We are proud to announce that we are working with NASA on a proprietary B Complex formula to be utilized in a trial to assess astronauts for Spaceflight-Associated Neuro-ocular Syndrome (SANS).
What is SANS (Spaceflight Associated Neuro-ocular Syndrome)?
It’s a syndrome that leads to eye and brain changes in astronauts during long-duration space flights.
The Incidence rate of SANS is approximately 70% as per NASA.
Space Station Astronauts can often experience some amount of swelling in the back of their eyes and changes in their brain structure.
What Causes SANS?
During long-duration space flights, astronauts experience weightlessness for long durations.
The headward fluid Shifts that occur due to this weightlessness caused by microgravity are the primary reason for SANS.
It causes blood and cerebrospinal fluid to shift toward the head and is believed to be the underlying cause of the eye and brain structural changes.
SYMPTOMS of Spaceflight Associated Neuro-ocular Syndrome.
|Structural changes in the brain include –
|Eye Changes Includes –
Working with NASA to Help Create a Nutritional Formula to Support our Astronauts in Space.
After careful consideration of ingredients that can help with this issue, we collaborated with Senior Scientist for NASA’s Nutritional Biochemistry department, Sara R. Zwart Ph.D. to create a Customized B Complex Formula developed in Partnership with NASA’s Johnson Space Center.
The trial will work to assess the benefits of using nutritional supplementation to negate the symptoms of an astronaut’s spaceflight-associated neuro-ocular syndrome (SANS).
Working with NASA and the Science behind our Formulas.
It’s a privilege for us to work with a national organization like NASA to develop a custom supplementation formula using our state-of-the-art online formulator technology for their astronauts to address the effects of SANS.
We are honored that NASA reached out to us with the challenge of manufacturing this comprehensive formulation for this very important trial.
Personalized Nutrients will be providing further updates on this trial as it commences once the astronauts are in space flight.
Stay tuned for more details on this exciting project.