DSM Nutritional Products invests in science-based innovation to address health and wellness needs in brain health


Royal  DSM,  a  global  science-based  company  active  in  health,  nutrition  and  sustainable  living  has concluded a collaboration agreement with SLS Nutraceuticals Pte Ltd., a subsidiary of Senescence Life Sciences Pte Ltd, as of  March 2019. The collaboration delivers  unique  supplementation solutions  that look to help maintain cognitive performance of an individual living under stressful modern lifestyle well
into advanced age.

The  collaboration  will  grant  DSM  Nutritional  Products  exclusive  distribution  rights  of  SLS  Nutraceuticals products;  Edge™  and  Revive™,  and  the  proprietary  ingredient  complex,  NeuroShieldTM. The  products  have been meticulously formulated to bring together western neuroscience with eastern traditional medicines.1

The products provide consumers with a sustained approach towards optimizing adult brain performance and support healthy brain ageing.  DSM will  provide  an  end-to-end solution  to  customers in the supplement and food  &  beverage  space,  with  broad  and  fast  market  access  for  consumers.  The  companies  will  also collaborate  on  further  clinical  trials  focused  on  brain  health  and  cognitive  performance.  The  Asia  Pacific region is a key focus area, with subsequent expansion beyond.

"APAC is one of the fastest growing economic regions in the world and, with this, health conscious consumers are looking for the latest innovations to keep fit and healthy. SLS Nutraceuticals is excited to partner with DSM to tackle the fastest-growing category in this region, and in nutrition at large -  brain health.”  Dr Shawn Watson, CEO and Founder of Senescence Life Sciences Pte Ltd.

A recent Health Concerns survey conducted by DSM showed that brain health and cognition are amongst the main concerns of consumers in Asia Pacific. Amid dramatic demographic shifts in the region, consumers are growing  older  and  living  longer  meaning  that  a  large  portion  of  a  population  is  collectively  and  rapidly experiencing  aging.  This  in  turn  has  significant  social  and  economic  implications.2 It  is  estimated  that  by 2030, medical costs associated with an aged society will reach US$20 Trillion.3 A growing body of scientific evidence indicates that implementing nutritional intervention strategies as part of a long-term, preventative approach could help to address the health challenges of today’s Asian society.4

“More  than  just  ingredients,  we  are  driven  by  locally  relevant  solutions  that  address  the   needs  of  our consumers  in  Asia  Pacific.  This  collaboration  is  aligned  to  our  belief  that  partnerships,  with  like-minded organizations  like  SLS  Nutraceuticals,  are  critical  to  achieve  our  purpose  of  keeping  the  worlds  growing population  healthy.”  Anand  Sundaresan,  Vice  President,  Human  Nutrition  and  Health,  DSM  Nutritional Products Asia Pacific.


1 https://www.asiabiotech.com/22/2203/22030014x.html
2 https://www.unescap.org/sites/default/files/SPPS-Factsheet-Population-Trends-v3.pdf
3 https://www.scmp.com/news/asia/east-asia/article/2009065/asias-ageing-population-cost-us20-trillion-health-care-study
4 https://www.dsm.com/markets/human-nutrition/en/talking-nutrition/healthy-aging-trends-from-this-years-5th-international-vitamin-c.html