Four Ingredients. Three Are Plants.

Nootropics should be simple, safe and effective. That’s why Plato has only four well-researched ingredients.

  • Bacopa Monnieri as Bacognize®, 300mg

    Bacopa Monnieri, also known as Smooth Water Hyssop, Brahmi, and a bunch of other fun names, is a perennial, creeping herb native to wetlands nearly all over the world.

    Bacopa has been used in Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine for thousands of years and may provide a notable increase to memory, according to multiple peer-reviewed, double-blind, placebo-controlled studies on humans.

    Bacognize® by Verdure Sciences is made to the highest standards from whole wild-crafted Bacopa Monnieri herb in a botanicals-only facility that is ISO-certified and NSF GMP-registered.

    Bacognize® is vegan, gluten-free and certified non-GMO.

    For more about why we love Bacognize®, dive into the Research section.

  • Rhodiola Rosea as Rhodiola5Plus™, 100mg

    Rhodiola Rosea, also known as Golden Root and Arctic Root, is an adaptogen with history of use in Chinese, Russian, and Tibetan folk medicine. It's a perennial flowering plant that grows in cold, mountainous areas.

    Rhodiola may help support concentration, positive mood, and mental performance, and may reduce symptoms of stress, including cortisol response, according to multiple randomized trials in humans.

    As part of our fanatical commitment to transparency, we're excited to include Rhodiola5Plus™ with HerbaLink™ chain of custody documentation for the Rhodiola included every batch of Plato.

    For more on why we include Rhodiola click through to the Research section.

  • Panax Ginseng, Indena® 27-30%, 60mg

    Panax Ginseng is sometimes referred to as the 'True Ginseng' due to its being the most-researched and most effective of the Ginseng family. 'Panax' is derived from the Greek words for 'all-healing', and Ginseng has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for thousands of years for a range of maladies.

    Ginseng may help improve working memory, increase calmness, support cognitive performance, and reduce the perception of mental fatigue, according to randomized trials in healthy young participants.

    Our Ginseng is grown under cultivation for Indena S.p.A., an Italian producer with more than 90 years of experience in clinical research and development.

    For a deeper dive on why we take Ginseng, please do peruse the Research section.

  • L-Theanine, 200mg

    L-Theanine is a non-dietary amino acid found naturally in tea (green, black, and white) and some types of mushrooms. If you've ever noticed the difference between the pep you get from drinking green tea versus coffee, it may be the effects of L-Theanine you're feeling.

    L-Theanine increases wakeful relaxation, resting relaxation, brain alpha wave activity, and temporary anxiety induced by stress, according to randomized trials in healthy, young participants.

    L-Theanine may have synergistic effects with caffeine, increasing accuracy and attention in multiple studies when used together.

    To find out more about why we included L-Theanine (but no caffeine), pop over to the Research section.


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Steady as She Goes

Life is full of ups and downs — distractions, stress, and dips in energy can throw you off your game and get in the way of your goals.

Plato can help improve your energy, focus, and stress, so you can be your best self more of the time.


Plato Helps You Be the Boss of You

… not the other way around.

Be in control of the one thing you’re really responsible for - you.

• Better Focus - get a greater sense of control over yourself, work and daily tasks
• Sharper Memory - be more reliable with facts and with details that matter
• Less Fatigue - get more out of each day without abusing your stalwart friend coffee

You Never Do a Dumb Thing Twice

The real key to success is consistency, and people with good habits go on to win Nobel Prizes and huge golden cups with their names on them.

You can be one of these people, and the best habit to start with is taking Plato daily.



Plato Is Made of Pure Gold*

Not really. Technically, Plato is made of branded, standardized extracts.

Our ingredients are backed by the companies that make them, and also by double-blind randomized placebo-controlled trials in healthy young adults.

Read on below for why we only work with suppliers who are OK putting their name on our label.

* To be clear, Plato is not made of gold at all - this is a metaphor.

Branded Extracts

Plato is made from plants, and plants, like people, aren’t all alike.

Seasonal variation, changes due to weather, and even differences from plant to plant — all are common reasons for variations in the potency of herbs and roots.

For that reason (and a few thousand others), Plato is formulated with branded standardized extracts.

Standardized means every batch of each ingredient is identical in potency and purity, season to season, year over year.

Branded means we buy from suppliers who are proud to put their name on the product. Most supplements are made of generic ingredients, which is fine for, say, breakfast cereal, not so much for nootropics.

To find out more about why we use branded, standardized extracts, peruse our research page, or reach out and ask us directly at


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