Centella asiatica (Gotu kola) is a traditional Asian herb used for millennia to enhance mental function, with proven cognitive and memory enhancing effects in both human and animal studies. It has also been proven to improve focus and calm in many scientific studies. Centella asiatica has been revered for centuries in eastern cultures to focus the mind, reduce anxiety, and as an aid to meditation. Scientific studies have validated these legendary claims.
Centella asiatica stimulates normal development and actual growth of human brain cells (axons and dendrites). This means enhancement of synapses and actual structural reorganization improving learning and memory on a long-term basis. Centella asiatica demonstrated brain cell growth associated with improved learning and memory, as well as promoting greater focus and calm.
Centella asiatica is high in the B-vitamin group, which is vital to the brain. It is especially high in thiamine (B1), riboflavin (B2), and pyridoxine (B6).
B-vitamins are cofactors in the synthesis and proper functioning of neurotransmitters like serotonin, norepinephrine, dopamine, and acetylcholine, as well as GABA.
Pyridoxine (B6) deficiency may cause impairment of brain activity, neurotransmitter imbalances, poor conversion of tryptophan to serotonin; and can even cause damage. Centalla asiatica also gives you super buliding blocks for brain health like crucial amino acids, especially aspartate, glutamate, serine, threonine, alanine, lysine, histidine, and amino butyrate.
Centella Asiatica – Powerful Brain Nutrients And Brain Enhancing Actions
1. Centella Asiatica Super Brain nourishment – crucial for normal brain growth and function:
a. Essential fatty acids: LINOLENIC-ACID, OLEIC-ACID
b. Vitamins: A, C, B-vitamins: thiamine (B1), riboflavin (B2) and pyridoxin (B6), Vitamin B3 (niacin)
c. Minerals: CALCIUM, CHROMIUM, COBALT, IRON, MAGNESIUM, MANGANESE, POTASSIUM, SELENIUM, ZINC
d. Amino acids: aspartate, glutamate, serine, threonine, alanine, lysine, histidine glysine, glutamic-acid, aspartic-acid, aminobutyrate
e. Brain cell building blocks (for Neurons/neurotransmitters): GAMMA-TERPINENE, LIMONENE, LINALOOL, ASIATICOSIDES,
BRAHMINOSIDES, BRAHMOSIDES, CENTELLOSIDE, MADECASSOSIDES
2. Centella Asiatica enhances and normalizes brain neurotransmitters
a.Stimulation of Neurotransmitters:
1. Acetylcholine; acytlcholenesterase inhibition
2.Gama-aminobuturyc acid (GABA) stimulation
b. Neuron/neurotransmitter (brain cell)building blocks:
Acetylcholinesterase inhibitors: GAMMA-TERPINENE, LIMONENE, LINALOOL, ASIATICOSIDES, BRAHMOSIDES, BRAHMINOSIDES,
3.Centella Asiatica stimulates actual cell growth and development of axons and dendrites in human (and animal) neuroblastoma (brain cells)!
4.Centella Asiatica protects, repairs, normalizes the brain with powerful Anti-oxidents:
BETA-SITOSTEROL,CAMPESTEROL,CAMPHENE, GAMMA-TERPINENE, ISOQUERCITRIN, KAEMPFEROL, MANGANESE, MYRCENE,
PALMITIC-ACID, QUERCETIN, RIBOFLAVIN, SELENIUM, STIGMASTEROL
5. Centella Asiatica increases brain oxygen, blood flow and circulation.