Brain Support Formula
This is a must-have formula to stay focused and improve memory.
Ingredients: Bacopa, Bilberry fruit, Gingko, Gotu Kola, 30% grain alcohol, ionized water
Botanical name: Bacopa monnieri
Therapeutic actions: Antioxidant; Anti-inflammatory; Anti-depressant; Anti-microbial
Drug interactions: May interact with blood pressure medications that lower blood pressure.
Description: Bacopa is an Ayurvedic herb that increases immediate memory, perception and reaction/execution speed.
Internal uses: It provides an anti-oxidant support for the brain and nervous system. It helps to endure a constant mood and mental clarity. The active ingredients of this plant are steroidal saponins, which have the ability to increase transmission and nerve impulse and thus enhance memory and general cognitive performance. Bacopa is commonly used for Alzheimer's disease, improving memory, anxiety, and attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) among many other uses. But there is limited scientific research to support these uses. Other uses: regulate blood pressure, reduce stress and anxiety, reduce blood sugar.
Suggested dosage: 100-300 mg daily.
Herb: BILBERRY FRUIT
Botanical name: Vaccinium myrtillus
Therapeutic actions: Antispasmodic; Antiseptic; Antioxidant; Astringent; Diuretic; Kidney; Sedative; Tonic.
Nutrients: The nutrients it has are calcium, inositol, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, silicon, sulfur, zinc, vitamins B1, B2, B3 and C.
Drug interactions: No known drug interactions.
Description: Bilberry is a powerful antioxidant that strengthens veins and arteries. It has been helpful with many different diseases of the eyes as well as being nourishing to the pancreas and lungs.
Internal uses: Bilberry is widely used as a possible preventive treatment for complications of diabetes because of its ability to balance the blood sugars. It has been helpful in vascular retinal disturbances, cataracts, myopia and all forms of eye strain. Research, done mostly in Italy, has also uncovered Bilberry's potential for treating retinal problems from poor blood circulation, diabetes-caused glaucoma and day blindness. It has also been helpful for varicose veins. It has also shown to be antispasmodic and sedative to the central nervous system. Bilberry also improves night vision, strengthens capillaries and reduces blood clotting. Other benefits: stimulation of peripheral circulation, inhibition of platelet aggregation (possible use in the prevention of thromboses), control and prevention of retinal hemorrhaging during long-term anti-coagulant therapy; for brain circulation disorders, kidney hematuria, bleeding gums and macular degeneration. It is best to use fruit with small amount of leaf. It has also been used for urinary tract infections, kidney stones and atherosclerosis.
Suggested dosage: 240—600 mg daily. Tincture: 1—2 ml 2 times daily. Fruit: 20—60 grams daily.
Herb: GINKGO LEAF
Botanical name: Ginkgo biloba
Therapeutic actions: Anti-asthmatic; Anti-bacterial; Anti-fungal; Astringent; Anti-cancer; Digestive; Expectorant; Infertility; Ophthalmic; Sedative; Tonic; Vermifuge.
Nutrients: Amino acids, calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B5 and C.
Drug interactions: Interacts with aspirin, Glimepiride, Glipizide, Heparin, Metformin, Repaglinide, Thiazide, diuretics, Ticlopidine, Trazadone, Warfarin. Supports interactions if on Paroxetine, Sertraline, Citalopram, Cyclosporine, Fluoxetine, Fluvoxamine and Haloperidol.
Description: It has been used for increasing circulation to the scalp and brain and for peripheral circulation of the blood. Almost any condition that can be helped with increased blood flow is likely to benefit from the regular use of Ginkgo leaf. Studies have been made with geriatric patients which show that regular use of the leaf for at least eight weeks measurably improves senile dementia.
Internal uses: It has been beneficial with circulation to the brain, peripheral blood circulation, coldness, tinnitus, Alzheimer's and senility, improvement of sociability and mood, Raynaud's disease, arthritis and rheumatism, arteriosclerosis, eye weakness caused by poor circulation, vertigo, anxiety, tension, glaucoma, erectile dysfunction, vertigo, vitiligo, meniere's disease, PMS, tinnitus, retinopathy, diabetes, lung and bronchial congestion.
Suggested dosage: 120 mg—240 mg daily.
Herb: GOTU KOLA LEAF
Botanical name: Centella asiatica
Therapeutic actions: Adaptogen; Anti-inflammatory; Cardiac; Depurative; Diuretic; Febrifuge; Hypotensive; Nervine; Sedative; Skin; Tonic.
Nutrients: Calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, silicon, zinc, vitamins A, B1, B2, B3 and C.
Drug interactions: No known drug interactions.
Description: Gota Kola helps to eliminate excess fluid. It also neutralizes blood acids and lowers body temperature.
Internal uses: This herb rebuilds the energy reserves, and is useful after a nervous breakdown. Sometimes called "food for the brain", it helps to combat stress, improve reflexes, increase sex drive and to increase mental and physical power. Gotu Kola has been used for high blood pressure, senility, aging, multiple sclerosis, skin problems and digestive disorders and to help the body protect itself against toxins. It has also helped with allergies, ulcers, prostate, stomach and the vagina. It can stop a cold, flu or sore throat when the first signs are noticed. Also good for chronic venous insufficiency and varicose veins.
Suggested dosage: 10—20 ml (2—4 teaspoons) daily.