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Bacopa Extract Nutrition Telomere Support

Bacopa extract (bacopa monnieri) – other names Brahmi or water hyssop has been used in India by practitioners of Ayurvedic herbal medicine (or Ayurveda) for many thousands of years.

Bacopa Plant
Bacopa Plant

 

Many studies have revealed Bacopa to have numerous positive effects on memory, mental function and the ability to retain new information (learning functions) . Bacopa is also along with other plants and botanicals used as a heart and nervous system tonic by Ayurvedic practitioners.

The active ingredient in Bacopa that is responsible  for the many health benefits are named bacosides. Standardized extracts of bacopa are standardized for the bacosides.

Bacopa extracts are reported to produce extensive antioxidant activity inside the brain. This is particularly valuable at protecting brain cells from harmful free radicals. These free radicals can produce potentially harmful damage to cells.

Bacopa extract has also been shown to enhance blood circulation to the brain plus enhance nerve impulse transmission by repairing damaged neurons.

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Ashwagandha Root Extract Nutrition Info

Ashwagandha PlantAshwagandha root, this root has been used in India by practitioners of Ayurvedic herbal medicine (or Ayurveda) for many thousands of years.

This wonderful extract is contained in  a number of nutrition Products.

This plant grows in India which may not surprise you but surprisingly also in North America.

Ashwagandha is known for its potent adaptogen properties and is used as a general tonic by Ayurvedic practitioners.

Adaptogens are extremely valuable nutrients that help the body to handle stress and regulate or balance the bodies major functions. They help maintain homeostasis within the body. Some other great examples of super adaptogens are jiaogulan,  goji berries as well as panax ginseng.
Ashwagandha root contains valuable flavonoids as well as several active alkaloids of the withanolide class.

It is these withanolides that it is believed is what accounts for the very valuable health properties of Ashwagandha root.

Ashwagandha root is reported to have anti-stress, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-tumor,  mind-boosting, as well as immune-enhancing, and rejuvenation properties. Also I’m sure this will interest you – from a historical prospective Ashwagandha has been reported to have sex-enhancing properties.

This herb is also reported to have anti-aging,  and longevity benefits.

Some of the reported benefits of Ashwagandha:

  • Helps support normal blood pressure levels
  • Helps maintain healthy cholesterol levels
  • Helps maintain healthy blood sugar content
  • Improves mental awareness
  • Can improve male and female libido

 

Pomegranate Nutrition Product Information

In India’s ancient Ayurveda system of medicine, the pomegranate has been widely used as a source of traditional remedies for thousands of years.
Pomegranate
Pomegranate is a very rich source of valuable soluble and insoluble dietary fibers, (about 4 grams fiber per 100 grams fruit), this aids the digestive system and bowel movements.
Punicalagin is a powerful polyphenolic antioxidant compound found abundantly in the juice of the pomegranate. The most abundant polyphenols in pomegranate juice are the hydrolyzable tannins (ellagitannins) created from ellagic acid. Plus, it is an excellent source of many vital B-complex groups of vitamins.