Bacopa Monnieri as Bacognize®, 300mg
Bacopa Monnieri has been in human use for thousands of years as part of the medical traditions of China, India, Russia, and Nepal, among others.
Bacognize® is the best form of Bacopa Monnieri available, having been shown through clinial research to offer a broad array of benefits for cognitive health linked to 5HT serotonin binding activity and antioxidant capacity.
Statistically significant effects of supplementation of Bacopa in general and Bacognize® in specific, at doses of 300-600mg, have been seen in randomized placebo-controlled studies in healthy young adults, healthy older adults, and healthy med students, who could be said to be on their way to a certain kind of adulthood.
Bacognize® in particular can improve working memory [6, 7], immediate recall , short-term memory and cognitive processing speed , attention [6, 7], language comprehension , focus , and mood , as well as supporting healthy cognition through aging .
Bacognize® is produced by Verdure Sciences in a hands-free botanicals-only facility that is ISO-certified and NSF and GMP registered.
Rhodiola Rosea as Rhodiola5Plus™, 100mg
Rhodiola Rosea is known as a powerful adaptogen with a long tradition of use in Chinese, Russian, and Tibetan folk medicine.
Rhodiola has been studied extensively for its nootropic effects, and RCT studies have shown that supplementation may provide a notable decrease to fatigue [10, 11, 12, 13], increased physical endurance  therapeutic effects in stressed subjects , and a notable increase to cognition and subjective well-being. [12, 15, 10, 13] A meta-analysis of 11 randomized placebo-controlled trials showed benefits in fatigue reduction during physical activity and increased mental performance under stress. 
Plato contains 100mg of Rhodiola standardized to 3% Rosavins and 2% Salidroside, a dosage and potency selected to most closely match the most promising studies available. The Rhodiola in Plato may help support a positive mood [17, 18, 19], may reduce symptoms of stress [20, 21, and may support mental performance and concentration. 
Our Rhodiola comes as Rhodiola5Plus™ #2, through Jiaherb’s HerbaLink™ program - a unique chain of custody program geared towards providing the end consumer maximum transparency in botanical ID, sourcing, and traceability.
Panax Ginseng, Indena® 27-30%, 60mg
Panax Ginseng, from the Greek pan for ‘all’ and axos for ‘cure’, is commonly referred to as the ‘True Ginseng’. Ginseng been used since at least 1st century B.C. in traditional Chinese and Korean medicine as a general tonic.
Plato includes 60mg of concentrated Ginseng extract, which placebo-controlled randomized trials with healthy young subjects have shown may help improve working memory , increase calmness , support cognitive performance [23, 24], reduce the perception of mental fatigue [23, 24], and improve mental health and social functioning .
The Ginseng in Plato comes from Italian producer of supplements and pharmaceuticals Indena® and is produced under cultivation before being standardized to a high potency of not less than 27% Saponins expressed as Ginsenoside Rg1. This Ginseng is non-GMO, vegetarian, non-ionized, and certified Halal.
L-Theanine is a non-dietary, non-essential amino acid found predominantly in tea and some mushrooms. It’s structurally similar to GABA, a neuroamine critical to relaxation, and glutamate, a neurotransmitter critical to learning and memory.
On its own, it increases wakeful relaxation , relaxation while resting , and brain alpha wave activity [26, 28], while reducing temporary anxiety due to stress , and helping to maintain normal blood pressure  and heart rate in stressful situations .
Taken together with caffeine, L-Theanine has shown to improve speed and accuracy of attention-switching and reduced susceptibility to distraction in memory tasks better than caffeine alone [31, 32]. Adding Theanine to caffeine has been shown to preserve the benefits of caffeine consumption while further improving alertness and reaction time and reducing headache , together reducing reaction time and task-switching time while improving attention .
Our L-Theanine is not a branded, standardized extract because it’s just a molecule, plain and simple. It doesn’t get much purer than that.
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