During and even before pregnancy, it is recommended that women maximize nutrition in order to be able to supply the developing fetus with the necessary nutrients for optimal growth and development. Specifically for bone health and development of the musculoskeletal system, enhancing essential mineral levels such as calcium is important for women as a deficiency may lead to maternal losses. The flow on effect to the baby may be evident at birth of early development as it also results in thin brittle bones and neurodevelopmental deficits.
Stress is common in society in the fast paced world that we live in. Over a lifetime, oxidative and psychological stress can have a quite profound health effect particularly on the heart and vascular system. Bacopa, most well known for its benefits on brain health, also has favorable actions for cardiovascular health as an antioxidant and calmative.