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Bacopa monnieri, also known as water hyssop, is an herb commonly used in Ayurveda. Studies have shown that supplementing Bacopa can have a beneficial effect on cognition, both by improving memory formation and by reducing anxiety.
Bacopa affects both the dopaminergic and serotonergic systems but works mainly by enhancing the rate at which neurons communicate by increasing the growth of dendrites (nerve endings), thus facilitating communication between brain cells.
Our Bacopa extract is standardized to 20% bacosides (the active ingredient in the Bacopa herb)
When taken as a supplement for general cognition, the typical dose of a 20% Bacopa extract is 1-2 capsules for a dose of 450 – 900 mg. Bacopa should be taken with food, as taking it on an empty stomach increases chances of experiencing adverse gastrointestinal side effects and prevents its absorption.
Bacopa extract is very well tolerated at typical doses and adverse side effects are rare. Most side effects are gastrointestinal in nature and can be avoided by taking Bacopa with food. These include stomach cramps, nausea, bloating, and diarrhea. Other common adverse side effects include dry mouth and fatigue.
* These reviews are the experiences of the individual customers that submitted them, results may differ from person to person.