Nexira is enriching its expertise in natural phyto ingredients by launching the first ingredient combining two Sage species.

Cognivia™ is a unique synergistic combination of Spanish Sage essential oil (Salvia lavandulifolia) and Garden Sage leaf (Salvia officinalis) aqueous extract, specially developed for people wishing to improve their cognitive faculties.

Since time immemorial, Sage, also called “sacred grass,” is traditionally used for its multiple positive properties, which include digestive help and calming.

Today, science confirms its benefits on cognitive performance. Indeed, bibliographic evidences were made on the enhancement of memory capacities (spacial and long term memory and speed of memory), as well as learning process, concentration and alertness.

These health benefits are supported by several clinical studies. Sage is also scientifically known to be a powerful antioxidant.

Now, Nexira is going further by proving the beneficial synergistic effect of Spanish Sage essential oil and Garden Sage leaf aqueous extract on long-term memory, in both single and prolonged use: Cognivia™’s in vivo study demonstrated significant results compared to individual Sage sources.

Cognivia™ is produced thanks to Nexira’s botanical extraction expertise with a high quality process and rigorous traceability controls. It benefits from a micro-encapsulation technology with Acacia gum selected by NEXIRA in order to …

… protect sage essential oil from oxidation and drying process; and

… enhance powder’s water solubility.

Soon available in organic-certified grade, Cognivia™ is part of Nexira’s Premium ingredients portfolio along with Serenzo™ (stress management & mood improvement), Oli-Ola™ (cardiovascular health), ID-alG™ (calorie reduction & well-being), ViNitrox™ (sport performances) and NeOpuntia™ (weight management).

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