We’ve had a couple questions about why we include 300mg of Bacopa monnieri in Pharmanaut Focus. It’s an ingredient that not many people are familiar with, but it offers some amazing benefits. Bacopa monnieri is particularly beneficial for esports competitors because it has been shown to: reduce inflammation, improve visual processing, enhance spatial memory, aid focus and help with anxiety and stress.
First, Bacopa monnieri contains powerful antioxidants. Those antioxidants offer protection for neurological function by neutralizing free radicals. The compound that do this are called bacosides.
Bacopa monnieri has also been shown to suppress inflammatory cytokines, which are molecules that stimulate an inflammatory response. B. monnieri has also been shown to have anti-inflammatory effects comparable to drugs commonly used to treat inflammation.
Third, research indicates bacopa monnieri enhances brain function. An animal study showed that supplementing with Bacopa Monnieri improved visual information processing speed, learning rate and ability to retain information. A 12-week study found that this result was obtained with a 300mg dose - that’s why Pharmanaut Focus contains 300mg of bacopa! Another study showed that supplementing with this amount of B. monnieri improved attention and the ability to process information.
Bacopa monnieri has also been shown to reduce neurodevelopmental challenges like impulsivity and inattentiveness. It’s also considered an adaptogenic herb, which means it increases your body’s resistance to stress. The possible method the bacopa does this is by suppressing cortisol, a stress hormone. Early animal studies have shown that bacopa monnieri has anti-anxiety effects similar to those of prescription medications. For example, two human studies found that taking 300 mg of bacopa monnieri daily significantly reduced anxiety and depression scores in adults over 12 weeks, compared to the placebo treatment.