March 22, 2012
to marshy areas of India and now found throughout the tropic and
subtropical areas of the world grows the 4-inch-tall, 2-foot-wide
bacopa plant. The plant's long stems are covered in tiny, pristine
five-petal flowers. This beautiful, easy-to-grow plant has recently
become popular among gardeners.
But what is found within the bacopa may be even more
If you find yourself easily forgetting names, dates, places or
facts, bacopa may be a remedy to consider.
Bacopa extract, one of the five main ingredients of Protandim,
has been long hailed for its ability to enhance cognitive
abilities. Bacopa has been important in Indian medicine for
centuries, used chiefly to enhance clear thinking and memory
function. Studies suggest it provides strong antioxidant defense
against stress on the brain. It is also used to improve
concentration, alertness and focus.
Other claims show that bacopa may aid in staving off depression
Bacopa is also a free radical scavenger and protects against the
free radical effect on DNA.
As with all Protandim ingredients, the antioxidant capabilities
of bacopa are much weaker on their own than when combined with the
other components to form Protandim.
March 21, 2012
Protandim contains an ingredient whose roots' smell is best
described as that of a sweaty horse might not be overly appealing.
But wait until you hear what this plant is purported to do.
Ashwagandha grows in the drier regions of India. Its name
literally means "horse's smell." Though it cultivates in India, it
has become a popular herb in the Western world. Ashwagandha has
been admired for its dual capability of energizing and calming
Ashwagandha has been used as a way to support a healthy immune
system, calm mental processes, foster healthy sleep patterns,
sustain levels of energy, strength and physical activity, and
strengthen male and female reproductive systems.
With a rich source of antioxidants, ashwagandha is also used to
treat stress and inflammation.
Because of its recent popularity, ashwagandha has become of
particular interest to researchers. It has shown to support healthy
cholesterol levels, among other things. Studies on ashwagandha can
be found at www.PubMed.com.