Traditional Research on the Bacopa Dose for Brain Support
The rich and ancient tradition of Ayurveda from India has revered Bacopa as a rasayana (a substance that enhances health, longevity, and strengthens the mind) for around the last 2,300 years. During the third century BCE Bacopa was mentioned in an Ayurvedic treatise called the Charaka Samhita and described it’s medicinal and health benefits.
Bacopa is commonly called Brahmi in Ayurvedic medicine which means to expand consciousness. In this system it is known to be effective for psychological disorders including poor memory and focus. This is particularly interesting as modern research has validated the brain, memory, and cognitive enhancing benefits of this amazing herb (1).
In terms of the specific bacopa dose for cognitive support, the typical recommended dose is 1,000 – 3,000mg a day (2). Traditional wisdom recommends taking it with foods such as ghee.
Clinical Research on the Bacopa Dose for Brain Support
We were able to find 7 legitimate studies on PubMed showing the positive benefits of Bacopa Monnieri for memory and cognitive enhancement. Below is a list of three particularly note worthy studies. As evidenced from these studies the bacopa dose and time period that seems most effective is 300mg a day of Bacopa extract for three months.
Thousands of years of bacopa use, and at least 7 positive human studies, concur that the research on bacopa for brain support is conclusive.
It it so exciting and empowering to realize that the human brain can regenerate and become even more powerful. Whether you are trying to improve your own or your client’s cognitive function, Bacopa should be at the top of your list of herbs to try.
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