Our brains are powerful machines. But, keeping them in tip-top shape takes more than a few brain games on our phones…
Fog. When you look outside and see it, there's no clarity, no clear path to finding your direction. Fog can make navigating the simplest path a most difficult task.
When our brain is foggy, thinking can become unclear, life seems to go in circles and it's frustrating.
BUT there is a way to cut through the fog.
With brain-boosting substances to help improve memory and stimulate cognitive function, Nootropics help to unlock our brain's abilities to think clearly and maintain clarity.
Nootropics help to unlock our brain's abilities to achieve and stay in our most productive flow state. And there's a no better feeling than reaching our flow state.
It's that effortless production, creativity, and efficiency... That's our flow state. Pure productivity.
Now some days, getting into your flow state is as simple as sitting down at a clean, organized desk. Other days... it can feel impossible to find the groove.
But by utilizing nootropics, we can increase flow, focus, and fuel our minds... No jitters. No hidden chemicals. Simply brainpower.
So, how can we utilize these nootropics? One way is through the power of superfoods such as Lion's Mane Mushrooms. Classified as an adaptogen, Lion’s Mane (along with its many other mushroom family members) helps the body to adapt to specific stressors throughout our lives.
Health Benefits of Lion's Mane
Extensively grown and consumed in many parts of Asia, medical mushrooms such as Lion's Mane have many purported health benefits. Cognitively, these benefits include:
Protection Against Cognitive Decline -- Our brain’s ability to grow and form new connections typically declines with age... brining back that fog we talked about earlier. However, studies have found that Lion's Mane contains two special compounds to stimulate brain cell growth.
Anxiety & Depressions Relief -- While there are many causes, chronic inflammation, mental fatigue, and cognitive decline could be contributing factors in anxiety and depression. Researchers believe that improved functioning of the hippocampus may explain the reductions in anxious and depressive behaviours when given Lion's Mane extracts.
Reduce Inflammation & Oxidative Stress -- One study found that lion’s mane had the fourth-highest antioxidant activity. Chronic inflammation and oxidative stress contribute to the root of many modern illnesses, including autoimmune disease, cognitive decline, and more. Increasing antioxidant intake could be a key factor in reducing these illnesses.
Boosts Immune System -- a weak immune system puts the body at a higher risk of developing infectious diseases. Research shows that Lion’s Mane can boost immunity by increasing the activity of the intestinal immune system.
While these studies all have promise, it's important to note these studies were performed on animals. There are very limited studies on humans.
Superfood & Lion’s Mane Australia
Lion’s Mane mushrooms can be enjoyed raw, cooked, dried or steeped as a tea. As well, the extracts are often used in health supplements in the form of capsules, liquid, tablets, or powder.
However, it’s important to note whether or not you’re receiving organic Lion's Mane mushroom extract to ensure the most potent benefits. Products like those found at Superfoods Australia are the perfect combination of Tonic Herbs and Extracts potent enough to help our bodies adapt, heal, and increase our cognitive function.
Article written by Rachel for Superfoods Australia.