Bacopa Monnieri

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Bacopa Monieri

Overview

Bacopa Monnieri, also known as Brahmi, is a plant used extensively in traditional Indian Ayurvedic medicine. Bacopa offers an impressive list of nutritional and health benefits.


Mechanism

Acetylcholine is an important means of communition for the brain cells. Bacopa Monnieri prevents the breakdown of acetylcholine and thus improves the brain function. This drastically improves the concentration and focus during gaming.


Benefits

  • Improves memory and supports cognitive capacity
  • Helps sustain attention
  • Reduces anxiety leading to less distraction

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References

  • Pase MP, Kean J, Sarris J, Neale C, Scholey AB, Stough C. The cognitive-enhancing effects of Bacopa monnieri: a systematic review of randomized, controlled human clinical trials. J Altern Complement Med. 2012;18(7):647-652. doi:10.1089/acm.2011.0367
  • Kean JD, Downey LA, Stough C. A systematic review of the Ayurvedic medicinal herb Bacopa monnieri in child and adolescent populations. doi:10.1016/j.ctim.2016.09.002
  • Kongkeaw C, Dilokthornsakul P, Thanarangsarit P, Limpeanchob N, Norman Scholfield C. Meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials on cognitive effects of Bacopa monnieri extract. J Ethnopharmacol. 2014;151(1):528-535. doi:10.1016/j.jep.2013.11.008
  • Benson S, Downey LA, Stough C, Wetherell M, Zangara A, Scholey A. An acute, double-blind, placebo-controlled cross-over study of 320 mg and 640 mg doses of Bacopa monnieri (CDRI 08) on multitasking stress reactivity and mood. Phytother Res. 2014;28(4):551-559. doi:10.1002/ptr.5029
  • Cicero AF, Bove M, Colletti A, et al. Short-Term Impact of a Combined Nutraceutical on Cognitive Function, Perceived Stress and Depression in Young Elderly with Cognitive Impairment: A Pilot, Double-Blind, Randomized Clinical Trial. J Prev Alzheimers Dis. 2017;4(1):12-15

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