It turns out that elephants really do have legendary recall power. And surprisingly, older elephants are better at making crucial decisions, which seems to be a major part of their survival mechanism.
Fortunately, you don’t have to be an elephant to have a powerful memory and a healthy brain that functions at its best.
In Ayurvedic medicine, bacopa has an age-old reputation for being an effective and powerful herb for enhancing memory and combating stress.
Extracted from the leaves of the bacopa monniera plant, bacopa has been used to boost cognitive health since time immemorial. Its biological effects are well documented in traditional and scientific literature.
A 2012 clinical study, reported by PubMed, concluded that bacopa clearly has cognitive-enhancing effects; and across studies, bacopa improved performance on 9 of 17 human test subjects in the area of recall.
In Ayurvedic medicine, bacopa is widely used as an antioxidant therapy for the brain. It increases concentration and focus, and enhances learning and memory.
The most documented effects of the bacopa plant, plant extracts, and isolated bacosides, are on cognition and memory functions, on their anxiety-reducing effects, and on their role in managing convulsive disorders.
From youth to maturity, we can all use a boost in brain function.
Bacopa was traditionally given to children to boost brain power, and two recent studies in the Journal of Alternative Medicine Review demonstrated improved brain function in children who took bacopa. It is also shown to assist people with ADD and ADHD.
As people age, brain decline is common. Research shows that the compounds in bacopa positively influence brain cells, and even help brain tissue regenerate.
In a randomized double-blind placebo-controlled study, healthy elderly people received either a standardized extract of bacopa monnieri or placebo once daily for 12 weeks.
The results? Participants who received bacopa showed significant improvement in attention, overall mood, cognitive processing, and working memory.
In long-term bacopa supplementation, studies show great promise in forestalling the rapid degeneration associated with Alzheimer’s diseases, and other age-related diseases.
Talk about brain food!
Bacopa is a true neuro adaptogen, which means it helps the body adapt to new or stressful situations.
This ancient herb has been used traditionally and in modern times by Ayurvedic practitioners to help people regulate mood swings and reduce stress and tension.
The Human Effect Matrix looks at human studies, rather than animal and in vitro studies, to determine the effects of a substance on the human body.
The Human Effect Matrix studies on how bacopa affects the human brain showed highly consistent results, which concluded that, “Bacopa appears to prevent rises in anxiety.”
It seems to boost the brain and nervous system's resistance to stress by interacting with the dopamine and serotonin systems.
But bacopa’s main mechanism is enhancing the rate at which the nervous system communicates. It does this by increasing the growth of nerve endings, also called dendrites, to promote neuron communication.
More studies show bacopa’s ability to provide relief to patients with anxiety disorders. In a clinical study by the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, the total anxiety level of each patient was assessed, and then compared with the total anxiety level in the patients after 4 weeks of taking the bacopa extract.
The results suggest that treatment with the bacopa extract helped to lower anxiety levels significantly.
Bacopa monnieri doesn’t only help maintain your brain. It has many other remarkable properties for restoring health.
Antioxidants: you’ve heard of their benefits, but maybe you’re not exactly sure how they work. Picture the bottom-feeders in a fish-tank. They suck up all the gunk from the bottom of the container. Think of antioxidants as molecular-sized scavengers in your body.
When molecules in your body oxidize, they can create cellular by-products, called free-radicals. These free-radicals are normal, but having too many can wreak havoc on our cellular structures. Antioxidants from foods or supplements slow down, or even prevent, the oxidation of other molecules.
Bacopa is found to protect against oxidative damage and to enhance antioxidant activity in other organs, like the kidneys.
Further research on epilepsy, bronchitis, asthma, irritable bowel syndrome, and gastric ulcers also support the uses of this ancient Ayurvedic herb.
Bacopa is prescribed in India and Pakistan as a cardiac tonic, digestive aid, and to improve respiratory function.
And bacopa’s antioxidant properties may even offer protection from free radical damage in cardiovascular disease and certain types of cancer.
The brain isn’t the only organ that benefits from bacopa’s health-promoting compounds. The liver is the body’s main detoxifying organ, and studies suggest bacopa may encourage healthy liver function. With the daily onslaught of toxins in our environment and food, finding safe, natural compounds that support liver function is vital.
The Ancient Health Care Bacopa supplement is formulated with Bacopin®, and contains 20% bacosides—which enhance memory and promote nerve impulse transmission by repairing damaged neurons.
Bacosides are known to inhibit lipid peroxidation, or the degradation of lipids (fats) in the body.
This is the process in which free radicals "steal" electrons from the lipids in cell membranes, resulting in cell damage.
In this way, bacopa helps prevent damage to cortical neurons. Cortical neurons are the cells of the brain's largest region, the two hemispheres of the cerebral cortex.
These neurons are connected to most of the brain’s complex activity that enables thought, perception, and voluntary movement.
The nerve cells communicate through chemical and electrical signaling, and often use molecules called neurotransmitters to send messages to each other.
So bacopa truly has the ability to upgrade your command center . . . making your mind and thought processes quicker and more agile!
Taking bacopa supplements can help your brain function better and boost your overall well-being, but do you know what’s in yours?
Unfortunately, most supplements don’t have the doses you need to get results.
They may have insubstantial amounts of the active components, or you may be getting little more than a capsule filled with powders chock full of heavy metals.
What’s more, the powders may not be fresh, and can be processed with harsh ingredients that destroy or degrade bacopa's healthful components.
At best, you're pouring your money down the drain and not benefiting your health.
At worst, these supplements may actually be doing your body more harm than good.
I'm Amish Shah, and I founded Ancient Health Care after I received a devastating health diagnosis while I was just in my thirties.
By returning to my roots of Ayurvedic medicine, I resolved my personal health crises, and transformed my body, mind, and soul. Today I feel happier and more energized than ever.
Now I'm on a mission to improve modern lives by reviving powerful plants used in the ancient science of Ayurveda.
After finding out how many supplement companies dupe the public with inferior products that offer little or no benefit, I decided to take matters into my own hands. I was determined to provide the highest quality supplements, from seed to manufacturing to table.
We go straight to the source, working with plant-based farms in India.
In partnering with an organization that owns over 40,000 acres of farms, we are helping to support over 6,000 village farmers, and employ 120 scientists who study the soil and plants.
These farms are built on a sustainable framework to ensure the longevity of the farms and their farmers.
They believe in organically farmed, naturally cultivated plants. And that’s what we believe in too.
Ancient Health Care Bacopa is organically farmed, gluten Free, non GMO, and soy free
A portion of your Ancient Health Care purchases is given to empower the farmers, laborers, doctors, organizations, and individuals who make this ancient science available.
Is your modern lifestyle tearing you away from the well-being you were born to have?
So many of us in the modern world suffer from crushing stress, anxiety, brain fog, depression . . . and chronic ailments that modern medicine fails to resolve.
Bacopa is your next easy step toward renewing your health.
But not just any bacopa brand off the shelf will give you the results you desire. You need the highest quality supplement, without additives, preservatives or GMOs.
So before you forget . . . order Ancient Health Care Bacopa today.
Your brain will thank you for it.
And you and everyone around you will appreciate your lowered tension and anxiety, and your overall sunny disposition.
> Improve overall cognitive health
> Increase short term memory storage
> Reduce anxiety and stress
> Optimize liver health
> Strengthen antioxidant activity