What is the difference between Bacopa and Ginkgo Biloba?
Bacosides, the active ingredients of Bacopa:
– have an antioxidant action
– have an agonistic effect on the 5HT1a receptors, which are the serotonin receptors known to be involved in memory processes.
– also increase the level of acetylcholine, the neurotransmitter of memory and learning.
– increase the level of γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA) which plays an important role in adults by preventing prolonged excitation of neurons.
Bacopa helps focus (reduce distractibility), short-term memory, and improves mood.
Ginkgo Biloba contributes to increase oxygen levels in the brain. Indeed, in addition to its antioxidant activity, Ginkgo exerts a vasoregulatory activity on the whole vascular system: arteries, capillaries, veins. It is also an inhibitor of platelet aggregation and therefore not recommended with anticoagulants.