Cognitive function plays an important role in brain performance and it seems that brain functioning can be influenced by nutrition and dietary components. Nutrients regulate brain development during life, being essential for migration, growth, synapse, myelination and antioxidant/neuroprotective effect. Conversely, the young brain is remarkably plastic and therefore more amenable to repair after nutrient repletion. In this perspective, Brain Skills ®, which consists of an association of amino acids, vitamins, minerals, precursors of neurotransmitters, energy generators and antioxidants, was tested in human neuron cultures. Cultured human brain tissue was maintained in culture medium in the presence or absence of ®. Brain Skills ® promoted a neuroplastic effect after 72 hours of treatment, showing more developed neurons, larger cell bodies, greater dendritic and axonal plasticity, in addition to presenting a greater amount of synaptic contact. The results demonstrated that the product Brain Skills ® had a significant effect on the neuroplastic development of human neurons.
Keywords: Brain Skills. Brain Culture. Development. Neuroprotection. Neuroplasticity
Fausto Pierdoná Guzen