What is Bacopa?
Bacopa monnieri is an Ayurvedic herb used to supplement memory and promote relaxation.*  Bacopa contains bacosides, bacosterols, bacosine, brahmine, luteolin, apigenin, quercetin, herpsaponin, and beta-sitosterol glucoside. [2,3,4,5,6] However, of these numerous compounds, the bacosides content is the most important and is the main active ingredient in Bacopa monnieri. 
Why Bacopa Monnieri Capsules?
Bacopa monnieri capsules take the guesswork out of measuring your Bacopa doses. Taking Bacopa monnieri capsules ensures you are getting an accurate dose and saves you time as you do not need to measure out your dose on a milligram scale every day. Furthermore, Bacopa monnieri powder has an unpleasant taste. Taking it in capsule form solves this issue.
Bacopa Monnieri as a Nootropic
Bacopa monnieri is an effective cognitive supplement in healthy adults. Bacopaâ€™s ability to benefit memory is through one of two mechanisms.* One possible mechanism of action, is that Bacopa can supplement neuronal transmission.* 
What makes Bacopa monnieri stand out among other nootropics is its proven ability to promote memory in healthy adults.* One study of healthy individuals found Bacopa promoted their memory retention.*  In addition to its ability to benefit memory, Bacopa can promote verbal learning and delayed recall.* [9,10]
Additional Bacopa Monnieri Benefits
Bacopa monnieri is an effective relaxation promoting supplement.* Bacopa can promote healthy mood biomarkers within the hippocampus.*  Bacopa monnieri also provides cellular health benefits.*
Bacopa Monnieri Dosage
Individuals should take one Bacopa monnieri capsule per day. Each capsule contains 300mg of Bacopa monnieri standardized for 20% bacosides. To enhance absorption, take Bacopa with a fatty acid like fish oil.
Other Notes about Bacopa Monnieri
Bacopa is not stable at high temperatures. Temperatures of 40-60 degrees Celsius degrade the bacopasides content of this supplement over time. Store your Bacopa in a cool location to maintain potency. 
While Bacopa is an effective nootropic, effects take time to manifest. Bacopa can take 4-6 weeks to begin working with best results seen at 8-12 weeks.