Based on the efficacy and safety confirmed by proprietary studies, products containing Neuravena® green oat extract provide several attractive and clinically-relevant opportunities for positioning. Formulations for the enhancement of overall mental fitness or to support cognitive performance in stressful situations can benefit from the ingredient.
Neuravena® has been demonstrated to operate via two different mechanisms impacting both cognition and mental health:
- Monoamine oxidase B (MAO-B) inhibition
- Phosphodiesterase 4 (PDE4) inhibition
Both of these enzymes act on the central nervous system and are suggested to be closely related to mental health and cognitive function by playing a modulatory role in anxiety, memory and depression. Besides MAO-B and PDE4 inhibition, based on the research it is likely other mechanisms are also involved in improving mental alertness with the use of Neuravena®.