Hi, I've been reading that bacopa is a safe and pretty effective cognitive enhancer. Yesterday I found Blackmores Ginkgo Brahmi locally for only $21! It contains 3g of Bacopa monnieri extract(equiv to whole plan, standardised to contain bacosides 67.5mg) and 3g of Ginkgo biloba. I'd like to try this nootropic to see how well it affects me.
I have a few questions before starting this herb:
1. When should I take this pill? I've heard that bacopa makes you sleepy so should I take it before bed/before dinner?
2. How many should I take? Blackmores recommends 1 tablet twice a day with a meal is it okay to take 2 tablets at night?
3. Is this herb really safe? I've heard that it could contain heavy metals which concerns me.