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Bacopa Vitality Review – 8 Things To Look For

By Sasha de Beausset Aparicio, MSc

Reviewed by Rebecca Williams, MD, MA, MB, BChir

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Evidence Based | Facts | What's Inside? | Claims | Precautions | Cost | Directions | Verdict

Bacopa Vitality is an herbal supplement promising to improve your mental state and much more. It’s sold by Life Enhancement, a company from Nevada founded in 1985. Some of their best selling products were designed by Durk Pearson and Sandy Shaw, authors who are sometimes described as independent experts in life extension research and brain biochemistry. They wrote on nutrition and supplements decades ago, and some of their findings still hold up in modern medicine. Although they weren’t visibly involved in Bacopa Vitality, they’re part of Life Enhancement’s positive reputation for quality supplements.


1) Bacopa Vitality Quick Facts

Bacopa Vitality’s capsules all contain 100 mg of bacopa leaf extract. The label of each bottle recommends taking them during mealtimes, immediately after you eat, up to 3 times a day. This is in line with the common 300 mg dose that is used. The source, an herb known as the bacopa monnieri plant, has long been used in traditional medicine. Like many ancient herbs and roots, it was used as treatment for an overly wide variety of problems. It does, however, have actual scientific backing for some things.

What’s Inside?

2) What’s Inside Bacopa Vitality?

Bacopa Vitality contains the following ingredients: Bacopa extract (leaf), rice flour, gelatin capsule, magnesium stearate

3) What Does Bacopa Vitality Do?

Capules contain 100 mg of bacopa leaf extract from the bacopa monnieri plant. It’s also known as brahmi, thyme leafed gratiola, and Indian pennywort. The nootropic herb is not aromatic and grows best in marshy or damp conditions. Some people even use it as an aquarium plant. The herb has been used in traditional medicine for epilepsy, asthma, ulcers, tumors, enlarged spleen, inflammations, leprosy, anemia, gastroenteritis, and more. While not all positive effects have been proven through scientific study, bacopa does have potential to help with a lot of problems. Side effects are rare but if they do appear, it tends to be nausea more than anything else. Taking supplements with food can offset the risk of side effects, and it’s very much recommended that you use Bacopa Vitality during mealtimes. Life Enhancement recommends taking it immediately after meals.

Bacopa seems to work in people of all ages, although it’s usually studied in the elderly. The most common dose is 300 mg a day as long the extract is of high quality. The active compound (bacoside content) needs to be more than half of the extract. Life Enhancement doesn’t say whether or not Bacopa Vitality meets this threshold, only that it contains at least 20% or more of bacosides.


4) What Bacopa Vitality Does?

  • Bacopa extract may be useful for a large number of ailments and general problems. It has proven significant effects on memory for healthy people and those who are older, suffering from cognitive decline. Bacopa is likely to also help with attention, along with decreasing anxiety and depression.


5) Precautions of Bacopa Vitality Use

  • Takes a while before results appear, up to 6 weeks, and its effects are cumulative. As time goes on, bacopa seems to improve your condition more. People looking for fast results will be disappointed. There’s also no indication from Life Enhancement that Bacopa Vitality has its concentrations of bacopa in the correct levels (55% or more total bacoside content by weight). They only mention that it is “standardized to contain no less than 20% bacosides A and B.”


6) Bacopa Vitality Cost

Every bottle of 90 capsules will last about a month, perhaps longer depending on your preferences and memory. It’s very inexpensive, although there is a downside – it takes a month or two for bacopa to really kick in. So you’ll have to buy multiple bottles before you can even decide if it’s for you. Life Enhancement also offers a 30 day money back guarantee, but it probably wouldn’t apply to your first bottle if you’re unsatisfied. It often takes 30 to 40 days to know if Bacopa Vitality is working correctly.


7) Bacopa Vitality Directions

Research shows its effectiveness related to memory, attention, anxiety, and mood. Memory and concentration have been studied best so far. Specific types of bacopa extracts improve memory in older adults and children, and may improve hand eye coordination. There’s also research on epilepsy, asthma, aches and pains, and other conditions, but the research tends to be lacking. More evidence is needed before making a definitive statement on some bacopa benefits.


8) Our Verdict on Bacopa Vitality

It doesn’t take long to find people raving about bacopa extracts. Many people, especially the elderly, can benefit from the memory boosting effects of the herb. It often takes 4 to 6 weeks before noticing the improvements, but improvements can be vast. This is one of the least expensive things you can buy to improve your general mental health. Some people may prefer to see bacopa as part of a nootropic stack or other type of formula, but it does work on its own. One reviewer said it’s effective but doesn’t taste nice. Bacopa Vitality looks like a reliable and good quality product which might do a lot for you.

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