The main constituents of Ginseng’s nootropic actions can be attributed to the family of compounds within the extract known Ginsenosides, which have been identified and separated into two distinct groups; Rb1 and Rg1. Named a steroid molecule, Rb1 possesses a variety of nootropic benefits not limited to boosting focus and stamina, but also as a general stimulant. The other type of ginsenoside has a very different chemical profile with actions as a preventative of memory loss. Some research has pointed towards Ginseng and its potential as a hormone mimicking supplement, being used by the body as a replacement for our natural hormones. Some see this as one of the factors influencing the positive research seen with the female menopause which is primarily caused by hormones.