This Hemp Capsule Promises to Improve Memory, Focus, and Mental Clarity
This article was originally featured at Forbes.comArticle Written by: Emily Price
Hemp oil users have long touted its ability to help reduce pain and anxiety and even depression, but what if taking hemp oil could also help you improve your focus and memory?
Plant People, a hemp oil company out of New York, launched a product this week that it claims does just that. Called “Stay Sharp” the group’s hemp oil capsules include not only hemp oil but also other medicinal herbs that it says will lead to “cognitive enhancement.” It’s one of several products that the company makes that combine hemp with other medicinal herbs.
“We approach product development starting with the science-backed benefits of the hero ingredient, then introduce other efficacious plants and plant compounds to arrive at solution-oriented formulas,” Gabe Kennedy, co-founder of Plant People tells Forbes. “Listening to customers, we identified the need for a hemp oil supplement people could take in the morning or mid-day to help them operate at their peak while additionally addressing the needs of aging communities.”
Kennedy along with his co-founder Hudson Gaines-Ross said that while hemp oil predominant focus on the market is as a remedy for pain and anxiety, they say a way to double down on the evidence that hemp oil works as a neurological protector as well.
“Hemp oil isn’t just for relief in the here and now,” Gaines-Ross says. “It’s an investment in your long-term brain health. With the Stay Sharp blend of adaptogenic herbs and nootropics, we have created a solution for your morning routine and to support your brain health for now, and later.”
Beyond the addition of 15mg of hemp oil per capsule, each Stay Sharp capsule also includes Bacopa Monnieri leaf extract, Gotu Kola, Ginkgo Biloba leaf extract, Rosemary, and L-theanine. Here’s what the company says the benefits of including each one are:
Key Ingredients & Benefits:
Hemp oil: this non-psychoactive ingredient has endless benefits including anxiety relief without feeling lethargic so you can keep your focus on what matters
Bacopa Monnieri: a renowned Ayurvedic herb that improves cognition, mood, and memory, and inhibits inflammation in the brain; it’s loved so much in India that it’s referred to as Brahmi after Brahmā, the creator God
Gotu Kola: grown in the Himalayas, Gotu Kola promotes mental clarity and focus; a rejuvenating nervine, this herb helps increase neurotransmitter functions while increasing awareness and minimizing stress
Ginkgo: a staple in traditional Chinese medicine, Ginkgo supports brain circulation, attention, mood, and concentration. Distractions, be gone!
Rosemary: high in antioxidants, Rosemary is a traditional Mediterranean herb used to boost the brain’s circulatory functions and keep free radicals in check
L-theanine: found in green tea leaves, this fatty acid blocks glutamate receptors (which cause anxiety, restlessness, and lack of focus) and boosts production of relaxing neurotransmitters—leaving you cool, calm, and collected so that no static can penetrate your thoughts.
Stay Sharp adds to a line of hemp oil products sold by Plant People. The group also sells hemp oil drops and a high-potency hemp oil salve.
Plant People’s Be Calm capsules also include a number of other herbs for an enhanced effect. Those capsules specifically also include Albizia bark and flower, Avena sativa, Ashwagandha, Schisandra berry, Holy basil leaf, and L-theanine.