Bacopa's Long Traditional Use for Brain Health

July 22, 2013 | Byron J. Richards, Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist

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 Bacopa's Long Traditional Use for Brain Health
Bacopa is an herb from Ayurveda dating back to 3500 BC. Bacopa has been used since that early time primarily for boosting memory, rejuvenation, increasing longevity and promoting childbearing.  Of particular interest is that it was often employed to help develop a photographic memory.

Modern science has conducted numerous experiments trying to identify the mechanisms of bacopa benefits. It has been shown to raise both the serotonin and choline systems of nerve transmission. The most recent study has shown that it protects nerves while boosting the levels of BDNF, one of the most important signals for brain rejuvenation.

A variety of studies have shown that it helps short-, medium-, and long-term memory, including acquisition, consolidation, and retention of information.

Bacopa has over 5,000 years of use assisting individuals with healthier brain function. Modern science is proving its benefits. It can not only help solve problems, it can help promote human ability.

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