Studies and reports indicate that Bacopa Monnieri may:
- Enhance Memory
- Improve Learning Ability
- Reduce Anxiety and Relieve Stress
- Have Anti-Aging Potential Ageing
Bacopa Monnieri is a powerful supplement that can make a huge positive difference in how users learn, think, and feel, but finding the right dosage is crucial. Unlike the racetam-class nootropics and other synthetic smart drugs that are extremely well tolerated at even very high dosages, Bacopa does have the potential for toxicity when taken in large amounts.
It is also unlike many other nootropics in that it isn’t generally considered to be fast acting and doesn’t usually have observable effects immediately. Achieving maximum benefits from Bacopa may require an extended regimen of regular doses over four to six weeks.
The active compounds in Bacopa Monnieri, bacosides, can vary from product to product but should always be stated on the supplement’s label. A common recommended bacoside content level is 50%. A dosage of 300 mg per day, at 50% bacoside, is generally considered safe and effective but individual reactions to Bacopa vary considerably. For other bacoside concentrations simply calculate that you are looking to get approximately 150 mg of bacoside content.
As with any supplement, it’s wise to start with the lowest possible effective dose and build gradually as needed, closely monitoring reactions and effects and adjusting accordingly.
Many users report that taking bacopa monnieri late in the day or close to bedtime helps them sleep. However some users find that bacopa’s cognitively stimulating properties are so powerful that the opposite is true, so it’s best to take it early in the day until you’re clear on how it affects your sleep.
Conversely, some find bacopa’s calming effects so powerful that it creates unwanted daytime drowsiness. This can be addressed by reducing dosage, taking it closer to bedtime, or pairing it with a more stimulating supplement like oxiracetam to offset the sedative effect.
Bacopa is fat soluble but can be dissolved in hot liquid; however, when taken by that means it has a strong taste that some find objectionable. Its actions can affect digestion, particularly when taken on an empty stomach, so it’s best taken with food.