Bacopa Powder Extract
Bacopa is a perennial plant commonly sourced from India with characteristic long, succulent leaves and small white flowers. It is well known in Ayurvedic medicine for memory and neurological protection. Extracts of Bacopa are known for cognitive enhancement, brain protection to preserve functioning (especially prefrontal cortex and hippocampus), and lowered inflammation. It is a beautiful preventative medicine for those at risk of Alzheimer’s and other diseases that destroy cognition as well as a supportivedaily supplement for brain maintenance and performance.
Bacopa’s protective mechanisms are observed primarily in the hippocampus, known as our memory center, and the prefrontal cortex, which is responsible for a great amount of our higher cognitive functioning. The prefrontal cortex aids us in social functioning. Beta-amyloid plaque in the hippocampus is responsible for some of the memory loss associated with Alzheimer’s. Bacopa is able to prevent buildup of plaque, reduce inflammation, and protect DNA from damage. As DNA replicates, mutations from injury can also, and Bacopa can help with this. It has an amazing ability to regulate nitric oxide, a chemical that directs and regulates cerebral blood flow. Many of its benefits work on the central nervous system, helping protect the brain against degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, dementia, and many effects thought to be common conditions of aging. We know now that many symptoms of aging are from DNA damage throughout the lifetime.
Oxidative stress is a culprit in many diseases of the brain and body, a main contributing factor in aging and its side effects. Bacopa helps relieve this from the source of all functioning - the brain! Its longevity potential combats the epigenetic effects of toxins over the lifetime, and helps increase the lifespan of older adults. If taken regularly early in life, it helps one age with grace and protect sharpness of mind through the years.
Bacopa powder extract is found in Cymbiotika’s Golden Mind: Advanced Brain Nutrients to enhance memory, cognition, and preserve brain health. Stress can damage memory and lower attention to detail, making Bacopa a natural addition to our brain formula for those who need sharp focus. Combined with other incredible brain-powering nutrients in a micelle delivery form, it is the highest performing and bioavailable brain nutrient blend on the market. Golden Mind is the gold standard of nootropic brain formulas intended for optimum mental performance, cognitive protection, and enhanced communication between the gut and central nervous system for optimum state of being.
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Works Cited & Clinical Research
Human studies published in the last 10 years
The Ayurvedic plant Bacopa monnieri inhibits inflammatory pathways in the brain
Bacopa monnieri as an Antioxidant Therapy to Reduce Oxidative Stress in the Aging Brain
Neurocognitive Effect of Nootropic Drug Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri) in Alzheimer´s Disease
Neuropharmacological Review of the Nootropic Herb Bacopa monnieri