Bacopa Monnieri Extract
Bacopa monnieri extract is a marsh plant and, like most nootropics, is used as a memory enhancer and cognitive booster. This compound can also reduce the effects of anxiety (1). Bacopa monnieri extract is often mentioned alongside other popular herbs like Ashwagandha and Jatamansi (2). This extract is not as beneficial for a relaxed person as it may decrease motivation (3).
When to take Bacopa Monnieri Extract
The standard dose of bacopa monnieri extract is 300mg (4). Interestingly enough, this compound can be consumed in leaf or powder form and is often more effective the longer it is taken (usually 8-12 weeks).
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Maher BF, et al. The acute effects of combined administration of Ginkgo biloba and Bacopa monniera on cognitive function in humans. Hum Psychopharmacol. (2002)
Russo A, Borrelli F. Bacopa monniera, a reputed nootropic plant: an overview. Phytomedicine. (2005)