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What are adaptogens, nootropics and functional mushrooms?
Nootropics are supplements which can improve cognitive function while adaptogens on the other hand are plant extracts which support your body and protect it against physical and mental stressors.
Functional mushrooms are types of mushrooms that have beneficial functions for us humans. Some can be considered adaptogens while others are nootropics and they have been around and used medicinally for centuries.
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More details about Lion's mane
Lion's mane is one of the best known functional mushrooms today and not just because of its unique and distinctive looks. It has a range of powerful recognised health benefits.
Learn more about Reishi
Reishi has a huge range of reported health benefits and for thousands of years it has been used as an aid in many different areas. Let’s start with its adaptogenic properties - it is known as the Spirit mushroom and not without reason.
Learn more about Chaga
Ironically for one of the most powerful mushrooms in the fight against illness, Chaga itself is a tree disease growing parasitically on live trees. However, don’t let that put you off - Chaga has been used around the world for centuries for a long list of potential benefits.
More facts about Maitake
Maitake is known as “hen of the woods” due to its feathered like appearance. However, this name doesn’t give an accurate representation of its powerful health benefits contained in this mushroom.
Nootropics and Adaptogens from plants
Nootropics are supplements which can improve cognitive function while adaptogens are plant extracts which support your body and protects it from physical and mental stressors.
L-TheanineLearn more on L-Theanine
L- theanine is a natural amino acid found in the green tea plant. It pairs perfectly with caffeine and is found alongside it naturally in the green tea. It works to balance out the negatives of caffeine such as crashes and jitters and enhances the positives - making for prolonged, calm concentration.
Schisandra ChinensisMore facts about Schisandra Chinensis
Schisandra is a vine that bears little red berries and it is these berries that have been used for so long in ancient medicines.
5-HTP (from Griffonia)Learn more on 5-HTP
A natural amino acid found in Griffonia plant seeds, 5-HTP is known as a precursor to serotonin - often referred to as the happiness hormone.
Bacopa MonnieriMore info about Bacopa Monnieri
A plant that thrives in tropical wetlands, Bacopa has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for centuries for its powerful cognitive benefits.