Viridian Organic Brahmi 300mg 60 capsules

Viridian Organic Brahmi 300mg 60 capsules

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What is Organic Brahmi?

(Bacopa monnieri)

Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri) is an adaptogenic herb that has been used traditionally to boost longevity and enhance cognitive function. Bacopa monnieri is commonly grown in the Asian region, predominantly India, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Vietnam, in wet tropical environments.

Present since Ayurvedic times, Brahmi shows promise in exerting memory-enhancing and anxiety-reducing effects, making it a useful nootropic. Brahmi’s memory-enhancing properties have been attributed to the presence of saponins, namely bacosides A and B, in the plant. Other active constituents include D-mannitol, betulic acid, alkaloids and stigmasterols. In supplemental form, the aerial part of the plant is predominantly used for the suggested benefits. According to research, it is suggested that health improvements are most likely to occur at least 8-12 weeks after supplementation.

What does brahmi do?

MEMORY ENHANCEMENT-

Numerous trials conducted on Brahmi extracts have shown beneficial effects on memory retention and cognitive performance. In a study conducted by C. Stough et. Al on 62 participants, 2x150mg of daily Bacopa extract significantly improved performance in cognitive tests after 90 days of supplementation. In particular, the intervention group showed improvements in the spatial working memory task.

This result was also observed in a study conducted on 35 individuals with age-associated memory impairment, where 125mg of standardized Brahmi taken twice daily for 12 weeks showed notable improvements in mental control, logical memory and paired associated learning tests. After analyzing improvements from baseline to week 12, 10 individuals in the intervention group observed a total improvement over 21%, whereas the placebo group did not experience any total improvement over 20% .

In a trial conducted on 54 healthy elderly individuals, standardized Bacopa monnieri extract at 300mg daily for 12 weeks improved delayed recall memory scores compared to placebo. Additionally, Bacopa subjects experienced improved Stroop task reaction times, further suggesting a potential benefit of Brahmi on cognitive performance.

Another study that examined the effects of Brahmi on brain activity was carried out on 60 healthy elderly volunteers, where a daily dose of 300-600mg was administered for 12 weeks. Four domains of working memory, including attention, continuity of attention, quality of memory and speed of memory were measured with computerized tests. Both groups that were supplemented with Brahmi achieved significantly better scores in memory and attention tests at 4 weeks, 8 weeks and 12 weeks of the intervention compared to placebo. Interestingly, individuals responded better to doses of 300mg/day vs 600mg/day.


Another study conducted by Morgan et. Al on 81 Australian elderly participants similarly observed improved memory retention and acquisition after 300mg/day supplementation for 12 weeks.

It is suggested that B. monnieri may enhance neuronal density in the hippocampus, which is an area in the brain that is critical to memory and learning7. Additionally, Brahmi may suppress the function of an enzyme, AChE, which is responsible for breaking down neurotransmitters in the brain, such as acetylcholine. Thus, the increased abundance of acetylcholine in the brain enhances cognitive processing and memory capacity (Figure 4)7.

 

INGREDIENTS

Directions: As a food supplement, take one capsule daily with food, or as directed by your healthcare professional.

 

One capsule provides:

Ingredient Weight %EC NRV
Organic Brahmi Leaf  300mg
Vegan Capsule       100mg