Effects of a Bacopa monnieri extract (Bacognize®) on stress, fatigue, quality of life and sleep in adults with self-reported poor sleep: A randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled study.
Lopresti AL et al.
J Funct Foods. Oct 2021. 85: 104671. Epub 05 Aug 2021. doi: 10.1016/j.jff.2021.104671
Researchers examined the ability of Bacognize® to act as an adaptogen. Quality of life (QOL) measures were taken as well as salivary biomarkers. The results showed an overall improvement in the Bacognize® group when compared to placebo in all QOL measures (alertness upon awakening, emotional wellbeing, general health and pain), with positive changes in PM melatonin, decrease in CRP, and trending increase of morning cortisol levels. Overall, the quality of sleep was better based on the QOL measures, without the product inducing sleepiness or morning grogginess. The ability to improve grogginess was significant.