BACOPA EXTRACT 225 MG (AYURVEDIC), 225 milligram tablet, 250 tablets per bottle
Bacopa extract is a supplement which is primarily composed of Bacopa whole plant extract derived from the plant Bacopa. This plant is a marine plant under the family of Plantaginceae. The other common name of this plant is Water Hyssop. It is a perennial plant which stands erect and has many stems. Such stems are hairy and leaves are regular in shape either in the form of round or elongated. The plant also bears flowers which may come in white, blue or purple color. It is grown and cultivated by seed propagation or stem fragment dispersal. The leaves of this plant have a similar scent to that of a lemon. Bacopa is commonly found in tropical areas of the world specifically in Asia and America. Since the olden times, this plant is widely used as an herbal medicine in the Ayurvedic community.
Bacopa extract is available in 225 milligram tablets. Each tablet contains 20 % of the active ingredient of Bacopa whole plan extract called bacosides and 12 % calcium. Other ingredients of this supplement are dibasic calcium phosphate, stearic acid, colloidal silicon dioxide and modified cellulose gum. To start with, calcium is important for the body because it can promote bone health and strength. It is also involved in the contraction and relaxation of body muscles most especially that of the heart. Calcium is also essential in the proper regulation of body metabolism and electrolyte balance.
More specifically, Bacopa is useful for the enhancement of memory and cognitive activities. In Ayurvedic medicine, it is its primary role to improve the health of the nervous system and promote optimum functioning. Human studies have been conducted and revealed that it significantly supports thinking skills and memory span. In animal studies, it showed that Bacopa protects memory centers which are prone to damage. It also reduces the effects of stress on the critical areas of the brain. Furthermore, Bacopa is also believed to increase the individual’s ability to concentrate and his/her attention span. Also, the active flavonoids in Bacopa have a powerful protective role in the synapses of the nerves. Anatomically, nerve impulses are conducted along synapses. In fact, degenerated synapses are among the reasons why memory and cognition is weakened.
As mentioned above, Bacopa contains flavonoids called bacopasides. These flavonoids are antioxidants which greatly protect the entire body from free radical damage. Antioxidants neutralize free radicals which can cause harm to the body. Free radicals are natural end – products of body processes which can damage cells and tissues and even alter cellular division during its DNA replication phase. This may be considered serious because it can cause abnormal growth and malignancies. Antioxidants are also helpful in delaying the onset of ageing and slowing the progress of such process.
|Supplement Facts for 225 mg Tablet|
Serving Size: 2 tablets
Calcium 120 mg 12%
Bacopa Whole Plant Extract (20% bacosides A+B) 450 mg †
Other Ingredients: dibasic calcium phosphate, stearic acid, colloidal silicon dioxide, modified cellulose gum.