Neuravena® Could Help Reduce Cigarette Cravings

Frutarom USA released new results from a study showing Neuravena®, an extract derived from a proprietary strain of wild green oat, was found to significantly reduce the average number of cigarettes smoked per day.

Neuravena® (EFLA®955) is a patented extract from a wild green-oat herb bioactivity-tested and clinically supported to improve overall mental fitness and cognitive performance in stressful situations.

“It is generally known that trying to reduce smoking can cause severe stress, both physically and mentally,” explains Jocelyn Mathern, M.S., R.D., Technical Health Specialist for Frutarom USA. “Traditionally, oats have been used as a remedy for psychological complaints such as anxiety and stress. Previous reports also indicate that extracts from wild green oat herb could have a beneficial effect on smoking cessation.” The Pilot study of the standardized oats herb extract for smoking reduction, (Fujii, F et al (2008), from Ortho Medico Inc. Open Lab, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, is a first attempt to confirm a positive influence of Neuravena® on stress levels and mental performance of volunteers trying to reduce their daily tobacco consumption or quit smoking altogether.

The study was conducted with a group of male Japanese volunteers who smoked an average of nearly one pack (twenty cigarettes) per day. They received three 300 mg capsules of Neuravena® wild green oat herb extract daily for 28 consecutive days in an open-application trial. Subjects were asked to report the number of cigarettes smoked plus their self-assessed mental condition each day. (Participants’ exhaled breaths were analyzed for carbon monoxide (CO) concentration to verify a reduction in smoking.) Self-reported daily tobacco consumption significantly decreased by approximately ten cigarettes per day — from 19 down to 9 cigarettes daily. Exhaled CO levels also decreased. Neuravena extract was found to improve both general and verbal memories as well. In summary, Neuravena® was found to significantly reduce the average number of cigarettes smoked per day by 55.4 % at the end of the trial, compared to initial numbers. It also was able to stabilize stress levels in the pressured situation of reduced tobacco consumption.

“This research has shown that Neuravena® has a positive effect on smoking cessation events as well as on memory function, while stabilizing stress levels in a pressured situation of reduced tobacco consumption,” noted Mathern.

Previous research shows that Neuravena® wild green oat extract has a significant, positive effect on brain activity, enhancing mental fitness and general stress resistance. Neuravena helps improve overall mental fitness over the course of the day and supports cognitive performance.

For further information, please contact:
Laurent Leduc
VP US Health Division and US Marketing
Frutarom USA Inc
E-mail: [email protected]
Tel: (952) 920-7700

About Frutarom
Established in 1933, Frutarom is a rapidly growing global flavor and fine ingredients company. Frutarom develops, manufactures and markets an extensive variety of high quality flavors and natural fine ingredients for customers in the food, beverage, flavor, fragrance, pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and cosmetic industries. Frutarom's 20,000 products are sold to more than 10,000 customers in 120 countries around the world. The Frutarom Group has 1,500 employees worldwide and manufacturing facilities in Europe, North America, Israel and Asia.
Frutarom operates through two divisions.

Frutarom provides tasty and healthy solutions to its customers fulfilling our vision: To be the Preferred Partner for Tasty and Healthy Success.

Frutarom Industries Ltd. is a public company whose stock is listed on the Tel Aviv and London Stock Exchanges. As of January 1, 2003 Frutarom has been included in the Tel Aviv 100 Index.

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