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Ingredient Spotlight: Bacopa monnieri

Meet the antidote to menopausal brain fog

By Womaness Editors     2-Minute Read

Bacon monnieri in menopause

Used traditionally for thousands of years across China, India, Russia, Nepal, and beyond, Bacopa monnieri is an adaptogenic herb shown through extensive clinical research to be linked to cognitive health by supporting memory, concentration, and mood. 

Known as Brahmi in the holistic mind-body-spirit Ayurvedic medicine tradition in which it is a staple, Bacopa monnieri is also known as water hyssop, thyme-leaved gratiola, and herb of grace. The world’s most ancient healers have been using this herb for centuries—and here’s why it’s the best-kept all-natural secret for helping your brain fog.

Menopausal Brain Fog: Not in Your Head

Since as many as 60% of women in midlife may suffer from brain fog that makes it hard to concentrate or remember details (Why did I walk into this room again?), supplementing with a tested herb like Bacopa monnieri just makes sense. 

One study showed that in the year after menopausal women stopped their last menstrual period, they scored the lowest on tests for tasks connected to cognition, including: 

 Verbal learning and memory 

● Fine motor skills

● Attention

● Working memory tasks

So why is this happening? Many researchers believe it’s linked to the major hormonal changes happening in menopause, primarily the decline in estrogen levels and progesterone, follicle-stimulating hormone, and luteinizing hormone. But the good news is you don’t have to live in a haze forever—with more time, memory actually improved for most women. And until then, you can supplement with herbs like Bacopa.

The Herb That Significantly Improves Memory and Attention

Studies have shown that Bacopa monnieri combats the exact symptoms that women may face during the mental slog of menopause. 

One 12-week study in 60 older adults showed that 300 – 600 mg of Bacopa monnieri daily improved memory, attention, and the ability to process information—the same things menopausal women struggle with when dealing with brain fog. 

You might be asking yourself about side effects. Here’s the deal: as always, it’s recommended to speak with your doctor before starting a new supplement. Some people experience nausea or digestive problems with the herb(*), and it may interfere with medications like amitriptyline.(*) Overall, it is widely considered to be safe with minimum side effects. 


To get the best results from Bacopa monnieri, it’s best to use a standardized extract, so you know exactly what you’re putting in your body.

Bacognize®: The Gold Standard for Bacopa monnieri 

To get the best results from Bacopa monnieri, it’s best to use a standardized extract, so you know exactly what you’re putting in your body. Bacognize® is recognized as the best of the best—it’s been studied through extensive clinical research—and is a proprietary, clean label extract targeting cognitive wellness, emotional balance, sleep health, and more. 

Versus a placebo, in clinical trials, 300mg of Bacognize
® significantly:

Increased attention and working memory

Increased immediate recall and language comprehension 

Increased retention 

Increased processing speed  

Increased non-verbal reasoning

Decreased depression

Decreased anxiety


We used the clinically-studied amount of Bacopa monnieri in our Me.No.Pause. supplements so you can get all of the above benefits in your single daily capsule. There’s no reason brain fog has to get the best of you! Learn more about Me.No.Pause. here and take a step towards a better YOU.


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Disclaimer: This 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.