IRVINE, Calif., January 11, 2010 - Cyvex Nutrition today announced that it has entered into a research and development partnership with the Salk Institute for Biological Studies to examine the effects of vinpocetine (as BioVinca(R) from Cyvex Nutrition) and fisetin, separately and in combination, on cognitive function. Three in vitro assays relevant to cognitive function and memory will be conducted to determine if these compounds work synergistically and if further testing is warranted.
BioVinca, a proprietary extract of the periwinkle plant, has been shown to support brain functions such as concentration and memory due to its overall neuroprotective properties, as well as its ability to enhance cerebral blood flow. Fisetin, a naturally occurring flavonoid found in strawberries and other fruits and vegetables, has been shown
to stimulate the signaling pathways that enhance long-term memory.
Cyvex will supply both compounds for testing.
"We are continually strengthening the research portfolio of our ingredient offerings, as well as identifying efficacious new compounds to help manage health conditions of concern to our customers," stated Matt Phillips, President, Cyvex Nutrition. "The Salk Institute is renowned for its pioneering discoveries in biological research, and we are pleased to have entered into this research partnership with the organization."
About Cyvex Nutrition:
Cyvex Nutrition, headquartered in Irvine, Calif., is a leading provider of proprietary, condition specific ingredients to the nutraceuticals industry for over 25 years. The company has re- engineered the antioxidant category with its extensive portfolio of offerings that includes BioVin(R), BioVin Advanced, Euro Black Currant and PomActiv(TM) to name a few. Every Cyvex Nutrition ingredient is guaranteed by the company’s exclusive NutriPrint(R) quality assurance system, which includes identity testing of incoming raw materials through FT-NIR, third party certification by independent laboratories for active ingredients, microbiology, heavy metals and pesticide and solvent residue when applicable. For more information visit www.cyvex.com .
About the Salk Institute for Biological Studies:
The Salk Institute for Biological Studies is one of the world's preeminent basic research institutions, where internationally renowned faculty probe fundamental life science questions in a unique, collaborative, and creative environment. Focused both on discovery and on mentoring future generations of researchers, Salk scientists make groundbreaking contributions to our understanding of cancer, aging, Alzheimer's, diabetes and infectious diseases by studying neuroscience, genetics, cell and plant biology, and related disciplines. Founded in 1960 by polio vaccine pioneer Jonas Salk, M.D., the Institute is an independent nonprofit organization and architectural landmark.