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Description

Gotu Kola is how the plant Centella Asiatica is commonly known. It is a nootropic and it helps to reduce anxiety. It comes from Southeast Asia and in Bali, it is known as "student herb" because it sharpens the mind.

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Possible Benefits

  • May improve cognitive function
  • May improve focus 
  • May decrease anxiety
  • May improve mood
  • May improve circulation
  • Anti-aging
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Required Equipment

Gotu Kola capsules

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How to Do It

It is recommended to consume according to the manufacturer's instructions. Since this plant is metabolized in the liver, it is recommended to take breaks. Long-term consumption can generate toxicity.

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Why it works

  • Chemicals in the plant appear to decrease inflammation and decrease blood pressure as well as increasing length of dendrites and boosting axon growth in neurons.
  • Due to its ability to regulate GABA (gamma-Aminobutyric acid) in the brain, it is able to regulate anxiety and improve mood. 
  • Since it contains saponins, it helps to rebuild the tissues and keep the body rejuvenated.
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Time Commitment

1 minute

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Suggested Frequency

According to the manufacturer's instructions

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Time of Day

Any

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Possible Side Effects

Headache, gastrointestinal distress, dizziness

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Notes

  • For best results, stack this nootropic with Bacopa Monnieri. 
  • When using this or any other nootropic, evaluate its effects to see if it is the right one for you. 
  • Check out our nootropics guide to learn more about these powerful compounds.
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Related Products

Bacopa Monnieri

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Supporting Studies and Articles

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  1. Effects of Centella asiatica (L.) Urb. on cognitive function and mood related outcomes: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5587720/
  2. Recent Updates in Neuroprotective and Neuroregenerative Potential of Centella asiatica. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4975583/
  3. Gotu Kola (Centella asiatica): Nutritional Properties and Plausible Health Benefits. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26602573/
  4. Effectiveness of Gotu Kola Extract 750 mg and 1000 mg Compared with Folic Acid 3 mg in Improving Vascular Cognitive Impairment after Stroke. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4908235/
  5. Centella asiatica in cosmetology. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3834700/
  6. Pharmacological Review on Centella asiatica: A Potential Herbal Cure-all. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3116297/
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 Mood  Confidence  Stress  Health  AntiAging  Productivity  Focus  Creativity  Sharpness
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