THE SCIENCE

The science has started to catch up with the thousands of years of traditional medical practice which has seen Bacopa monnieri, Gotu Kola, Rhodiola rosea and Vitamin Bs used to reduce stress and maintain mental function.

Don’t believe us though. Below are some extracts from scientific studies about how the ingredients of Clariti may help you.

BACOPA MONNIERI

Bacopa is also known as Brahmi, water hyssop or Indian Pennywort.

Bacopa monnieri is a perennial, ground cover herb, native to the wetlands of India, Asia, Australia, Africa and the Americas. 

Bacopa has been mentioned in Hindu Vedas that date back to around 5000BC and has been in use in Ayurvedic Medicine since at least 500 AD for improving memory and concentration.

Studies of the widespread health benefits of Bacopa monnieri include; 

  • Antioxidant
  • Neuro protective
  • Cognitive or nootropic effects - brain tonic, memory enhancement
  • Antidepressant activity
  • Anti ulcer effects
  • Anti-inflammatory effects
  • Adaptogen
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Hepatoprotective activity

The science behind Bacopa: 

Results from scientific studies indicate that Bacopa monnieri enhances aspects of learning, memory and cognitive function. Anxiety is likely reduced with long-term use of Bacopa. 

  • "Bacopa significantly improved verbal learning, memory acquisition, and delayed recall..." (Southern Cross University)
  • "Triterpene Saponins and their bacosides are the main compounds that enhance nerve impulse transmission (via repair of neuronal damage), which facilitates memory recall and retention" (Medicinal Plants Australia, Vol. 4)
  • "At the end of the 12 week study, results indicated a significant improvement in verbal learning, memory consolidation, and speed of early information processing in the treatment group compared to placebo" (Thorne Research)
  • "Bacopa monnieri significantly improved visual speed of visual information processing" (Swinburne University of Technology)
  • "Clinical trials not only support its effect on memory, as improvement in related conditions can also be expected: work related mental fatigue, epilepsy (reducing the incidence of fitting), insomnia, headache, depression, palpitations and irritability" (Medicinal Plants Australia, Vol. 4)
  • "These findings suggest that Bacopa monnieri may improve higher cognitive processes that are critically dependent on the input of information from our environment such as learning and memory (Swinburne University of Technology)

    Traditional sources suggests that Bacopa monnieri is well tolerated at the usual therapeutic doses. 

    GOTU KOLA

    Also known as Centella Asiatica and Asiatic Pennywort, Gotu Kola is a small creeping plant that flourishes in damp swampy sites. 

    Indigenous to Australia, India, Indonesia, South Pacific Islands, Africa and Madagascar and Asia, Gotu Kola has a long history of use in traditional medicine. 

    Gotu Kola has a long history of use in Traditional Chinese, Traditional African and Ayurvedic medicine.

    Studies of the widespread health benefits of Gotu Kola include;

    • Neuroprotective (nerve protective) and mood disorders
    • Detoxicant
    • Anti-parasitic
    • Anti-inflammatory
    • Anticancer 
    • Wound-healing and skin repair
    • Antimicrobial
    • Cardiovascular
    • Cerebrovascular
    • Liver (Hepatoprotective)
    • Respiratory tract
    • Anti-diabetic 
    • Radiation (radioprotective) properties

    The science behind Gotu Kola:

    • "Gotu Kola has traditionally been valued as a brain tonic and memory protective herb - a reputation that is supported by current research" (Medicinal Plants in Australia, Vol. 4)
    • "Gotu Kola: protective effects on brain function including neurodegenerative diseases, protection for ageing processes and enhancement of memory and learning" (Medicinal Plants in Australia, Vol. 4)
    • "It is also recommended as an antipyretic, diuretic, rheumatic, antibacterial, antiviral drug, in the treatment of vein insufficiency and for improving cognition, relieving anxiety and as an anti-cancer agent" (NCBI)
    • "Centella asiatica, an Indian medicinal plant, has been described as possessing central nervous system activity, such as improving intelligence" (NCBI)
    • "In vitro and in vivo studies have shown important health benefits like antidiabetic, wound-healing, antimicrobial, memory-enhancing, antioxidant, and neuroprotecting activities" (NCBI) 

    RHODIOLA ROSEA

    Also known as Artic root, golden root, King’s crown and Rose root, Rhodiola is a perennial flowering plant found in Alpine regions of Europe and Asia. Rhodiola has a long history of use in Europe, with the Greek physician Dioscorides mentioning Rhodiola 2000 years ago. 

    Vikings were said to have taken Rhodiola to enhance physical strength and endurance. 

    Studies of the widespread health benefits of Rhodiola include;

    • Adaptogenic (modulates stress response)
    • Improved physical performance
    • Improved mental performance - cognitive function, attention and memory enhancement
    • Antidepressant
    • Immunimodulation
    • Antibacterial
    • Cardioprotective
    • Antioxidant
    • Neuroprotective
    • Hepatoprotective
    • Anticancer effects

    The science behind Rhodiola: 

    • "Rhodiola rosea may be beneficial during stressful exam periods and help to improve mental fatigue, general well-being and neuro-motoric fitness.
    • A significant improvement in physical and cognitive performance was observed in both groups" (Advances in Therapy)
    • "Helps temporarily relieve symptoms of stress" (Health Canada)
    • "Helps support cognitive function (such as mental focus and stamina)" (Health Canada)
    • "It is suggested that this plant has great utility as a therapy in aesthetic conditions (decline in work performance, sleep disturbances, poor appetite, irritability, hypertension, headaches and fatigue) developing subsequent to intense physical or intellectual strain, influenza and other viral exposures, and other illness" (Thorne Research)
    • "Rhodiola rosea has been categorised as an adaptogen by Russian researchers due to its observed ability to increase resistance to a variety of chemical, biological and physical stressors" (Thorne Research