Study Finds DSMs resVida Improves Animals' Memory

DSM Nutritional Products has unveiled yet another study on its proprietary high purity resveratrol ingredient this week at the American Aging Association (AGE) annual conference. The new study focuses on the cognitive benefit of resVida® resveratrol and its ability to improve associative and spatial learning and memory performance in aged mice.

The study, headed and presented by DSM’s Dr. Hasan Mohajeri, tested aged mice after multiple doses of dietary supplementation with resVida® for at least 4 weeks. After this period, researchers were able to show that supplementation with resVida® significantly improved associative- and spatial- learning and memory in daily situations of the elderly mice. In another in-vitro component of the study, researchers found that exposure to resVida® significantly protected brain cell function when exposed to oxidative stress. Dr. Mohajeri concluded, “These findings suggest resVida® supplementation to be a viable approach for delaying age-associated reductions in learning and memory, and therefore may further help to prevent the normally occurring age-associated deterioration of cognitive performance.”

This past November, Dr. Peter Howe of the University of Southern Australia, presented the first ever human data on resVida’s significant and positive effect on flow mediated dilation in the brachial artery, which is a biomarker of cardiovascular health and circulatory function.

DSM Global Business Manager for resVida®, Frank DeJianne, stated, “The new data on cognitive function contributes to our growing body of scientific evidence, most of which is now being done with humans. Most importantly, it reinforces DSM’s industry-recognized position as the leaders of resveratrol research. With so many random resveratrol sources in the market, it’s important for us to differentiate resVida® with gold standard clinical, safety and regulatory programs. Our customers deserve peace of mind when choosing a resveratrol source for their products.”

About resVida

DSM’s resVida® is a 99% pure, nature-identical form of trans-resveratrol, the active component of red wine associated with a number of health benefits, including potent antioxidant and promoter of cardiovascular health. resVida® is a dietary ingredient supported by a full safety package. resVida® also has self-affirmed GRAS status and can be used in dietary supplements, foods and beverages.

DSM has a number of ongoing human clinical studies on resVida. Find a list of these studies and much more at

About DSM Nutritional Products

DSM Nutritional Products is the world's leading supplier of vitamins, carotenoids and other fine chemicals to the feed, food, pharmaceutical and personal care industries. The business has sales of over $2.5 billion and a long tradition as a pioneer in the discovery of new products, new formulations and attractive applications for all industry segments. More information at and

DSM – the Life Sciences and Materials Sciences Company

Royal DSM N.V. creates solutions that nourish, protect and improve performance. Its end markets include human and animal nutrition and health, personal care, pharmaceuticals, automotive, coatings and paint, electrical and electronics, life protection and housing. DSM manages its business with a focus on the triple bottom line of economic prosperity, environmental quality and social equity, which it pursues simultaneously and in parallel. DSM has annual net sales of about $10 billion and employs some 22,700 people worldwide. The company is headquartered in the Netherlands, with locations on five continents. DSM is listed on Euronext Amsterdam. More information:

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