Bacopa and Slowing Aging, Brain Fog & Dementia

How to Slow Aging, Brain Fog & Dementia
According to a report from Life Extension, “it’s estimated that 75%-90% of visits to primary care physicians are now related to the effects of stress”. According to the report, stress shortens telomeres (the caps on the ends of chromosomes). Shortened telomeres are linked to accelerated aging, brain fog and dementia!!
bacopa-extract-powderIf you are challenged with stress or adrenal exhaustion, you may also be experiencing irritation or frequent “melt downs”. Taking oral supplements such as natural adaptogens can help to greatly relieve the effects of stress, calm the mood and prevent stress-related weight gain. I’ve noted many adaptogens in my book, “AGE-PROOF: Beauty Alternatives You Need to Know” such as 5-HTP, gaba and a few others.  But recently, I uncovered another highly effective adaptogen called Bacopa Extract that can not only help relieve stress, it can do many marvelous things as noted below.
Bocopa contains brain-repairing neurons called saponins. Researchers reveal that Bacopa can enhance memory, recall ability and concentration. It may even help prevent dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Studies in the USA report that a small dose of Bacopa (approx.. 450 mg daily) for 12 weeks improved information recall, agility, alertness and enhanced the ability to grasp information and skills more quickly. It has also been proven to reduce depression, stress and anxiety. A 12 week study conducted in Australia, revealed that subjects taking Bacopa scored higher results on cognitive tests and memorization skills. In many countries, Bacopa is used to treat stress, anxiety, depression, epilepsy, attention deficit disorder, Alzheimers and mental deficiency.
If you have any of these issues be sure to check with your health care practitioner before using Bacopa. The brand I have tried as a de-stresser is by Planetary Herbals®. You can get it at Nutritional Warehouse in Venice, CA. and select health food stores.