Summer sure was fun. Well, for about 5 minutes anyway.
Cancellations for all those big “post-pandemic” plans we had, are coming in so fast now if you’re not careful, it’s liable to make your head spin.
We’re back to feeling stressed out, anxious, and unable to sleep. Heck, I’m even
starting to worry I may need to stock up on toilet paper again.
Hopefully, it won’t get that bad this time around. Besides, I learned a valuable lesson last year. I keep a month’s supply of TP on hand at all times now. (My grandmother’s “Depression style” pantry finally makes sense to me.)
But there’s no doubt we could ALL use a little something to help take the edge off at this point. And many people seek that relief by turning to bad news benzodiazepines and other risky anxiety drugs.
Of course, Big Pharma couldn’t be happier about this turn of events. After all, they’re busy making hay while the skies are gray.
But I’ve got a different solution for you to consider, instead. Bacopa monnieri is a natural way to increase calm, boost focus, and improve your sleep, all at the same time.
Bacopa serves up big-time benefits
I’ll admit Bacopa monnieri doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue the way a catchy, marketing-department-produced name like Xanax does.
But who cares what it sounds like? What it DOES is far more critical.
And new research shows how this all-natural herbal remedy could run rings around some of the stuff in the pharmacy.
Bacopa is a natural stress-fighter or what’s known as an adaptogen. And we’re not just talking about the herb addressing the stress you feel. Bacopa also targets the actual toll stress takes inside the body.
In the new study, bacopa monnieri was put to the test against a placebo in 89 men and women across all age groups, from teens right up to Social Security age. And it helped in EVERY major category.
Three BIG benefits stood out in the crowd…
- Emotional wellbeing improved by 14 percent, TWICE as much as placebo
- Pain levels PLUNGED by 16 percent, FIVE TIMES better than placebo
- General health jumped by 12 percent, or TRIPLE the placebo
But that’s not all. The folks who took the supplement also had an increase in melatonin at night. That lead to better sleep, followed by a gentle rise in cortisol in the morning, which delivered a better wakeup without grogginess.
The volunteers who got the real-deal herb also had more focus, felt less stress and had lower inflammation levels, too.
Bonus memory benefits
But the new study didn’t even get into what could potentially be the most crucial bacopa monnieri benefit of all. Past research has found the herb may help enhance memory and reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.
Plus, some promising studies have found bacopa could even be a potential treatment for folks already struggling with cognitive decline.
Bacopa monnieri goes by many different names, including Brahmi, water hyssop, and Herpestis monniera. Some brands even mix and match those monikers.
For example, I’ve seen labels that read Bacopa Brahmi and Brahmi Bacopa. But thankfully, it’s most commonly just listed as “bacopa.”
You can find the supplement online and in stores. Just be sure to look for a high-quality formula from a maker you trust and skip the cheap generic stuff you find in a discount store.
For even more help harnessing your stress, try this all-natural belly secret on for size.