Herbs and Nutrition for Supporting Mental Clarity in the Luteal Phase

Herbs and Nutrition for Supporting Mental Clarity in the Luteal Phase


Finding Clarity

During the Luteal Phase, the follicle that burst and released the egg (during ovulation) develops into a small mass of cells called the corpus luteum. The corpus luteum secretes progesterone and estrogen that cause the uterine lining, or endometrium, to thicken and be able to nourish a fertilized egg.


Clarity in the Luteal Phase

As we continue through the luteal phase journey we thought we'd share some essential herbs to support cognitive function and help combat the brain fog and fatigue often associated with this phase. BrainJoy was formulated to enhance cognitive health so you can be your best self in all phases of life. Supporting cognitive function now, not only eases luteal phase symptoms but sets you up for optimizing mental health in your perimenopause and menopause years and may also decrease your risk of Alzheimer's. 


Herbal Heroes


Ashwagandha is an adaptogenic herb that is known for its ability to modulate stress and anxiety and has been used to treat insomnia. Its ability to lower cortisol levels and regulate blood sugar and hormone levels makes it the perfect remedy for the mood swings, irritability, and fatigue that can be experienced during this phase. 


Ginkgo Biloba Leaf

Ginkgo is one of the oldest species of trees and the leaf extract is a powerful antioxidant that helps to reduce inflammation and promotes healthy blood flow to the brain which supports memory and function and positive mood. 


Panax Ginseng Root

This root is known for its energy-boosting properties which can be helpful when your energy levels are lower during the luteal phase. Ginseng also promotes mental alertness making it a perfect addition to our BrainJoy formula. 


Lion's Mane

Mushrooms have gained so much attention in recent years and rightfully so! Lion's mane has been used in the treatment of Alzheimer's and dementia patients successfully and is incredibly supportive of memory. 



Famous not only for its beautiful color in cooking but its anti-inflammatory properties.


Lemon Balm

Known for its mood-enhancing properties, Lemon Balm is believed to influence GABA levels in the brain, which may offer a calming effect and support cognitive function. 



Adding these powerful herbs found in BrainJoy to your daily routine ensures that you're optimizing your mental health to be able to accomplish all your goals and maintain your sense of ease and balance. 



A Ritual of Self-Care: 

A nutrient-dense and warm breakfast can set you up for success during the luteal phase. Choosing warm whole grains or even sweet potato as a base for a breakfast bowl can give you the slow-burning energy you need to sustain your body as it builds to menstruation as well as helping to curb sugar cravings. 


Build Your Own Breakfast Bowl:


Choose Your Base:


• Mashed sweet potato with a splash of vanilla, milk of choice, and cinnamon

• Double-cooked rice or quinoa (also known as congee)

• Warm chia seeds and milk of choice

• Quinoa Flakes


Add Fruit:

• Sliced apple (great warmed with your base)

• Sliced banana

• Berries


Add Nuts:

• Walnuts (great for cognitive function)

• Nut Butter of choice (adds protein)

• Slivered Almonds


Add Seeds:

 Pumpkin seeds (great for gut health)

• Chia seeds

• Black sesame seeds



• Hemp Hearts

• Bee Pollen


The options are endless! Focus on nutrient-dense options and add flavor and sweetness with your toppings. You'll feel full longer and have a more sustainable energy source fueling your day from the start which helps to balance blood sugars, mood, and hormones.


Let the Goddess in you rise and shine.

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