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by Tony Gjokaj July 20, 2020 3 min read
Fitness has allowed us to explore various opportunities in improving our entire lifestyle - mind, and body.
The more we started researching supplements, nutrition, and exercise, we found more importance in the holistic side of fitness. This allowed us to experience this side of fitness, and even educate others on the benefits of holistic fitness.
One of our favorite parts of holistic health is the adaptogens and herbs. We believe that these have allowed us to take our physical and mental performance to the next level.
Today, I wanted to dive into Bacopa Monnieri, one of the stronger adaptogens we have researched. Bacopa has a lot of great studies backing it, so we felt the need to share them with you.
Let's dive in!
Bacopa Monnieri (aka water hyssop) is an ayurvedic herb that has been used for thousands of years. It has been used to improve cognition by reducing anxiety, reducing inflammation, and more. While generally studied in an older population of people, there are various studies of its cognitive effects in young individuals as well.
Bacopa has been shown to regulate serotonin, and mainly works to improve neuron connection, allowing us to turn short-term memory into long-term memory.
Being a part of the same herbal family as Ashwagandha, this herb is a pretty powerful nootropic and adaptogen.
One of Bacopa Monnieri's biggest strengths is that it is an adaptogen. Adaptogens are powerful herbs that, when used consistently for weeks, can have antioxidant capabilities. This means that they can resist physical and mental stressors, improving mind and body performance.
Think about adaptogens like exercise: when taken consistently, you will experience great results overtime!
The benefits of consistently taking bacopa monnieri is the following:
One of our favorite things about bacopa is the fact that it helps turn short-term memory to long-term memory. This means that bacopa is incredible for studying, memorizing, or even learning new skills.
You can utilize bacopa for anything: learning new exercise movements, preparing for a speech, personal development, and more.
When it comes to supplementing with Bacopa Monnieri, here is what we recommend:
Remember that Bacopa is an adaptogen, meaning it must be frequently taken to experience all of its benefits!
So as you can see here, Bacopa Monnieri is a pretty great nootropic and adaptogenic herb. It benefits you in the following way:
In taking around 200-400mg of bacopa monnieri daily over the course of weeks, you will experience these benefits and anti-oxidant benefits of well.
Consider supplementing with bacopa for any task that requires physical and mental performance. This can be exercise, strategizing, doing difficult or new tasks, and more.
Since we believe bacopa monnieri is a powerful adaptogen, we decided to put it into our product, Spark.
Our nootropic adaptogen Spark contains 300mg of Bacopa, making it an excellent product to spark your mornings. Coupled with a caffeinated beverage like Impulse, you can truly augment your lifestyle.
You can get yours here.
I hope that this has helped educate you all on the various benefits of Bacopa Monnieri. We believe it's an incredible herb, and we hope that it helps you improve your lifestyle in some way.
Any questions, comments, or insights? Throw them below, direct email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks for reading, Reforged Legion!
Until next time, warriors!
Tony is the Owner of Reforged. He is a PN1 Certified Nutrition Coach and has been in the fitness space for over a decade. His goal is to help millions exercise their way out of depression and anxiety.
by Tony Gjokaj April 25, 2023 3 min read
Exercise can feel like a chore, and even if you know it’s good for your health, the motivation to get moving sometimes just isn’t there.
But it doesn’t have to be a burden - by making exercise meaningful to you, it can become something fun and rewarding!
Here are five ways to make exercise more meaningful!
by Tony Gjokaj October 07, 2022 4 min read
Men, I know what it is like to be overweight and depressed.
Not having the energy to do anything but relax and sleep.
While relaxation and sleep are incredibly important, they can make us feel like we are not making progress in our lives.
And when depression hits, it’s very difficult to push through with exercise and weight loss.
But did you know that even though it takes time and some effort, you don’t need to get obsessively crazy over it?
In fact, with just a few small adjustments, you can lose weight, fight back against depression, and take your life back.
If you're serious about shedding pounds and pushing away those depression demons, here are five tips that can help get you started.
by Tony Gjokaj September 05, 2022 4 min read
A few weeks ago, my buddy Grant and I talked about nutrition.
We talked about how he's lost over 120 pounds so far with the weight loss progress he's been making.
This is all because he has been making healthier decisions over time.
One of the newest challenges he's facing right now is he's got a new job. He's working 10 to 12 hour days with physical demanding labor.
And what's been happening for him is that he's been super exhausted, he's not motivated to meal prep, he's having trouble trying to sit down and cook foods doesn't have the energy doesn't have the time.
So what I propose is five tips that you can use to live a more on the go fast food healthy eating lifestyle.
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