New York, NY—On November 8, leading experts gathered for the Neuro Navigators event, described as a meeting of the minds where experts and authorities of science, education, and influence debunked myths surrounding dietary supplements and presented facts backed by science and regulations to an audience of dietitians and nutritionists. According to a press release from In a press release, Kyowa Hakko, U.S.A., the main goal of the event—educating healthcare professionals on assessing and identifying supplements with the best-quality ingredients and effective doses while ensuring they have the right tools to guide their clients responsibly—was achieved.
Karen E. Todd, RD, CSCS, EP-C, CISSN, Vice President Global Brand Marketing for Kyowa Hakko, U.S.A., led the conversation with opening remarks covering the overall state of the industry, which is fueled by 74% of U.S. adults who have reported taking supplements, according to the 2023 CRN Consumer Survey in Dietary Supplement.
Keri Glassman, MS, RD, CDN, was the keynote speaker. Glassman was joined bu panelists and guest speakers including Danielle Citrolo, PharmD, VP Scientific and Regulatory Affairs, Kyowa Hakko, U.S.A., Inc.; Ashley Jordan Ferira, Ph.D., RDN, Vice President of Scientific Affairs at mindbodygreen; Hannah Margaret Allen, head of content at mindbodygreen; Crystal Webber, MS, RD, Chief Innovation Officer of FIG - Formulation Innovations Group; Diana Morgan, MS, CISSN, Vice President Global Regulatory & Government Affairs for Nutrabolt; and Amy Gorin, MS, RDN, CEO of Master the Media.
Discussions focused on choosing the right supplements to achieve optimal brain health, with information on the importance of branded ingredients, third-party certifications, and regulated claims as markers of trustworthy supplements. One example is Kyowa Hakko's branded ingredient Cognizin Citicoline, which is backed by more than 30 clinical studies.
In the release, Kyowa Hakko reported that discussions about the regulation of the supplement industry, which the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) oversees under its subcategory of food, received a great reception among attendees. This is due in part to the recent surge in news articles discussing the role of dietitians and experts endorsing products, with transparency being the key take-away. Also discussed: Guiding consumers on how to choose better gummies.
"From the participation and enthusiasm of both the livestream and in-person audience to the transparency, with which we pride ourselves on as the trusted supplier and partner for our customers and consumers, combined with the diversity of these women of science-focused event, supported everything that we passionately believe in," said Kyowa Hakko U.S.A. President, Gerard Adams, in a post event interview.