Anxiety || Memory || ADHD Cognitive Function || Stress Relief || Nervous System Tonic
Nervous System & Cognitive Function
Bacopa is well known for improving mental function, memory, concentration and reducing learning time. Bacopa helps to support healthy neurotransmitters, serotonin, gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), and acetylcholine. These actions may be beneficial for balancing the mind, mood and cognitive process. Recent research shows that Bacopa's antioxidant and saponin compounds may assist in protecting against the neural oxidative damage associated with Alzheimer's disease.
Mood & Anxiety
Bacopa is a useful nervine tonic for reducing the stress hormone cortisol and regulating the stress response. It is traditionally used to decrease anxiety by supporting serotonin production and calming the nervous system.
Bacopa Typical Use
Tea & Infusion
2-10 grams daily in capsule, tablet or powder form.
Tincture & Liquid Extract
Typical use of Bacopa tincture or liquid extract is approximately 10mls daily, or as directed by your practitioner.
Not recommended during pregnancy. If you have a medical condition or take pharmaceutical medications, please consult your primary healthcare practitioner prior to use.
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