What are adaptogens, nootropics and functional mushrooms?

Nootropics are supplements which can improve cognitive functions in healthy people. So this means they can support such things as memory, creativity, focus or mood - anything that's brain related.

Adaptogens on the other hand are plant extracts which support your body in adapting to and dealing with the stresses and strains of daily life. They can support both mental and physical responses to stress and help relax mind and body. They can also help to relieve fatigue and boost your immune system.

Some mushrooms can be considered as adaptogens while others are nootropics and some are both. Given their benefits they are often referred to in their own category as functional mushrooms.

You can read about the individual mushrooms we use as well as all our other nootropics and adaptogens in our Benefits section.