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Increase Your Memory with Bacopa Monnieri

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Bacopa Monnieri

Bacopa Monnieri is among the most well-studied and effective natural nootropics. It is a perennial creeping herb native to wetlands worldwide. Supplementation may provide a notable increase to memory, according to multiple peer-reviewed, double-blind, placebo-controlled studies on humans. Supplementation may also provide a subtle decrease to anxiety, depression, and forgetting. Evidence for these effects may not be as reliable.

Like all nootropics, Bacopa requires a particular dosage range. Unlike some nootropics, Bacopa may not become effective until you've used it regularly for a period of time. Below, I list the Bacopa studies and indicate the dosages used and the time to effect observed:

These charts combine Bacopa dosages and time to effect from the list above for easy visualization:

Bacopa Monnieri Daily Supplementation Time to Nootropic Effect

Bacopa Monnieri Daily Supplementation Dosage for Nootropic Effect

To summarize, daily supplementation of Bacopa Monnieri extract at a dosage of 120 mg to 165 mg of bacoside was consistently effective at two to three months across six studies. Daily supplementation at a dosage of 108 mg of bacoside extract was ineffective in one study. Single-day supplementation at a dosage of 176 mg to 352 mg of bacoside extract was effective across two studies. And single-day supplementation at a dosage of 165 mg of bacoside extract was ineffective in one study.

Cognitive effects of two nutraceuticals Ginseng and Bacopa benchmarked against modafinil: a review and comparison of effect sizes. In 2013, this meta-analysis found that "neurocognitive enhancement from [Bacopa] can produce cognition enhancing effects of similar magnitude to those from pharmaceutical interventions". Cohen power analysis quantifies magnitude of effect on a scale of 0 to 1, where 0 is no effect, .2 is small effect, .5 is medium effect, and .8 is large effect. The meta-analysis found that magnitude of effect for Modafinil (a particularly popular nootropic) is .77, which is an approximately large effect. And the meta-analysis found that Bacopa magnitude of effect is .95, which is a large effect and substantially larger than that of the pharmaceutical, Modafinil, although for a different cognitive function.

Meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials on cognitive effects of Bacopa monnieri extract. In 2014, this meta-analysis found that Bacopa "has the potential to improve cognition, particularly speed of attention".

Based on these studies, Thrivous developed a nootropic dietary supplement for daily use. A single serving (two capsules) of Clarity contains 600 mg of a 25% bacoside extract of Bacopa Monnieri, or 150 mg bacoside. Accordingly, daily supplementation of Clarity may provide a notable increase to memory at two to three months. So what are you waiting for? Talk to your doctor about starting Clarity today!

Thrivous Clarity, the Daily Nootropic

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