Brain Fog and Menopause
Menopause is a confusing time and to add on top of the constant changes there is side effects like brain fog. Many studies have found that brain fog increases during perimenopause with one study saying, “decreases in attention/working memory, verbal learning, verbal memory, and fine motor speed may be most evident in the first year after the final menstrual period.” (1) Which leaves us with what are the root causes of this and how can we improve this symptom? There are many reasons for these symptoms but the main culprit is that changing amounts of hormones, specifically estrogen and progesterone.
- Estrogen helps with memory, communication skills, and concentration so the drop in estrogen leads to poor memory, poor communication skills, and little ability to concentrate.
- Serotonin, known for its mood stabilizing and well-being effects, is also related to estrogen levels so the drop in estrogen also affects serotonin levels.
- Progesterone helps with mental stability/regulation and sleep. The drop in progesterone causes symptoms of anxiety and depression which include the inability to concentrate, decreased memory, mood irregularity…etc.
So, it’s easy to see why we get brain fog if these hormones are dropping and/or fluctuating depending on which stage of menopause you are in, but the question is how do we mitigate this?
We here at Aeryon Ashlie included ingredients to help improve menopausal including brain fog:
- Ashwagandha -to help combat anxiety and depression to improve symptoms like brain fog.
- Bacopa is also included in the formula to help with serotonin production and is neuro protective
- Chinese Hawthorn is added to help stabilize your mood too.
- Schisandra and B5 were added to help you recover from and combat stress.
U Remind Me was formulated with menopause in mind to help you be the best you can be at any stage of menopause.
(1)Weber MT, Rubin LH, Maki PM. Cognition in perimenopause: the effect of transition stage. Menopause. 2013 May;20(5):511-7. doi: 10.1097/gme.0b013e31827655e5. PMID: 23615642; PMCID: PMC3620712.