The importance of Bacopa for the prevention of Alzheimer’s
Recent studies have confirmed that Bacopa increases memory and cognition, and can help prevent Alzheimer’s.
Researchers from the Medical College of Khon of Thailand Kaen University conducted a study on 60 elderly volunteers with an average age of 63. They administered a mix of herbs called Brahmi – botanical name Bacopa monnieri for three months.
Before and after the treatment period, the researchers tested the subjects’ memory abilities, attention span, cognitive processing speed, and reaction time. Their brain cell functions were estimated. Subjects were observed during and four weeks after treatment. The typical double blind test was performed.
The experiment was divided into two groups, one was given a placebo treatment and the other was given 300 mg to 500 mg of a set of herbs extracted from Bacopa.
Significant improvements in cognitive functions, including increased memory, longer attention spans and better reaction times, were noted on the group treated with Brahmi.
A recent clinical report also found that 100 milligrams per day of Bacopa can significantly improve symptoms of schizophrenia. This data comes from India’s Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute.
Bacopa treatment becomes a breakthrough in neurological degenerative pathologies, the main conclusion of these studies is that the Ayurvedic herb, Bacopa, helps to increase knowledge, reduce anxiety, prevent dementia and become one of the first potentially useful treatments. in cases of Alzheimer’s.
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