The properties of Bacopa Monnieri
Similar to choline and huperzine A, bacopa monnieri improves acetylcholine release, which can help enhance your memory. The traditional Ayurvedic herb can also reduce stress on dopaminergic systems, helping to increase feelings of happiness and pleasure. Supplementing with bacopa monnieri may lead to improved short- and long-term memory, better reasoning test performance, enhanced attention, and reduced anxiety.
Bacopa Monnieri is an Indian herb that contains bacoside compounds. This helps repair damaged neurons and promotes new nerve growth, protecting and improving cognitive functioning and mental performance. B.monnieri has been shown to cause prolonged elevated level of cerebral glutamic acid and a transient increase in GABA level. It is assumed that endogenous increase in brain glutamine may be helpful in the process of learning. The herb contains the alkaloids brahmine, herpestine, and a mixture of three bases.
- Promotes improved cognitive processing (Effects of 12-week Bacopa monnieri consumption on attention, cognitive processing, working memory, and functions of both cholinergic and monoaminergic systems in healthy elderly volunteers).
- Supports mood and well-being (Effects of a standardized Bacopa monnieri extract on cognitive performance, anxiety, and depression in the elderly: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial).
- Promotes improved memory (Efficacy of Standardized Extract of Bacopa monnieri (Bacognize®) on Cognitive Functions of Medical Students: A Six-Week, Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trial).
- Supports focus and attention (Sustained cognitive effects and safety of HPLC-standardized Bacopa monnieri extract: a randomized, placebo controlled clinical trial).