Ayurveda regards the mind as a gateway to wellness and as such developed many approaches to enhance its performance. This guidance is the foundation for MindCare®. Gotu kola, Bacopa and Ashwagandha fit like puzzle pieces in this formula, each complementing the other to reduce mental fatigue, promote mental alertness, retention and recall.*
Ginkgo has been studied to support oxygen to the brain via blood flow, and while that seems to be elementary and beneficial in theory, it’s still difficult to find human studies that bear it out in regard to actually supporting memory and intellect. So instead of focusing on a largely-unproven piece of the puzzle, MindCare instead supports the brain-adrenal communication pathway that regulates stress and frustration, and is clinically-studied for memory, fatigue, focus, logic and alertness.
There’s Bacopa in MindCare, but you also sell Bacopa by itself. Which one should I take? Which one is more effective?
There are benefits to both; the simplicity of a single herb or the synergy of a blended formula. Even among our own staff, some prefer one, some prefer the other. All Himalaya products are rigorously studied for purity, safety and efficacy, so the choice between a single herb or a formula is all yours.
We can only recommend the dose on the bottle, which is our clinically-studied effective dose. Taking more or less of an herbal supplement than recommended should be discussed with your health care provider.
Can I take this product along with my prescription medication or my other supplements? Can I combine them? Will there be side effects?
Our product has not been studied alongside or against your prescription medication or alongside other supplements. We would be unable to answer that question. Please make sure your health care provider is aware of all the herbal supplements you are taking.
Regulations enacted by the United States Food and Drug Administration say that sellers of dietary supplements can’t make any claims about their products that suggest the treatment, diagnosis, prevention, or mitigation of disease. This is called the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) of 1994. Because your question suggests you are trying to treat a condition and find relief from symptoms, any answer to that regard would fall outside of the legal boundaries that regulate our industry. What we can say is that our products are formulated to support the normal function of organ systems and are rigorously studied for purity, safety and efficacy.
We don’t recommend any herbal product, ours or anyone else’s, to pregnant or nursing moms. If you’re pregnant or nursing, any supplement you take should first be cleared with your health care provider.
The directions to say to take it with meals. What if I don’t have time for a meal? Can I still take it?
Yes. We always prefer you follow our label instructions, but if you have to occasionally take it without a meal, it will still be safe and effective.