• Supports a calm mood
  • Supports vascular function
  • Supports antioxidant defenses
  • Supports brain function and cognitive performance
  • Supports healthy stress responses
  • Supports neuroprotection


For over 3000 years, the herb Bacopa monnieri has been used in Ayurvedic medicine. As a neural tonic, it has traditionally been used to support intelligence, memory, and cognition as well as nerve regeneration and brain function. These traditional uses have led to the herb becoming a popular nootropic herb.
B.monnieri has primarily been studied for its effects on cognitive function and mood. Furthermore, B.monnieri has shown adaptogenic properties, supporting the nervous system and brain during times of stress.
There are saponins in B.monnieri known as bacosides. It is believed that these compounds, especially bacosides A and B, give the plant its nootropic reputation [1,2].
It is also believed that B.monnieri has strong antioxidant properties which may contribute to neuroprotection in the brain.


Brain and cognitive function


  • Supports learning and memory [3–8]
  • Supports attention [9]
  • Supports working memory [10]
  • Supports executive function [6,11]
  • Supports alertness [11]
  • Supports cognitive health [12–14]
  • Supports acetylcholine levels [12]
  • Influences acetylcholinesterase activity [15–17]
  • Supports choline acetyltransferase activity [15]
  • Supports dopamine levels [18,19]
  • Supports tryptophan hydroxylase activity [18]
  • Supports serotonin levels [12,18,19]
  • Supports GABAergic neurotransmission [20–22]
  • Supports dendritic growth and branching [23,24]
  • Supports healthy brain cytokine signaling [25]
  • Supports neuroprotective functions [16,26–34]
  • Counters neuronal reactive oxygen species (ROS) levels and oxidative stress [16,31,33,34]
  • Supports neuronal antioxidant defenses [16,26–28,33–35]
  • Supports neuronal mitochondrial function [33,34,36]


Stress and mood


  • Supports a calm mood [6,11]
  • Supports healthy stress responses and stress hormone levels [19,37–39]
  • Regulates stress-induced changes in dopamine and serotonin levels [19]
  • Supports positive affect [7,40,41}


Vascular health


  • Supports vascular function [42]
  • Supports healthy cerebral blood flow [43]


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