I'll admit right up front that I don't know if the nutrient I'm going to tell you about today will help an old dog learn new tricks. The research wasn't done on dogs. But if you're looking to boost your brain power - enough to learn new tasks 50% faster than normal - then this nutrient is for you. And it really doesn't matter how old you are.
Back in 1996, researchers presented an amazing study at the International Brain Research Conference. They showed impressive evidence that taking the nutrient/herb bacopa will indeed improve your brain power. And it will improve it enough that in some people it will cut the time it takes to learn new tasks in half. Frankly, I could have used this herb in college!
But this study was 17 years ago. Newer studies are showing that bacopa hasn't lost its power. In fact, in one recent study, researchers at Khon Kaen University in Thailand showed that this herb can significantly improve your brain function. They found that those who took bacopa for a 12-week period had far better results on their mental processing tests than the participants who took a placebo.
Another study showed that bacopa helps you not only learn new tasks faster, but it will help you retain new information longer. In this double-blind randomized, placebo control study, researchers looked at 76 adults between the ages of 40 and 65. In the study, the researchers had the participants take various memory functions and also measured several levels of anxiety (anxiety often accompanies memory loss).
The researchers gave these tests to the participants before the trial began, after three months of taking bacopa (or a placebo), and again six weeks after the end of the trial. The researchers found that the bacopa helped the participants retain new information significantly better than those taking the placebo.
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So if you're finding that learning new tricks isn't as easy as it once was, then you might want to give bacopa a try. Not only will it help your brain function better, you'll learn and retain information better.
The typical dose for bacopa is between 100 and 300 mg daily. If you're taking it with the other brain-enhancing nutrients in Advanced Memory Formula, the 120 mg of bacopa it contains is plenty. The testimonials we receive about this product are fantastic.
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Steve Kroening is the editor of Nutrient Insider, a twice-a-week email newsletter that brings you the latest healing breakthroughs from the world of nutrition and dietary supplements. For over 20 years, Steve has worked hand-in-hand with some of the nation's top doctors, including Drs. Robert Rowen, Frank Shallenberger, Nan Fuchs, William Campbell Douglass, and best-selling author James Balch. Steve is the author of the book Practical Guide to Home Remedies. As a health journalist, Steve's articles have appeared in countless magazines, blogs, and websites.