AOR, Bacopa Enlighten, 60 vcaps
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Bacopa Enlighten - 60 caps, aor vitamins supplements
AOR, Bacopa Enlighten, 60 vcaps is manufactured by AOR Supplements
- Protects the nervous system
- Boosts antioxidant defense
- Helps with memory and other mental functions
Bacopa Enlighten is Bacopa monnieri Linn, a herb used in traditional Ayurvedic medicine for support of cognitive function.
|| 60 Vegi-Caps
|Serving Size: 1 Vegi-Caps
|Amount Per Serving
|Bacopa monnieri [Brahmi] 30:1 extract* (50% bacosides A & B)
|Non-medicinal ingredients: microcrystalline cellulose. Capsule:hypromellose, water.*Equivalent to 9000 mg Bacopa monnieri Linn (whole plant).
that no ingredients not listed on the label have been added to the
product. Contains no wheat, gluten, corn, nuts, dairy, soy, eggs, fish,
shellfish or any animal byproducts.
Adult Dosage: Take 1 capsule daily, or as directed by a qualified health care practitioner.
Cautions: Consult a health care practitioner for use beyond 3 months. May cause nausea, dry mouth and fatigue.
Pregnancy/Nursing: Do not use
Bacopa monnieri Linn (Whole plant, standardized extract).
- Cognitive support
An Ancient Tradition
Bacopa monniera Linn (formerly Herpestis monniera),
or water hyssop, is a creeping annual plant with succulent leaves and
delicate mauve flowers. While it can be found throughout the world in
marshy areas, Bacopa is revered in India, where it is known as Brahmi.
The observation that this beautiful botanical supports cognitive
function and promotes tranquility goes back to the very beginnings of
Ayurveda, the traditional medical system of India. The two core Vedic
medical texts, the Caraka Samhita (first to sixth centuries CE) and the
Sushruta Samhita, which may go back into the early centuries BCE, both
speak of its ability to provide a wide range of benefits to mental
function. The later Bhavprakasa Varg-Prakarana informed readers that
Brahmi “acts as a brain tonic and promotes longevity.”
The Gateway to Infant Intelligence
today, newborn babies in India are ceremonially anointed with Bacopa in
the belief that it will open the gateway of intelligence, and children
are given Bacopa teas and syrups to promote their mental development. In
such a cultural context, it is therefore not surprising that most of
the earlier human Bacopa trials were performed in children. In one
double-blind, placebo controlled study, 110 boys aged 10 to 13 of
average intelligence (as measured on IQ tests) took either a Bacopa
supplement or a dummy wafer every day for 9 months. Before and after
starting the supplement program, the boys took a battery of tests for
brain function, including intelligence, memory, and reaction time. At
the end of the trial, there were no significant improvements in the
cognitive functioning of the boys who had been given the dummy wafers.
But math skills, direct memories, and several subtests of a variation on
the IQ tests were all significantly improved in the boys who took the
Anxiety, Productivity & Blood Pressure
have now also been performed in adults. One of them focused on people
with anxiety disorders – another aspect of cognitive function for which
Bacopa is traditionally believed to be helpful. After four weeks of
taking a Bacopa syrup, a group of 35 workers with anxiety were found to
have improved memory, less anxiety, better social adjustment (as
measured by the Asthana-Bell adjustment inventory), and less mental
fatigue at work – something measurable in terms of greater work output.
The supplement also very slightly lowered their systolic blood pressure,
from 117 to 112 mmHg.
Good Things Take Time
of these effects were mild, however – probably because of the short
duration of the trial. A longer (twelve-week), better-designed study on
the brain-boosting powers of Bacopa has given the herb a much stronger
endorsement. Australian researchers performed a double-blind,
placebo-controlled study involving 46 healthy men and women. The whole
group took a battery of neuropsychological tests. Then, half of this
group took 300 mg daily of a Bacopa supplement (carefully standardized
to contain at least 50% of the two known active markers, bacosides A and
B) while the other half took a placebo.
The participants were
re-tested five weeks later, and again at the twelve week mark. No
significant differences between the folks taking the real supplement and
those taking the bogus pill were reported after the first five weeks – a
fact which might explain why the effects in the four-week syrup study,
discussed above, were so mild. But at the end of the twelve-week study,
compared to the group taking the placebo pill, men and women
supplementing with Bacopa showed significant improvements in cognitive
function, processing visual information 15% faster as measured by the
inspection time (IT) test, showing a 14% greater rate of learning, a 33%
lower rate of forgetting, verbal information, along with a remarkable
108% better ability to consolidate new information without interference
from previously-learned data (“proactive interference”) – all detected
by Rey’s Auditory Verbal Learning Test (AVLT), still the standard for
verbal learning tests.
Safe and Sound
side effects were seen in the study, the most notable being an increase
in thirst and urination. And, interestingly, the people taking Bacopa
actually suffered fewer headaches than did those getting the dummy
Neuroprotective Effects in Animals
animal studies have given us some exciting clues about the potential
neuroprotective effects of this Ayurvedic secret. Bacopa has been shown
to protect animals from drug-induced memory losses and the depletion of
the key memory neurotransmitter acetylcholine in the hippocampus – the
seahorse-shaped organ of the brain responsible for sorting new
information for storage into memory. It has also been found to increase
the synthesis of new protein in the rodent brain. But the most exciting
of the recent animal studies shows that Bacopa boosts the brain’s
production of the key protective antioxidant enzymes superoxide
dismutase (SOD), glutathione peroxidase (GSH-Px), and catalase (CAT). In
this, Bacopa is closely paralleling the effects of deprenyl
(selegiline), a drug prescribed for Parkinson’s disease, which is also
being taken by many people in the life extension movement because animal
studies suggest that it has potent anti-aging effect. Remarkably,
however, the effects of Bacopa were shown to be even broader ranging
than those of deprenyl: Bacopa cranked up levels of these enzymes in
every tested area of the brain, while deprenyl failed to upregulate
these enzymes in the hippocampus.
brain function and relieving anxiety, while gearing up the brain’s
ability to defend itself from free radical assault, Bacopa forges new
steel from the carbon of ancient wisdom and the iron of today’s
ways to protect improve the function of the brain is a common concern.
Some of the natural ingredients that people are using to improve brain
function include antioxidants, botanicals and herbal supplements.
Enlighten is an extract of a traditional Ayurvedic plant that has been
safely used for centuries to support the function of the brain. It has
powerful protective effects on the brain and nervous system and has been
found in clinical studies to boost mental function.
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