Ingredient Check: Bacopa Monnieri and its BenefitsAdmin
Are you curious why Vivolor® Memory Support customers say that their lives improved since they started taking Vivolor daily? The secret is not really a secret. The science behind each ingredient is described in the ingredients section of our website. We’ll take a look at bacopa monnieri and how this potent ingredient improves cognitive function. There are 289 human studies of bacopa including 9 studies in humans that are randomized, controlled trials (highest level of evidence). This is quite a bit of evidence that bacopa has the potential to improve cognitive performance and improve thinking speed and attention.
Bacopa monnieri is a herb that has been widely used in traditional Indian Ayurvedic medicine for 1000s of years. It is available in different parts of the world including Southern and Eastern India, Australia, Europe, Africa, Asia and North and South America.
Bacopa is widely known to be used for memory loss, improving memory, increasing brain blood flow and even improving intelligence. Bacopa increases some brain chemicals that improve thinking, learning and retaining information, although research is inconclusive on some of these uses.
Here are some of the most common benefits of using bacopa monnieri:
Bacopa monnieri contains powerful antioxidants
Antioxidants help protect the body from potentially harmful molecules called free radicals. By taking food that contains antioxidants, you lower the chances of getting chronic conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and other cancers. These free radicals are also an issue in the progression of memory loss.
One study showed that rats with dementia when treated with bacopa monnieri showed less free radical damage. It also reversed the signs of memory loss in the rats.
Bacopa monnieri helps reduce inflammation
When your body detects disease, its natural response is inflammation. Inflammation has been associated with chronic conditions like cancer, diabetes, kidney and heart diseases as well as memory loss.
Studies showed that bacopa monnieri was able to suppress the release of pro-inflammatory cytokines. Pro-inflammatory cytokines are molecules that stimulate and perpetuate the inflammatory response.
Bacopa monnieri may help boost brain function
A 12-week study was conducted among 46 healthy adults who take 300mg of bacopa monnieri daily. The results showed that they have significant improvement in processing visual information, learning rate, and memory.
Bacopa monnieri may help prevent anxiety and stress
Bacopa monnieri is also considered as an adaptogenic herb. This means that it is capable of increasing your body’s resistance to stress.
Bacopa monnieri may help lower blood pressure levels
Research shows that bacopa monnieri helps prevent high blood pressure by helping keep blood pressure within a healthy range.
A study conducted in animals showed that bacopa monnieri helped reduce both systolic and diastolic blood pressure levels. This helps result in improved blood flow and lower blood pressure.
Bacosides can help fight cancer
Bacosides, the active class of compounds found in bacopa monnieri, can kill aggressive brain tumor cells which help fight brain cancer. Bacopa monnieri also fought skin and breast cancer cell deaths. The tests were conducted on animals and may need more tests in humans.
Side Effects of Bacopa Monnieri
Bacopa monnieri can potentially cause mild digestive problems including nausea, stomach cramps and diarrhea.
Bacopa is a mild, natural option that appears to have neuroprotective effects and aid in both prevention of cognitive deficits as well as faster information processing speed and improved brain function. Vivolor Memory Support contains generous doses of bacopa as well as 8 other natural ingredients that also have evidence of their diverse benefits on cognition.