippocampus is tied to learning and memory."
The synergy created by these polyphenols is believed to lead to the many cognitive benefits of Neumentix, including neurogenesis
The naturally sourced botanical ingredient contains more than 50 polyphenols, including salvianolic, lithospermic and rosmarinic acid. The synergy created by these polyphenols is believed to lead to the many cognitive benefits of Neumentix, including neurogenesis.
Research suggests the natural polyphenols in the ingredient may also reduce oxidative stress, protect existing neurons in the brain and increase neurotransmitter levels. Consumers looking for cognitive benefits from trusted solutions that are scientifically backed, safe and natural with sustainable benefits should be thrilled to learn about this new discovery.