THE BENEFITS OF BACOPA MONNIERI
There is an extract of a little known herb called Bacopa that can dramatically increase your brain function and memory. It may even help prevent dementia and Alzheimers's Disease. Its theraputic use has its origins in traditional Ayurvedic medicine, where it has been used for its adaptogenic, tranquilizing and antioxidant properties.
THINGS TO BE AWARE OF
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Cautions: Take capsules with food. Has been known to slow heart rate, can conflict with any medications that might be involved. Do not take Bacopa monnieri if you're taking any antidepressant or antipsychotic medication that is metabolized by cytochrome P450 enzymes, such as Sertraline hydrochloride (trade names Zoloft and Lustral). Bacopa can affect the way these medications are metabolized and eliminated from the body, thereby allowing too much or too little of the drug to enter the blood. There may be danger of underdose or overdose.
Supports the Brain-
The active compounds are known as Bacosides, are beginning to be evaluated for their effects on the brain and human health. Research has shown to positively influence brain cells that prompt the regeneration of brain tissue.
Adaptogenic or hormonal modulationg action increses the body's resistance and endurance to a wide variety of adverse influences from physical, chemical and biological stressors, assisting the body's ability to cope and adapt.
Promotes Liver Health-
The Liver is the bodies main detoxifying organ and promotes beautiful skin. Brahmi has been shown to be useful for encouraging liver function following toxic damage.
Brahmi has been shown to increase the utilization of nitirc oxide in the body and also appears to encourage vascular muscle function. Not the most well known benefit but still usefull when taking it.
Brahmi is known to provide protection against oxidative damage, a type of cellular damage caused by free radicals. The herb has also been shown to enhance antioxidant activity in other organs.
Researchers have discovered that Bacosides may be helpful for enhancing the benefits of Morphine while reducing the high. Also studies show they offer protection to organcs affected by opiate toxicity
Low blood sugar in infants can be fatal. Bacosieds have been shown to be highly-active compounds that exhibite heuron protecting effects in Hypoclycemic infants.