Renaissance Herbs is pleased to announce registered trademark status for their high-potency extract of Bacopa monniera, BacopaMax®. Standardized by spectrophotometric methods to the active constituents bacosides it is available in two grades, 20% and 50%.
Also known as Brahmi, the plant has been traditionally used in Ayurveda for anxiety and for increasing intelligence and memory. Recent western clinical studies have begun to confirm some of these benefits. Australian researchers found that healthy adults (ages 18-60) taking Brahmi every day for 3 months show significant improvements in the speed at which they process visual information and consolidate memory. Tests also showed that the subject’s rate of learning and even their level of anxiety significantly improved.
In 2002, after another university in Australia reported that adults taking Brahmi daily for 3 months showed a significant increase in memory retention, a group in the U.S. decided to investigate Brahmi for mental benefits in seniors. With funding from the U.S. National Institutes of Health, the Oregon Health Science University are conducting a placebo-controlled trial of Brahmi to see what effects the herb may have on measures of short-term memory, attention, and other mental abilities.
Findings from recent Italian studies support the traditional use of Brahmi and indicate that the plant holds potential use in the prevention or treatment of neurological disorders.
Renaissance Herbs BacopaMax® is a pure, powdered extract made from wildcrafted herbs using Renaissance Herbs, Inc. (www.renaissanceherbs.com) is an American company dedicated to the research and development of the finest and most innovative botanical health care products available today. Our 50,000 square foot factory and R & D Center in Bangalore, India provides manufacturers with potent, standardized botanical extracts backed by Good Manufacturing Practices. The company was founded in 1990 by Alex Moffett and maintains offices in Los Angeles, California; Bangkok, Thailand; and Bangalore, India.