Tamarillo (Solanum betaceum), also known as tree tomato or tomate de arbol, is a member of the Solanaceae or nightshade family – a well-known group of plants cultivated for both food and for medicinal use. Tamarillo is native to South America and is consumed fresh, or in beverages and has a historical and modern use in both sweet and savory dishes.
Rich in B-complex vitamins, vitamin C as well as minerals, fiber and antioxidants, MentarilloTM has demonstrated potent antioxidant activity which complements its recognized effect on cognition. MentarilloTM has been shown to activate human dopamine receptor 1 which is strongly responsible for memory, learning and mood.
Using a bio-assay guided approach, Frutarom has determined that MentarilloTM may provide an ideal candidate as a cognitive enhancer due to its well- characterized mode of action on the dopamine receptor, one of the most important neurotransmitters in regulating brain function. Dopamine plays a critical role in cognition, working memory, learning ability, sleep regulation and mood. Decreased levels of dopamine are generally age related and results in progressive cognitive impairments.
Standardized on: Organic acid > 4%
Type of extract: Powder
Dosage: 750 mg extract/day
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