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Bacopa monnieri Clinical Studies
"Results: Controlling for baseline cognitive deficit using the Blessed Orientation–Memory–Concentration test, Bacopa participants had enhanced AVLT delayed word recall memory scores relative to placebo. Stroop results were similarly significant, with the Bacopa group improving and the placebo group unchanged. CESD-10 depression scores, combined state plus trait anxiety scores, and heart rate decreased over time for the Bacopa group but increased for the placebo group. No effects were found on the DAT, WAIS digit task, mood, or blood pressure. The dose was well tolerated with few adverse events (Bacopa n = 9, placebo n = 10), primarily stomach upset...Conclusions: This study provides further evidence that B. monnieri has potential for safely enhancing cognitive performance in the aging."
[Carlo Calabrese, William L. Gregory, Michael Leo, Dale Kraemer, Kerry Bone, and Barry Oken. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. July 2008, 14(6): 707-713. doi:10.1089/acm.2008.0018.]
"Conclusions: Bacopa significantly improved memory acquisition and retention in healthy older Australians. This concurs with previous findings and traditional use."
[Annette Morgan and John Stevens. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. July 2010, 16(7): 753-759. doi:10.1089/acm.2009.0342. ]