Skip to content
Join Life Time
herbs and supplements to help with brain fog

Occasional stress like brain fog can make it tempting to reach for over-the-counter drugs, but some mental health experts recommend trying nutritional supplements and remedies first. Here are some remedies that can help:

A quality diet and stable blood sugar are keys to maintaining a clear head. Notably, dark chocolate contributes to both, according to psychiatrist Drew Ramsey, MD. He contends that the flavanols it contains may help combat brain fog.

But when the fog persists, there are supplements that can help. Functional nutritionist Jesse Haas, CNS, LN, recommends these herbs:

  • Tulsi (a.k.a. holy basil) has been shown to improve mood and cognitive functioning, including memory.
  • Rhodiola can help enhance memory, learning, and cognitive performance.
  • Curcumin and Bacopa monnieri have been linked to improved memory and attention in the aging brain.

Learn More

Explore our collection of mental health articles to find more information that can assist you in supporting your overall well-being.

This was excerpted from “8 Key Supplements to Boost Your Mental Health — Naturally” which was published in Experience Life magazine.

Alexandra Smith, MA, LPCC

Alexandra Smith, MA, LPCC, is a licensed professional clinical counselor in Minneapolis and an Experience Life contributing editor.

Thoughts to share?

This Post Has 0 Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

More From Life Time

An assortment of Life Time supplement packages.

Nutritional Supplements

Optimize your nutrition and fill in nutrient gaps with daily essentials and specialty supplements.

Explore Nutritional Supplements


More Like This

a woman picks a squash with her young children watching on

Feed Your Mind

By Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl

Psychiatrist Drew Ramsey, MD, author of 50 Shades of Kale, is all about eating to fuel your brain — and your happiness.

Dr. Drew Ramsey

Building Mental Health Through Nutrition

With Dr. Drew Ramsey
Season 4, Episode 3

Of all the calories we eat each day, 20 percent are used by our brains — so it’s no wonder there’s such a strong connection between our nutritional habits and mental-health status. Drew Ramsey, MD, psychiatrist, author, and mental-health advocate, joins us to explain this relationship and teach us about the food choices that best support our brains and mental well-being.

Listen >
a woman fills an eye dropped with an adaptogen

NATURAL MENTAL HEALTH: 3 Adaptogenic Plants to Help Relieve Stress

By Henry Emmons, MD

How rhodiola, eleuthero, and holy basil can help you alleviate the effects of stressful situations.

Back To Top