Unlocking Evidence-Based Ingredients for Active Nutrition, Executive Function, eSports and Optimal Lifespan

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  • Thursday, May 23, 2024 | 1pm EDT (12pm CDT / 10am PDT)
  • 90 min

Discover an informative webinar focusing on the effect of cognitive aspects like mental processing, executive function and cognitive reasoning across eSports, active nutrition and lifespan optimization, and the critical role played by them in human performance and well-being.

In eSports, where split-second decisions are pivotal, elite gamers demonstrate superior reaction times, heightened visual processing skills and enhanced decision-making abilities. These cognitive advantages can be nourished by a scientifically validated essential dietary intake.

Nutrition is a cornerstone of cognitive enhancement, with specific nutrients like omega-3 fatty acids, VitaCholine and B vitamins such as Panmol NADH and xanthophylls are known, to support mental clarity, focus and energy levels. Incorporating these scientifically validated ingredients into dietary formulations can provide tangible benefits for consumers striving for peak cognitive performance.

Preserving cognitive health is paramount for a fulfilling life, and lifestyle factors such as regular exercise, mental stimulation, healthy diet and social engagement are key contributors to longevity. Proven science has shown that specific nutrients promote cognitive resilience, and individuals can maintain optimal brain function and quality of life as they age. Integrating visual processing tasks into daily activities, such as gaming and driving, can enhance cognitive abilities related to visual perception, attention and reaction time.

In summary, the scientific evidence highlights the interconnectedness of cognitive aspects across eSports, active nutrition and lifespan optimization. By understanding and leveraging nutritional supplements that support cognitive benefits inherent in each domain, effective formulas that support the pursuit of peak performance, cognitive vitality and enhanced well-being throughout the lifespan can be created.

Register for this webinar today to understand how active nutrition helps athletes, gamers and professionals attain optimal cognitive performance.


John Nolan, PhD, Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland

Professor John Nolan, PhD, Fulbright Scholar and Howard Chair for Human Nutrition Research at the South East Technological University (SETU) Waterford, IE, Director of Nutrition Research Centre Ireland

Professor John Nolan, a Fulbright Scholar, is a full professor at the South East Technological University (SETU), Waterford, Ireland, where he holds a Howard Chair in Human Nutrition and is the Director of the Nutrition Research Centre Ireland (NRCI). His research centre studies the role of nutrition for vision, cognitive function and prevention of age-related diseases. In 2011, Prof Nolan won a prestigious European Research Council (ERC) research grant to study the impact of nutritional supplementation on visual function via two major clinical trials (CREST 281096; Central Retinal Enrichment Supplementation Trials). As part of this ground-breaking work, Prof Nolan identified how targeted nutrition can improve visual function for the general population, and for patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

More recent studies at the NRCI have investigated the link between nutrition and brain health and function, and over the last number of years Nolan and team have published novel papers on how targeted nutrients enhance cognitive function for the general population and improve quality of life for patients suffering with Alzheimer’s disease. Nolan’s work has had a major societal impact for patients suffering with AMD and for enhancing vision of the general population; for recognition,  the CREST project was selected for presentation at a high-level conference entitled ‘EU Research & Innovation in Daily Life’, which took place at the European Parliament in Brussels to highlight the impact of EU-funded research and innovation in daily life.


Prof Nolan has published 117 peer-reviewed scientific papers on his area of research (H index = 53). A major career highlight is his role as founder and Chair of the International Brain and Ocular Nutrition Conference (BON Conference), which was held at Downing College, Cambridge University (www.bonconference.org). See www.profjohnnolan.com for further details. Google Scholar – H Index

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Jim Roufs, MS, RD, Owner of Intelligent Nutrition & Scientific Advisory Board Member

Jim Roufs, MS, RD, Owner, Intelligent Nutrition & Scientific Advisory Board Member

Jim Roufs is a consultant in the dietary supplement industry assisting companies, celebrities and well-known MDs in all aspects of product development, including product formulation, scientific validation and claims substantiation. Prior to becoming a consultant over 15 years ago, Jim headed up New Product Development for the world’s largest dietary supplement brand.

Prior to that, Jim headed Product Development for leading companies in the dietary supplement industry, including the 12th fastest-growth company in the US as well as the fastest-growing network marketing company in US history. Jim is a patent holder and has published in both scientific and lay journals, along with having taught nutrition at the university level.


Jim has also helped bring new ingredients to the marketplace including helping his client win NutrAward’s Best New Ingredient. Jim’s primary focus is finding the most clinically effective ingredients, products and technologies and assisting his clients in bringing them to the marketplace.

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Eric Ciappio, Balchem

Eric Ciappio, PhD, RD, Strategic Development Manager, Balchem

Eric Ciappio is the Strategic Development Manager, Nutrition Science, at Balchem, where he works with organizations in the food, beverage and dietary supplement industries to help bring compelling new nutritional products to the market.

Eric is a published scientific expert with over 10 years of industry experience and proven performance across roles in scientific affairs, sales and marketing. He previously has held a variety of roles in nutrition science, sales and marketing at organizations such as Wyeth Consumer Healthcare, DSM Nutritional Products and IFF. Eric holds a PhD in Biochemical and Molecular Nutrition from Tufts University and is a Registered Dietitian.

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Who Should Attend?

This webinar will appeal to senior professionals who are in:

  • Research and Development
  • Formulations
  • New Product Development
  • Marketing
  • Brand Management
  • Regulatory
  • Quality
  • Procurement

What You Will Learn

Attendees will learn about:

  • How factors such as cognitive reactions, executive function and visual processing have an impact in various fields, including eSports, active nutrition and lifespan optimization
  • How cognitive reaction and visual processing is critical to competitive gaming as split-second decisions can make the difference between victory and defeat
  • How scientifically substantiated ingredients that support mental clarity, focus and energy can better serve athletes, gamers and professionals seeking optimal cognitive performance
  • How cognitive health is essential for maintaining a high quality of life with age as it affects the fundamentals of cognitive reaction, executive function, performance and lifestyle choices that support brain function and longevity

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