September 2014: The Neurophenols team will presenting at the BENEFIQ, an international forum on health ingredients, which will be held on September 24-25th 2014 in Québec City.

Juin 2014: Alexandre Dal-Pan, Post-doc researcher at INAF, has participated at ISANH Congress at Lisbonne, the june 5th 2014.

December 2013: Nutrineuro laboratory has participated at the last meeting of the Institute of Nutrition Aquitaine Québec (INAQ), the december 10th 2013, in Bordeaux.

October 2013: Julien Bensalem, ACTIV’INSIDE PhD student linked to NUTRINEURO laboratory, won a Young Investigator Award at the " 6th International Congress on Polyphenols and Health" (ICPH6), in Buenos Aires (Argentina), the october 19th 2013.

May 2013: The Neurophenols Project was awarded for the Prix Agrimip des Lycéens 2013. This award is given to honor collaborative projects between scientific, technological, industrial and organizational large groups and academic research, in France (Aquitaine, Bretagne, Pays de la Loire) and Canada (Québec).



  • How do polyphenols work?

As natural antioxidants, polyphenols prevent the cells oxidation and thus fight cellular aging. The antioxidant action of polyphenols can be explained by several mechanisms. They are able to trap free radicals responsible for oxidative stress, as well as improve the bodies antioxidant capacity by protecting other endogenous antioxidants such as vitamin E. Polyphenols can also neutralize some metals (iron and copper mainly) involved in the production of superoxide ions. Polyphenols also have anti-inflammatory effects.