According to the latest report published by Credence Research, Inc. “ Nootropics Market – Growth, Future Prospects and Competitive Analysis, 2016-2024,” the global nootropics market was valued at USD 1,346.5 Mn in 2015, and is expected to reach USD 6,059.4 Mn by 2024, expanding at a CAGR of 17.9% from 2016 to 2024. Browse the full report Nootropics Market – Growth, Future Prospects and Competitive Analysis, 2016–2024 at http://www.credenceresearch.com/report/nootropics-market Market Insights Nootropics, also known as cognitive enhancers are drugs and natural extracts that improve cognitive functions such as memory, creativity, motivation in healthy individuals. Nootropics have been available in the market for several decades and were made of ingredients such as multivitamins and caffeine – substances that the FDA has approved as dietary supplements and classified as GRAS (generally regarded as safe). At present, these products are being repackaged, repurposed and sold to academic and professional overachievers to augment their brain function. Companies operating in this space primarily succeed as lifestyle brands through smart marketing. However they can only be recognized as healthcare brands only after they develop products that secure regulatory approval thus establishing certified efficacy and safety to their products. Among the key applications of nootropics, memory enhancement currently holds the largest revenue share and it is anticipated that the segment will maintain its lead through the forecast period 2016-2024. Major factors favoring the demand for memory enhancing nootropics include growing awareness among students and executives about the promised benefits of nootropics, easy accessibility, and the booming market for supplements. The memory enhancing nootropic drugs enhance learning and memory effect, enhance the ability of learned behaviors to resist disruption, enhance the efficiency of your brain functions and protect the brain from chemical injuries. Memory enhancement segment for nootropics was valued at USD 391.6 Mn in 2015. Geographically, […]
Related tags: Nootropic, Analytical Lab, Analytical chemistry, RCT, Cognitive function, Claims “We have seen an increase in requests for nootropic studies over the past 3-5 years,” Josh Baisley, B.Sc., director of clinical trials at Nutrasource , told NutraIngredients-USA. The lab he works for is an Ontario-based full contract research organization that helps companies with regulatory compliance, clinical trials, and product testing. A key part of the business is claims substantiation to help companies bring products to market with strong science and regulatory confidence. According to Baisley, the side effects of pharmaceutical agents for cognitive decline—like the potential abuse of its addictive nature—is a big component of the rise of demand for dietary supplement nootropics. “There is [also] a lack of effective pharmaceutical therapies for more severe conditions such as dementia and Alzheimer’s which appear more prevalent due to the aging population,” he explained. This in turn has boosted demand for preventive natural products and dietary supplements from consumers, he added. Changes reflect 21 st century North American population Another Ontario-based lab, KGK Science , noted the same upward trend for nootropic product testing. Dr. Mal Evans, scientific director at KGK Science, said that it’s very much a consumer-driven trend. “The changes are also a reflection of the 21st century North American population,” she told us. “Cognition and stress is an issue with baby boomers becoming a sandwich generation, the transient nature of jobs, and the demand for keeping up with the ever-changing face of technology.” “The term ‘nootropic’ by definition is a compound that increases mental functions including memory, motivation, concentration, and attention,” said Josh Baisley, B.Sc., director of clinical trials at Nutrasource, citing a 2008 study published in Pharmacological Research . It is often linked to products […]
Messing with the rhythm of one’s internal body clock and sleep cycle may increase the risk of developing mood problems ranging from depression to bipolar disorder, scientists have found. The study , published in the Lancet Psychiatry journal on Tuesday, also linked interference with the body’s "circadian rhythm" to a decline in cognitive functions such as memory and attention span. The brain’s hard-wired circadian time-keeper governs day-night cycles, influencing sleep patterns, the release of hormones and even body temperature. Earlier research had suggested that disrupting these rhythms can adversely affect mental health, but was inconclusive: most data was self-reported, participant groups were small, and potentially data-skewing factors were not ruled out. For the new study, an international team led by Laura Lyall, a University of Glasgow psychologist, analysed data – taken from the UK Biobank, one of the most complete long-term health surveys ever done – on 91,105 people aged 37 to 73. The volunteers wore accelerometers that measured patterns of rest and activity and had this record compared to their mental history, also taken from the UK Biobank. Individuals with a history of disrupting their body’s natural rhythm – working night shifts, for example, or suffering repeated jetlag – also tended to have a higher lifetime risk of mood disorders, feelings of unhappiness and cognitive problems, the researchers found. The results held true even after the potential impact of factors such as old age, unhealthy lifestyle, obesity and childhood trauma had been taken into account, the researchers said. The study cannot say conclusively that body-clock disturbances are what caused the mental risk, instead of the other way round. But the findings "reinforce the idea that mood disorders are associated with disturbed circadian rhythms", said Lyall.
Stunned scientists find BLUEBERRIES are better at destroying cancer cells than conventional radiation therapy alone
( Natural News ) Cervical cancer strikes close to 13,000 women each year , claiming over 4,200 lives. Traditional treatment options include surgery to remove the affected tissue, radiation therapy using high energy x-rays to destroy cancer cells, chemotherapy drugs to destroy the affected cells (although healthy cells are killed too), or a combination thereof. However, these treatments are invasive and have low success rates. Now, a study by researchers from the University of Missouri-Columbia has confirmed that blueberry extract not only enhances the effects of radiation therapy – one of the most popular treatments for cervical cancer – but is even more successful than radiation at destroying cancer cells. A radiosensitizer turns out to be a potent treatment The University of Missouri research team wanted to investigate the use of blueberry extract as a radiosensitizer – a non-toxic, natural substance which enhances the efficacy of conventional cancer treatments like radiation and chemotherapy. The team previously had success treating prostate cancer using a polyphenol in red grapes called resveratrol as a radiosensitizer . To their surprise, blueberry extract not only proved to be a powerful radiosensitizer, but was shown to be an even more effective cervical cancer treatment than radiation. Study participants were divided into four groups: The first group was only given radiation therapy; a second group received only blueberry extract; a control group received no treatment at all; and a fourth group received a combination of both radiation therapy and blueberry extract. Support our mission and enhance your own self-reliance : The laboratory-verified Organic Emergency Survival Bucket provides certified organic, high-nutrition storable food for emergency preparedness. Completely free of corn syrup, MSG, GMOs and other food toxins. Ultra-clean solution for years of food security. Learn more at the Health Ranger Store . The radiation-only group exhibited an […]
With plastic pollution in the oceans at 16xs more than previously thought, is it even possible to clean it up?
( Natural News ) There was a time when the sea was the go-to place for keeping the body clean and catching fresh fish free from harmful chemicals. Beach lovers didn’t think twice about swimming there because they knew it was perfectly safe, and good for their health besides. But recent figures show that those who hesitate to swim at the beach have good reason to do so. A Great Pacific Garbage Patch is threatening the health of humans and the lives of sea creatures that live there. The humongous patch is twice the size of Texas and thrice the area of France. It is home to 80,000 tons of debris, which scientists estimate is equivalent to 1.8 trillion pieces of glow sticks, nets, bleach bottles, straws, toys, and drums. A three-year mapping project conducted by eight organizations showed that the garbage patch cuts across over 600,000 square miles of water between California and Hawaii. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration marine debris program funded research by Beth Polidoro, assistant professor of environmental chemistry in the School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences at Arizona State University on plastic litter and microplastics in places near marine ecosystems. Her findings reveal that the garbage patch was discovered in the late ’80s. Its size has exponentially grown since. The culprit: plastic use and discards, which are expected to balloon to over 400 million tons per year by 2020. Contributing to these frightening statistics are findings from Plastic Oceans , a global nonprofit organization that looks into plastic pollution and its effects, that over 500 billion plastic bags and 35 billion plastic water bottles are thrown into the patch yearly. Get CLEAN FOOD and help support our mission to keep you informed : The Health Ranger Store lab verifies everything we sell with […]
( Natural News ) Those in favor of vaccines, including government mouthpieces like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), insist that these medical interventions carry very few side effects, and that the benefits far outweigh any risks. Nonetheless, the public at large is never really given the opportunity to make that assessment individually, because those who try to warn others about the dangers of vaccines are dismissed as conspiracy theorists. Despite this, as noted by the Global Research Centre , there are at least four areas of concern when it comes to vaccines: autism, Alzheimer’s disease, aluminum and autoimmune disorders. Autism When parents report that their cognitively normal children have started exhibiting disturbing changes in behavior after a vaccine and have been diagnosed as autistic, there is often a media backlash and insistence that the parents are talking rubbish. However, Health Impact News reported that despite the medical community’s “hear no evil, see no evil” attitude, there are no fewer than 49 scientific studies confirming a link between vaccines and autism. And those studies stretch all the way back to 1943, when a Dr. Kanner noted that 11 children became “withdrawn, uncommunicative and displayed … odd behaviors” – a group of symptoms later referred to as “autism” – after receiving the smallpox vaccine. Representative Dan Burton, addressing the House Oversight Committee Hearing on Autism held in Washington D.C in 2012, noted, “We have gone from one in 10,000 children with autism to one in 88. It is worse than an epidemic, it is an absolute disaster.” Support our mission and enhance your own self-reliance : The laboratory-verified Organic Emergency Survival Bucket provides certified organic, high-nutrition storable food for emergency preparedness. Completely free of corn syrup, MSG, GMOs and other food toxins. Ultra-clean solution for years of food […]
Rampant mobile phone use causing brain tumors to skyrocket… while corporate-run media remains in denial
( Natural News ) Is your cellphone giving you brain cancer? New research highlights the potential dangers of increased mobile phone use. Cellphones have become ubiquitous in Western societies, and now evidence suggests that they could be behind the dramatic rise in a rare type of brain tumors. Experts say that cases of a malignant brain tumor known as Glioblastoma Multiforme (or GBM) have doubled since 1995. GBM is an aggressive and often fatal type of cancer, and used to be far less common than it is today — now there are nearly 3,000 cases of GBM in England alone. Scientists from Physicians’ Health Initiative for Radiation and Environment (PHIRE) have analyzed 79,241 malignant brain tumors over the last 21 years in order to come to this estimation. Speaking about their findings, Professor Denis Henshaw commented, “Our findings illustrate the need to look more carefully at, and to try and explain the mechanisms behind, these cancer trends, instead of brushing the causal factors under the carpet and focusing only on cures.” Recently, the group as a whole surmised that the increasing rates of frontal temporal lobe cancers “raises the suspicion that mobile and cordless phone use may be promoting gliomas.” Past research has come to similar conclusions about cellphones and cancer. In 2014, one study reportedly found that cellphone use was contributing to a three-fold increase in cancers of the brain. More recently, however, a study published in early 2018 found that cell phone radiation caused rare brain tumors in rats. The World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has even declared that cellphone radiation is a “probable human carcinogen,” yet many mainstream health organizations and trendy scientists are denying the very real potential of cellphone-induced disease. Get CLEAN FOOD and help support our mission to […]
( Natural News ) If you have high blood pressure, eat 10 walnuts every day, as a study found that it can significantly lower your blood pressure . A team of researchers from the University of Wollongong, School of Medicine in Australia wanted to evaluate the effect of personalized dietary advice and a food supplement of 30 grams of walnuts each day on blood pressure in the intensive phase of a weight-loss trial. In the study, 377 participants were randomly divided into three dietary groups: general dietary advice or the control group, individualized advice, or intervention group supplemented with 30 grams of walnuts per day. The research team analyzed their dietary intake through self-reported diet history interviews conducted by accredited practicing dietitians. They also used urinary sodium and potassium excretion as biomarkers for estimation of dietary sodium and potassium intake. Results revealed that after three months, participants in all three groups lost weight significantly. However, the systolic blood pressure and diastolic blood pressure reductions were greatest in the participants who were given personalized dietary advice together with a daily supplement of walnuts. “Dietary patterns, key foods such as nuts and dietary levels of nutrients such as sodium and potassium can all affect BP [blood pressure], but these effects are also inter-related,” the researchers wrote. “The present analysis showed that individualized dietary advice, strengthened by a daily supplement of a healthy food, 30 grams walnuts, resulted in greater decrease in urinary Na:K [sodium-to-potassium] ratio, a parameter associated with lower BP.” Sponsored solution from CWC Labs: This heavy metals test kit allows you to test almost anything for 20+ heavy metals and nutritive minerals, including lead, mercury, arsenic, cadmium, aluminum and more. You can test your own hair, vitamins, well water, garden soil, superfoods, pet hair, beverages and other samples (no […]
Eric J. McNulty is the director of research at the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative and writes frequently about leadership and resilience. Our lives are awash in digital. Each electronic pulse pushes us to respond instantly. Reply. Like. Share. There is seemingly no beginning and no end to the onslaught. But the beauty of the human brain isn’t its ability to render snap judgment and instantly weigh in on a topic electronically. Quite the opposite. Its greatest capacity is a higher level of thought: to process disparate bits of information, find patterns, and create meaningful dialog and action over time. All of this serves to boost our leadership skills. This ability flows from our natural hardwiring. To benefit from it, you only need to slow down and let your inner genius emerge. To be sure, easing the pace of life is not so simple when bosses, subordinates, and family members assume you’ll be available online 24/7. It’s time to slow down and reset expectations. But how? A practice I have found useful, as have many of my executive education students and coaching clients, is centuries old: keeping a journal. Setting aside as little as 10 minutes a day to record your thoughts stimulates reflection critical to making sense of the fast-moving world around you, which is, in turn, essential to effective leadership. As a leader, you are challenged to perceive patterns from which opportunities and threats emerge. This, in part, makes you worthy of following. (As in actually following you in real life, not just your online persona.) A practice I have found useful, as have many of my executive education students and coaching clients, is centuries old: keeping a journal. Despite our current proclivity for keyboards and powerful computer processors, journaling is an activity best suited for pen on […]
( Natural News ) Eating fruits and vegetables is vital for overall health, but what if every juicy bite contains a cocktail of toxic pesticides ? The Environmental Working Group (EWG) analyzed samples of conventionally grown produce tested by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and found that nearly 70 percent were contaminated with pesticide residues. The USDA detected a total of 230 different pesticides and pesticide breakdown products on the thousands of produce samples analyzed, and EWG’s analysis showed that there are variations between the different types of produce. Each of these food items tested positive for a number of different pesticide residues and contained higher concentrations of pesticides than any other fruits and vegetables. According to the EWG findings, more than 98 percent of samples of apples, cherries, nectarines, peaches, and strawberries tested positive for residue of at least one type of pesticide. A single sample of strawberries revealed 20 different pesticides, while spinach samples had 1.8 times as much pesticide residue by weight than any other produce. The fruits and vegetables found to contain the highest pesticide residues among the produce samples are apples, apple sauces, blueberries, grapes, green beans, leafy greens, pears, peaches, potatoes, plums, spinach, strawberries, raisins, sweet peppers, tomatoes, and winter squashes. Meanwhile, the ones in the low to moderate pesticide residue score are apple juice, avocados, bananas, beans, broccoli, cabbages, cantaloupes, carrots, cauliflower, celery, corn, eggplants, grapefruits, lentils, lettuce, onions, oranges, orange juices, peas, prunes, summer squashes, sweet potatoes, tofu, tomato sauces, and zucchini. Sponsored solution from CWC Labs: This heavy metals test kit allows you to test almost anything for 20+ heavy metals and nutritive minerals, including lead, mercury, arsenic, cadmium, aluminum and more. You can test your own hair, vitamins, well water, garden soil, superfoods, pet hair, beverages and other […]