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Ancient Herb, Modern Symptoms

Here's how one Ayurvedic superstar can positively impact your peri/menopause experience.

By Womaness Editors    5-Minute Read

Don’t call it ancient history: the superstar herb ashwagandha from the Ayurvedic tradition is as modern as they come when it comes to helping manage your symptoms in perimenopause and menopause.  

In fact, research shows ashwagandha might just be your new go-to for a more balanced, stress-free experience, no matter your stage of menopause.

It's catching on—not just as a wellness fad, but as a genuine helper for women embracing this new chapter with vigor.

Check out our complete guide to see how ashwagandha can revolutionize your aging journey and possibly boost your day-to-day fabulousness during such a transformative time.


The Power of Ashwagandha for Menopause (& Peri!) Relief

If you’re growing older (and really feeling it), you're not alone in the search for holistic solutions to the sometimes-overwhelming symptoms that come along with it. Enter ashwagandha. This mighty herb from the heart of Ayurvedic medicine is gaining buzz as a powerhouse for easing the challenging moments of peri, menopause, and more.

So why are in-the-know women turning to ashwagandha? Its adaptogenic magic offers support for hormonal balance, stress relief, brain health, and more, truly enhancing the menopause experience. Here’s a breakdown of the top seven benefits that make Ashwagandha a must-have for aging well:

1. Hormonal Harmony & Hot Flash Relief

Feel your internal thermostat finally stabilize as ashwagandha promotes hormonal balance, turning down the heat on those beyond-inconvenient hot flashes.

2. Soothes Stress & Mood

Tackle mood swings and emotional upheaval head-on. Ashwagandha helps modulate stress responses, ushering in tranquility and emotional stability.

3. Brain Booster

Keep your cognitive edge sharp. Ashwagandha’s neuroprotective benefits support brain health, ensuring your mental clarity doesn't skip a beat.

4. Ups Energy Levels

Wave goodbye to fatigue. This herb’s energizing properties help revitalize your zest for life, pushing you to power through the day.

5. Builds Bone & Prevents Osteoporosis

It's never been a more important time to fortify your frame. Ashwagandha may boost bone density, making it a valuable ally in the fight against osteoporosis.

6. Immune System Support

Strengthen your defenses. With its immunomodulatory effects, ashwagandha supports robust immune health, helping keep you more resilient.

7. Enhance Your Quality of Life

Improve your overall well-being (because you know our motto: "live fully, age well"). By tackling a broad spectrum of menopause symptoms, ashwagandha can significantly uplift your life quality.


The Science Backing Ashwagandha

We're huge fans of ashwagandha's potential for your peri and menopause symptom management...but it's always smart to know the scientific research supporting the claims. That said, here are key findings from recent studies on ashwagandha and its impact on your menopause relief.

1. Research on: Hormonal Balance & Hot Flash Relief

Research suggests that ashwagandha's adaptogenic properties can support your hormonal balance, potentially reducing the frequency and intensity of hot flashes, a common symptom of both perimenopause and menopause. A study published in the Journal of Herbal Medicine found that ashwagandha supplementation led to significant improvements in hot flash scores among menopausal women.

2. Research on: Stress Reduction & Emotional Well-Being

A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology found that ashwagandha supplementation might lead to improvements in stress and overall well-being in premenopausal and perimenopausal women.

3. Research on: Cognitive Function Enhancement

Research has also looked at ashwagandha's potential neuroprotective effects. A study in the Journal of Dietary Supplements found ashwagandha root extract improved cognitive and psychomotor performance in healthy adults, suggesting potential benefits for cognitive function during menopause.

4. Research on: Energy & Vitality

Ashwagandha's potential to combat fatigue and enhance vitality has been explored in several studies. A systematic review in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine found that ashwagandha effectively improved energy levels and reduced fatigue in subjects across various studies.

5. Research on: Bone Health & Osteoporosis Prevention

A study published in the Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine found ashwagandha had potential osteoprotective properties, suggesting it could support bone health and potentially reduce the risk of osteoporosis both during and after menopause.


Ashwagandha: Your Ally for Aging Well

From experience and from research, ashwagandha proves to offer a holistic approach to managing your peri/menopause symptoms. From hormonal balance to stress reduction, cognitive function enhancement, energy boost, and bone health support, the potential benefits of this potent Ayurvedic herb are vast, varied, and much needed. It's not just a trend!

As always, since every woman's perimenopause and menopause journey is different and what works for one may not work for anotherconsult your doctor before incorporating ashwagandha or any new supplement into your daily routine. They can provide personalized guidance based on your health history, and determine if ashwagandha is the proactive step your need toward a smoother road to symptom relief.



Frequently Asked Questions

How can ashwagandha help with peri/menopause symptoms?

Ashwagandha is thought to have adaptogenic properties that may help your body adapt to stress and hormonal changes associated with the stages of menopause. By reducing stress levels and promoting hormone balance, this herb might contribute to alleviating symptoms like hot flashes and mood swings.

However, individual responses can vary, so it's important to consult a medical professional before using ashwagandha or other supplements in your menopause management plan.

Are there any clinical studies supporting the use of ashwagandha for menopause symptom relief?

While there is growing interest in ashwagandha's potential benefits for perimenopause and menopause, more research is needed to establish its specific effects. Some preliminary studies suggest that ashwagandha may help manage stress and hormonal imbalances, which are relevant factors for menopause symptom relief.

Consulting a healthcare provider and staying informed about ongoing research can help you make informed decisions about using ashwagandha to manage your peri and menopause symptoms.

How does ashwagandha compare to other methods, like Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT), for treating symptoms of peri/menopause?

Ashwagandha offers a holistic approach to managing menopause symptoms compared to Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT). While HRT involves introducing synthetic hormones into the body, Ashwagandha works by supporting the body's mechanisms.

Deciding between Ashwagandha and HRT should be based on your individual needs, preferences, and consultation with a healthcare professional.


Is there a supplement I should take for my perimenopause or menopause symptoms?

Me.No.Pause. is a clean, clinically backed supplement by Womaness formulated with ashwagandha as well as Pycnogenol and Bacognize. They all play a role in alleviating the symptoms associated with menopause like hot flashes, night sweats, brain fog, memory issues, and mood swings. 


Benefits of Taking Me.No.Pause. from Womaness:

Hot Flash Relief: Hot flashes are a common and often uncomfortable symptom of menopause. Me.No.Pause. supplements from Womaness are formulated to provide relief from hot flashes, helping you stay more comfortable throughout the day. The carefully selected ingredients in Me.No.Pause. are designed to address the underlying hormonal imbalances that can trigger hot flashes, promoting a sense of well-being.

Mood Balance: Menopause can bring about changes in mood and emotional well-being. Me.No.Pause. includes ingredients that may support mood balance and emotional stability. By addressing hormonal fluctuations, this supplement aims to contribute to a more positive and balanced emotional state during the menopausal transition.

Bone Health Support: As estrogen levels decline during menopause, bone health becomes a concern for many women. Me.No.Pause. is formulated with ingredients that may promote bone health by supporting bone density and strength. Ensuring proper bone health is crucial for overall well-being as you age.

Cognitive Function Enhancement: Brain fog and cognitive changes are often experienced during menopause. Me.No.Pause. contains elements that may contribute to enhanced cognitive function, helping you stay sharp and focused as you navigate this life stage.

Sleep Quality Improvement: Sleep disturbances are a frequent complaint among menopausal women. Me.No.Pause. is designed to help improve sleep quality by addressing factors that can disrupt sleep patterns, such as night sweats. By promoting restful sleep, this supplement aims to enhance your overall quality of life.


Me.No.Pause. from Womaness is crafted by women, for women, with science-backed ingredients known for their potential benefits during perimenopause and menopause. These carefully selected components work together to provide holistic support for your various menopausal symptoms—and can bring the relief you deserve.


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DisclaimerThis article is intended for informational purposes and is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a physician or medical advice. Womaness strives to share the knowledge and advice from our own network of experts and our own research. We encourage you to make healthcare decisions based in partnership with a qualified healthcare professional.