World renowned neuroscientist Professor Andrew Scholey has joined Kiwi brain food technology company Ārepa to lead their 2021 research programme.
Scholey is known for heading up international research on the effects of food and plants on brain health and will support Ārepa’s goal to create the world’s smartest drink out of New Zealand.
Ārepa CEO and co-founder Angus Brown says to create the world’s smartest drink they need to bring on the world’s smartest people.
“Professor Scholey is the best in the business. He’s a leading international researcher into the neurocognitive effects of natural products and has published more than 250 peer-reviewed articles and we’re stoked to have him officially on the team,” he says.
Having worked for food and beverage giants across the world as well as holding the position as Director of Human Psychopharmacology at Swinburne University for 10 years, Scholey will ensure Ārepa’s clinical studies into its key New Zealand ingredients will be delivered at an internationally recognised level.
“We have four major research projects underway working with leading New Zealand universities and Crown Research Institutes which are looking at the effects of Ārepa’s patented formula on brain health and performance, which Scholey will oversee,” says Angus.
Professor Scholey helped develop the original Ārepa formula with New Zealand Neuroberry blackcurrant and pine bark extract and says he’s always been fascinated with the company’s mission.
“I believe Ārepa has something special in the brain food space, their commitment to research-driven development is really impressive and their drink is one of a kind. This has potential to make a huge difference in people's lives,” he says.
Ārepa has published one clinical study to date and has four underway with its next one (pictured below) due to be published October 2021 around brainwave activity and memory in stressed university students.
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