Bacopa is an adaptogenic herb that has been used extensively by Ayurvedic practitioners to support the stress response and a number of brain related concerns. Daily consumption has been shown to significantly improve learning rate, memory consolidation and speed of processing visual information.
- Low Mood
- Information Processing
They support the neuroprotective functioning of the brain by modulating antioxidant enzymes, namely, SOD and catalase. Bacosides are also involved in the regulation of different neurotransmitters in the brain, furthermore bacosides are not demonstrated to show any side effects.
Research demonstrates that taking 300 mg of Bacopa daily for 3 months significantly improved learning rate, memory consolidation and the speed of processing visual information when compared with the placebo group. Two Islands Brain Wave contains 400mg of Bacopa per 2 capsule dose.
In a review of studies supporting Bacopas nootropic benefits, it was also found to have potential neuroprotective qualities in neurological and psychiatric disorders. The review demonstrates the neuroprotective potential in several disorders including Alzheimer's disease.
Research and studies
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An acute, double-blind, placebo-controlled cross-over study of 320 mg and 640 mg doses of Bacopa monnieri (CDRI 08) on multitasking stress reactivity and mood
The chronic effects of an extract of Bacopa monniera (Brahmi) on cognitive function in healthy human subjects
Molecular Biology Reports
Neuroprotection with Bacopa monnieri - A review of experimental evidence