NutriNeuro partner of the Silver Brain Food program
A unique research program dedicated to preventing cognitive decline in the elderly
Activ’Inside, an SME specialized in developing and producing active plant ingredients for the Health Nutrition industries, announces the launch of the Silver Brain Food project. This program is carried out in collaboration with the University Laboratories of NutriNeuro and Bordeaux Population Health, as well as a consortium of industrial companies. Silver Brain Food aims at developing local, personalized solutions, products and services to promote a nutrient-rich diet, essential for brain health, to the elderly, and therefore prevent cognitive decline This research program has a total budget of €16.3 million, including €9.3 million from the Investments for the Future Program (PIA) operated by Bpifrance.
The launch of the Silver Brain Food project is a continuation of the research work initiated by Activ’Inside:
- A first study based on epidemiological data conducted by the U1219 Bordeaux Population Health research center (Joint Research Unit (UMR) INSERM-University of Bordeaux) and Activ’Inside demonstrated that people who consume high quantities of a combination of polyphenols, including grapes, had a 50% reduction of the incidence of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease!
- Furthermore, a consortium of industrial and academic partners led by Activ’Inside and the NutriNeuro laboratory (UMR INRAE/University of Bordeaux/Bordeaux INP) launched a research project. Conducted between 2011 and 2018, this project highlighted the clinical effectiveness of Memophenol TM, a formulation of polyphenols from grapes and blueberries developed by this project on the normal cognitive decline of elderly people. These results were also deemed promising by a leading international medical journal (JAMA) and a first health claim on Memophenol TM which was delivered by health authorities in South Korea in late 2019.