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Bacopa Monneri Extract

What is Bacopa monneri extract?

Bacopa monneri, commonly known as Brahmi, is a creeping herb native to the wetlands of southern and eastern India. The herb has been prescribed in Ayurvedic medicine for centuries, either alone or in combination with other herbs. The actives of the ingredient are bacosides, belonging to saponins class of compounds. These actives are known for its health benefits such as memory and learning enhancer; enhance cognitive ability, memory and learning skills, also believed to prevent brain aging, re-establish youth, promote healthy longevity, strengthen brain, and is a well-known stress reliever. The above benefits of bacopa have been traditionally associated with ayurveda. Extracts are extracted from the herb, precipitated & purified, and the precipitate is analyzed by HPLC for the presence of bacosides as active ingredients.

What are the causes of Memory and Cognition Loss?

Sleep deprivation
Sleep provides us with rest and plays an essential role by relieving us of our everyday stress. Disrupted sleep will result in disturbed mental activity in terms of memory recall and executive functioning of brain which ultimately affects the daily functions. Better and improved sleep is vital to enhance the cognitive functions and memory.

Stress and Depression
Stress & depression have become quite common is affecting our ability to work and recollect events, so on. Over-utilization of human potential and demand has led to increased unhealthy food habits and lifestyle which induces paramount of stress.

The unnecessary intake of medicines to relive from “lifestyle” induced health concerns have an irrevocable effect on our well-being. Regular intake of synthetic anti-depressants to cope up with daily stress instead of safe and natural supplements can harm the natural stress relieving process.

Memory Loss due to Stroke
Decreased blood circulation can have damaging effect on the supply of nutrients to brain and result in poor function of memory & cognitive related activities.

Metabolic Disorders
Metabolic disorders such as weight gain, diabetes can have a detrimental effect on the brain health due decreased antioxidant capacity of the brain. This process of inhibiting the cause factors for memory disturbance resulted in net improvement of memory function, memory recall, attention span and decreased the time taken to focus on intellectual thinking. Hence, Bacopa extract can be used in management of memory and cognitive disorders.

Health Benefits of Bacopa Monnieri

Improved Memory and Cognition

Studies have proved that the extract reduces the enzymes involved in the impairment of natural memory and cognitive activities in daily life.

Reduced Anxiety and Stress

Bacopa extract reduces the hormone responsible for inducing stress and anxiety, also related behavioural changes. This will enhance memory and cognitive functions. The improved stress management ability of the brain enhances its performance and help in overall functioning of the brain.

Boost Brain Health

Bacopa extract increases endogenous antioxidant enzymes (known for protecting brain cells and tissues from harmful free radicals). This process of increased activity of enzymes involved in defensive action helps in protecting the brain lipids from being oxidized by free radicals, which further helps in improved blood circulation and functioning of brain. The extract improves the overall health of the brain cells and tissues for enhanced memory and cognitive process.

Bacopa Extract:

Backed by Scientific Clinical Studies

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In a double blind randomized, placebo-controlled study, the extract was given for 12 weeks (a dose of 300mg/day). Bacopa extract significantly improved verbal learning, memory acquisition, and delayed recall. (J.Altern.Complement.Med.16, 735–739, 2010)

In a double blind randomized, placebo-controlled study, the extract was given for 16 weeks (a dose of 250mg/day). Study found that Bacopa extract produced significant improvement on mental control, logical memory and associated learning. (Indian. J.Psychiatry 48, 238–242. 2006)

In a double blind randomized, placebo-controlled study, the extract was given for 16 weeks (a dose of 300mg/day). Study found that the extract significantly improved the performance on the 'working memory' factor, more specifically spatial working memory accuracy. (Phytother.Res.22, 1629–1634. 2008)

In a double blind randomized, placebo-controlled study, the extract was given for 18 weeks (a dose of 300mg/day). Study found that extract decreases the rate of forgetting newly acquired information, tasks assessing ability, attention, verbal and visual short-term memory, and the retrieval of pre-experimental knowledge. (Neuropsycho- pharmacology 27,279–281. 2002)

Extraction process of Bacopa Extract

Bacopa leaves/herb is cultivated as per good agricultural and harvesting practices. The herb is dried under controlled temperature and hygienic conditions. The dried leaves are extracted by aq/alcohol method. The extracted liquid is concentrated to remove aq/alcohol to semi-solid and it is further dried under controlled temperature to get free flowing powder. The bacopa powder extract is analyzed through instrumental analysis by HPLC for total Bacosides and other quality parameters as per specifications.