Dr Stefano Scoglio PD ND
Stefano Scoglio is the Director of the Nutritherapy Research Center, a research institute affiliated with the Department of Natural Sciences at the University of Urbino, Italy. As such, he has been coordinating, for the last 6 years, the laboratory and clinical studies performed on the health benefits of the microalgae Aphanizomenon flos aquae from Klamath Lake, USA. The Centre focuses its research activity on the concept of primordial nutrition, includine microalgae, probiotics and digestive enzymes.
He has published books and articles both in scientific and popular journals on nutrition, and complementary medecine, on microalgae, probiotics and enzymes.
Besides his research activity, dr. Scoglio is a teacher on health and complementary medicine, is accredited by the Italian Ministry of Health as teacher of Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy for ECM courses (courses reserved to MDs and pharmacists for acquiring professional credits), and has been a speaker at various national and international medical congresses. He is an accomplished public speaker, capable of explaining in accessible terms difficult scientific and philosophical concepts and ideas.
2008 - Mind your Age®: the anti-aging, mood and attention enhancing properties of a proprietary AFA Klamath extract. Theoretical and clinical data.
A very important aspect of the aging process is the progressive slowing down of the intellectual faculties, together with a reduction of the activity and energy levels and a worsening of mood and mental alertness. In fact, generally these are the very symptoms perceived by the individual as the primary indication of one’s aging, and the ones that create the most suffering. This seems deeply related with a physiological phenomenon typical of old age, namely the modification in the dopamine and MAO enzymes metabolism. It is in fact known that dopamine on average decreases 13% every 10 years after age 40; while monoamineoxidase-B (MAO-B) enzymes increase approximately 250% after age 50. Substances capable of counteracting this trend seem thus potentially very useful in the battle for better and slower aging. At the Nutriteraphy Research Centre, a research institute affiliated with the University of Urbino, Italy, we have focused our research on a specific AFA Klamath algae extract, and we have found that it may be the most powerful substance capable of both physiologically inhibiting MAO-B enzymes, and of supporting the production and metabolism of the neurotransmitter dopamine, as well as of its cascade. Based on these findings, we also have promoted preliminary clinical studies, performed in University clinical settings that have proven this extract to possess powerful mood-enhancing properties, as well as the ability to sustain self-esteem, counter-act anxiety, and promote general well-being.