Is taking bacopa good for life extension?

post by Mati_Roy (MathieuRoy) · 2020-05-23T08:54:27.480Z · LW · GW · 1 comments

This is a question post.

I've heard it reduces memory erasures, but I wonder if you think it seems overall net positive or negative in terms of identity preservation

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comment by Mati_Roy (MathieuRoy) · 2020-05-23T08:56:05.419Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

from my notes here (follow link for latest version): https://coda.io/@mati-roy/public-notes/consider-bacopa-36

Related heuristics

Relevant to this, bacopa may reduce male fertility: https://examine.com/supplements/bacopa-monnieri/research/#interactions-with-sexuality\\_male-fertility

evidence (just 1 study on mice) that bacopa reduces sperm count should reduce your probability that it will have other harmful effects according to the above heuristics AFAIU

h/t anonymous