Bacopa Monnieri And Potential Cognitive Benefits

Bacopa monnieri is an Indian plant that has been used in Ayurveda for ages for many purposes, most strikingly of which is cognitive function. It has been shown in many studies that standardized extracts of this ancient plant may improve memory, focus, and attention across a variety of demographics. Bacognize® is a standardized proprietary extract of B. monnieri and has been clinically studied to support cognitive health. This adaptogenic ingredient solution is standardized to serotonin active bacopa glycosides.
Notably, one study conducted on medical students found that after only 6 weeks of treatment with Bacognize®, “…The neuropsychological measures for efficiency of attention, freedom from distractibility, and working memory improved significantly.” 1 The interesting aspect of this study is that it was conducted on individuals with already high cognitive function. It adds to the evidence supporting the use of the B. monnieri extract to support cognition, memory, mood, and focus.
It is thought that bacopa glycosides work by regulating acetylcholine levels (a neurotransmitter) and by being a potent antioxidant.
The boost in cognitive functions can be utilized in multiple ways to support improved memory, focus, and attention. From students to athletes to everyday consumers seeking healthy aging support, Bacognize can offer recall, mental acuity, and focus, along with overall cognitive health. Athletes can use it to stay focused on their goals, students to study, or even for gaming, and since the B. monnieri extracts work across many demographics, life long learners can enjoy the benefits2. Needless to say, Bacognize is an exciting cognitive support ingredient with formulation flexibility!
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1 – Kumar et al. Efficacy of standardized extract of Bacopa monnieri (Bacognize®) on cognitive functions of medical students: A six-week, randomized placebo-controlled trial. Evidence-Based Comp Alter Med. 2016 Sep 15. Vol 2016 (Art ID 4103423): 8pgs. doi: 10.1155/2016/4103423
2 – Raghav S et al. Randomized controlled trial of standardized Bacopa monniera extract in age-associated memory impairment. Indian J Psychiatry. 2006. doi: 10.4103/0019-5545.31555