Green or black tea, blueberries, resveratrol, and curcumin Lion Yoga Pose contain polyphenols similar to ginkgo that have potential benefits in Alzheimer's prevention Ramassamy, 2006 Lion Yoga Pose. Bacopa monniera or Brahmi Bacopa monniera has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years to enhance stress resilience, reduce anxiety, and improve cognitive function probably mediated by saponins and bacosides. Animals and in vitro studies show antioxidant effects in hippocampus, frontal cortex, and striatum Bacopa monniera, 2004; Jyoti & Sharma, 2006.
Acute administration of 300 mg Bacopa monniera did not result in changes in neuropsychological tests two hours after ingestion in a DBRPC study of 38 healthy adults Nathan, Clarke, Lloyd, Hutchison, Downey et al. 2001.
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However, a DBRPC study of chronic 12-week administration of 300 mg/day of 55% bacoside extract Bacopa monniera brand Keenmind showed significantly positive effects on tests of verbal learning, memory, speed of visual information processing, learning rate, memory consolidation p 0.05, and state anxiety p 0.Healthy subjects compared to placebo.