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Ayurvedic Herb Bacopa Improves Memory
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Ayurvedic Herb Bacopa Improves Memory

Ayurvedic Herb Bacopa Improves Memory

The ancient practice of Ayurvedic medicine relies on bacopa monnieri as a nerve tonic. In this study, 60 healthy older men and women took a placebo, or 300 mg or 600 mg of bacopa monnieri per day.

After four weeks, compared to placebo, the 300 mg bacopa monnieri group had better attention quality and continuity, improvements which continued through the 12-week study and four weeks beyond.

For the 600 mg bacopa monnieri group, memory speed increased at four weeks, and from eight weeks on, both groups saw memory speed improve, continuing through four weeks beyond the end of the study. Bacopa monnieri was safe, and all participants completed the study.

Reference: Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine; Vol. 2012, Article ID 606424

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Additional Comments from Don Goldberg

Bacopa is available from Willner Chemists from several companies, as follows:

Code 40505    HIMALAYA HERBAL    BACOPA 250 MG    60    CAP    
Code 64936    PARADISE HERBS    BACOPA 250 MG ORGANIC    60    VCA
Code 62034    NATURES ANSWER    BACOPA 500 MG    90    VCA
Code 59944    PURE ENCAPSULATIONS    BACOPA MONNIERA    180    
Code 51951    DAVINCI LABS    RELORA W/BACOPA    60    VCA

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Note: A version of this article appeared in the Summer 2016 Willner Window Newsletter/Product Catalog.