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Biosearch applies for an international patent to mitigate loss of memory associated with aging

Madrid, 23 January 2020. Biosearch Life has recently developed a new composition comprised of plant extracts and DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid) for use in the prevention or reduction of cognitive impairment associated with age.

The objective of the research is to alleviate the changes that lead to the decrease of cognitive abilities during brain ageing. Although the origin of these alterations is diverse, oxidative stress, inflammation, vascularization problems or insulin resistance explain some of the pathophysiological mechanisms of these brain function abnormalities.

Biosearch Life, with its extensive portfolio of products, has designed this new product that combines plant extracts with DHA rich oil.  More specifically, the mixture is made up of three plant extracts that address the problem of cognitive impairment from different fronts: (i) Ginkgo biloba, which improves brain vascularization, (ii) Ursolia®, a sage extract with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects and (iii) Carositol®, a carob extract rich in Pinitol, for its effect on the insulin response together with DHA, a fatty acid with recognized beneficial effects on brain function.

The invention has been developed within the framework of the Research and Development Project “GERAS: Nature as a Source of health for the Elderly” (IDI-20190733), supported by the Centre for Industrial Technological Development (CITD) and co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) through the Multiregional Programme of Spain 2014-2020. The University of Barcelona and the Bosch i Gimpera Foundation have collaborated with Biosearch life in the project.