Meet this all-around, good-for-you herb, and an active ingredient in Protandim® Nrf2 Synergizer.
You might not have heard of bacopa monnieri before, and that’s totally fine. You’re probably among the 99.9% of non-herb-afficionados who aren’t familiar with this wonder plant. Today, we’re going to change all that because bacopa isn’t just good for you. It’s really good for you.
For starters, it grows in wet, tropical environments in the wetlands of southern and Eastern India, Australia, Europe, Africa, Asia, and North and South America. In fact, its ability to thrive underwater makes bacopa wildly popular in the aquarium community for use in fish tanks. But this is barely scratching the surface. There’s much more to bacopa, beginning with its long history.
Ancient Hindu scholars were renowned for memorizing lengthy sacred hymns and scriptures. And it turns out bacopa might have been responsible for this increase in brain power. That’s because people thousands of years ago already recognized bacopa as a powerful herb which enhanced their cognitive abilities. For this reason, it became a staple in traditional Ayurveda lore, used for the longest time in supporting memory. The first descriptions of bacopa are found in the 6th Century A.D., written in ancient Sanskrit, and most of the references seem to point to the same intellectually stimulating benefits of the herb.
Today, bacopa is recognized as a nootropic that supports brain function naturally. But this is just one of the reasons we decided to include it as an active ingredient in Protandim Nrf2. So let’s dive into some of the other health benefits packed inside.
Bacopa promotes concentration, alertness, and focus.
Bacopa is great for your brain. How great? It has been shown to support a healthy nerve cell framework. When this happens, brain cells communicate better, so visual information processing, learning rate, and memory are all supported.*
Bacopa supports the body’s natural system for dealing with stress.
Bacopa also works to support the body’s natural stress relieving process. And who couldn’t use one of those over the past year?
Bacopa helps provide strong cellular defense.
Antioxidants are substances that help protect against cell damage caused by free radicals. One of bacopa’s main compounds, bacosides, act as powerful antioxidants that help promote better all-around health.*
Bacopa is good for the heart.
With its powerful antioxidant capabilities, bacopa also can influence lipid oxidation. And
Bacopa also appears to suppress the release of cytokines, which are molecules that stimulate the body’s normal, healthy inflammation response.*
Rich in antioxidants with brain-boosting compounds that have been used for centuries to support memory––bacopa might be the best herb you’ve never heard of. And with Protandim® Nrf2, it’s easy to make it part of your everyday routine.