Neumentix is a botanical ingredient that has been clinically studied and shown to support cognitive performance. Growing interest in connecting nootropic (cognition-enhancing) benefits to physical performance improvements inspired researchers to examine whether Neumentix’s cognitive benefits could also improve physical athletic performance.
“Neumentix stands out in the nootropic market because of its demonstrated efficacy and safety,” said Kim Colletti, global product manager for Kemin Human Nutrition and Health. “It’s been studied in three clinical trials and has also recently earned GRAS (generally recognized as safe) status. Data from this Makoto study gives supplement manufacturers the flexibility to formulate with Neumentix in a variety of growing categories, for both cognitive and athletic performance.”
The Makoto Arena is a novel device used to measure reaction time to stimuli, mental focus and hand-eye, foot-eye coordination. Healthy, active subjects ages 18 to 50 years old were supplemented with 900 mg Neumentix or placebo at breakfast for 90 days. Those supplemented with Neumentix showed improved reaction time after seven days, and improved focus and agility after 30 days. These results indicate Neumentix benefits athletic performance by supporting cognitive performance in a sports setting.
The global nootropic market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 17.9% by 2024, while the U.S. sports nutrition market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 8.1% by 2022. Both markets are driven by consumers’ search for more energy and productivity throughout the day.