What is Bacopa Monnieri? Bacopa Mennieri is a nootropic herb that has been used in traditional medicine for longevity and cognitive enhancement. Supplementation can reduce anxiety and improve memory formation. How does Bacopa Monnieri work? Bacon Monnieri primarily works by increasing the growth of nerve endings–called dendrites–which improves the rate at which the nervous system can communicate. Most notably, many studies have shown that when taken for a long period of time (4 weeks+), Bacopa Monnieri reliably and consistently improves memory in both healthy people and people experiencing cognitive decline. It is also an antioxidant, helps to promote both dopamine and serotonin pathways in the brain and is considered an effective adaptogen. Why use Bacopa Monnieri? Improves memory Reduces anxiety Improves cognition How to use Bacopa Monnieri? The standard dose is 300mg, assuming that the total bacoside content (the active compound) is 55% of the extract, by weight. Classes of Bacopa Monnieri Bacopa Mennieri is also known as Brahmi, Aindri, Lysimachia monnieri L. Cent.,Graticola monnieri L., Herpestis monniera L. Kunth., Water hyssop, Thyme-leafed gratiola, Indian Pennywort, Jalabrahmi. Possible Side Effects of Bacopa Monnieri It is suggested to take Bacopa Monnieri with food. Taking Bacopa monnieri on an empty stomach may cause nausea, cramping, bloating, and diarrhea.