Supports the mind and intellect. Supports normal mental acuity. Supports the physiological processes involved in relaxation. Has an adaptogenic effect. Used historically as a potent nerve tonic. Used in Ayurveda for centuries Bacopa (Bacopa monniera) is included in the Brahmi category of herbs supporting normal function of the mind intellect consciousness and good spirit. According to Alternative Medicine Review (March 4004) "Recent research has focused primarily on Bacopa's cognitive effects specifically memory learning and concentration and results support the traditional Ayurvedic claims. . Bacopa is also a powerful antioxidant supports normal levels of antioxidant and enzymes such as superoxide dismutase (SOD) catalase (CAT) and glutathione peroxidase (GPX) maintaining the structural integrity of the mitochondrial membrane that is an important respiratory organelle within the cell. (NIH PubMed 2005).
"There is no mention of purity on the product, or any heavy metals analysis. After writing them multiple emails, Himalaya refuses to give me the COA analysis for the product. Because heavy metals are not something that should be messed around with, and there is no mention of them anywhere on the product, on the company's website, or given out through email, I will not be using Himalaya brand products in the future.
I would suggest everyone request COAs from their bacopa manufacturers, as the bacopa plant is especially susceptible to lead accumulation. Anyone that refuses to provide that analysis should not be trusted."
"Have been taking Bacopa for several years, and it has helped me immensely with my memory and thought process. It is a very inexpensive way to keep sharp and bright, and improve your memory as we grow old."
"These capsules are only 3/4 filled. I don't know if this is a manufacturing error or if they are supposed to be this way. If this is the correct amount, then why put them in a larger capsule than the filling requires? A smaller capsule would be easier to take."