WHAT IS BACOPA MONNIERI? BENEFITS, SIDE EFFECTS AND MORE
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Even for those, who tend to avoid nootropic supplements, Bacopa seems charming. The mysterious water hyssop (another common name) has an ability to intensify brainwork and simultaneously produce calmness. As a practical treatment, Bacopa was started to be used in Ayurvedic medicine for memory improvement and mental illness treatment in India BC.
People believed that this traditional remedy resolves anxiety and concentration issues as well as facilitates symptoms of Epilepsy. Therefore, certain evidence proves that Indians have used Brahmi as a sexual stimulator, it even played a role as both fever reducer in Sri Lanka and a diuretic (urine promoter) in Philippians.
Brahmi is rich with Saponins - chemical compounds that affect our blood in a positive way (with the normal intakes avoiding toxicity). Saponins reduce risk of cancer, lessen blood fats and level of cholesterol. Some studies have shown that these compounds can be lifesavers from lead poisoning.
And that is not all, Saponins have the ability to protect brains from fast acetylcholine consumption. As a neurotransmitter, acetylcholine transfers signals between nerve cells, so with the high amount of this chemical, our brain stays sharper.
Looking like a white gorgeous flower and tasting as bitter and sweet, Bacopa Monnieri grows in wetlands and may exist underwater (that makes it popular among aquarium lovers). After all, let's leave a contextual introduction for now and elucidate Bacopa Monnieri working basis.
What is Bacopa supplement?
The whole plant might be used for medical purposes. As we mentioned earlier, Bacopa has a certain compound inside that positively affects the neurotransmitters in your brain. Hereby Bacopa supplement influences dopamine, serotonin and GABA by enhancing the mood and providing calmness. According to another research, Brahmi increases the number of cells and nerve connections which leads to the boosted activity of the brain.
1. Bacopa Monnieri and Stress
Adaptogen - that’s how Bacopa should be called. Adaptogens are stress fighters. Even though this term currently is not used in pharmacologic, the ability does not diminish. When Brahmi appears in our organism, it interacts with neuronal cells by switching on an anti-depressive mode. Because of such a feature, Bacopa Monnieri maintains our mood, fights with anxiety and even enhances the quality of sleep.
2. Bacopa Monnieri and Restlessness
Maybe you have heard that Brahmi helps to fight with such diseases as ADHD or Epilepsy. Well, this case again comes from adaptogenic features. Alongside stress reduction, Bacopa stimulates calmness. Calm mood means that your neurological system is also tranquil, so the symptoms of ADHD or Epilepsy might be imperceptible awhile.
3. Bacopa Monnieri and Learning
Besides the stress reduction, Bacopa Monnieri has an anti-fatigue effect. This means that Bacopa enhances brain capacity to operate information faster. Herewith, reduced fatigue enables endurance extension. So, as a result, you have more productive brain performance than usual.
Same effects help to cope with Alzheimer. By boosting operation processes and capacity, Bacopa mitigates even most severe cases.
4. Bacopa Monnieri and Health condition
Firstly, let’s talk about blood pressure. Low levels of nitric oxide (which is responsible for widening the blood vessels) usually cause too high blood pressure. What Bacopa Monnieri does is the stimulation of Endothelium from where nitric oxide arrives. That means blood pressure reduction.
Lastly, Bacopa Monnieri contains antioxidants, which protects cells from damage. Those cells can be affected by so-called free radicals, which induces heart diseases and cancer.
Bacopa Monnieri indeed has a lower risk of side effects appearing than other nootropic supplements, but the possibility cannot be concealed.
Firstly, people with a low heart rate should turn away from Bacopa Monnieri. Studies have shown that Brahmi induces heart rate deceleration and strengthens bradycardia. But if you do not have any complaints about your heart rate, then the emergence of this side effect is barely possible.
Every nootropic user should consider an organism rejection. If the certain supplement is not suitable or usual for your immune system, nausea and diarrhoea might appear. Same goes with indigestion.
And lastly, if you live with Asthma or another lung-related disease, be aware that Bacopa Monnieri enhances fluid secretions in your lung (as well as in the urinary tract).
Firstly, you have to know what percent of the extract goes with a certain supplement. For instance, we provide 20 % bacoside content, so typical dosage varies from 750 mg to 1500 mg per day. For the 55 % of the extract, the recommended maximum dosage is 300 mg per day.
According to the studies, Bacopa Monnieri is likely safe for up to 3 months. There is no evidence of a longer period, so avoid prolonged usage. Always follow the dosage, specified on the label.
As we have mentioned earlier, Bacopa Monnieri is among partly safe nootropics. But according to some users, Brahmi can provoke certain withdrawal symptoms as well.
As Bacopa enhances mental capacity and recall, it may be rather hard to refuse Bacopa after a few weeks or months of usage. Depressed mood and fatigue might be one of withdrawal symptoms. To avoid such malaise, pay attention to your dosage and period of use.
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