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Nootropics And Functional Mushrooms

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Our Complete Guide To Functional Mushrooms

It may appear that there has been a recent growth in natural remedies and functional mushrooms, but in truth these compounds have been around for centuries. Much like with CBD the scientific backing is slowly growing, but the anecdotal evidence and testimonials for their benefits have never faltered. 

Nootropics & functional mushrooms, what are they?

There are a number of different mushrooms that fall under the nootropics or functional mushroom category. They are in short, fungi that are thought to provide benefits far beyond just their nutritional content. Some of the benefits related to these super-foods include immune boosting, increased cognitive function, reduced fatigue, increased focus and many more.

Which mushrooms can provide these benefits?

There are probably a group of about 5 functional mushrooms that are now commonplace across the wider nootropics market.

  • Reishi Mushroom UK
  • Lion’s Mane Mushroom UK 
  • Turkey Tail Mushroom UK
  • Chaga Mushroom UK
  • Cordyceps Mushroom UK

    Reishi Mushroom 

    Reishi Mushrooms are one of the most common mushrooms taken for their calming and general wellness effects. The Reishi mushroom also known as Ganoderma Lucidum is a traditional Chinese herbal medicine and has always been closely related to spirituality. Reishi is also known as a powerful adaptogen providing anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. We typically find Reishi mushroom powder to be a good choice and is being used in more beverage combinations. Reishi mushroom powder is often enclosed in a capsule format, and indeed we have the brilliant Shroom Shop Reishi Mushroom capsules to buy! 

    Lion’s Mane Mushroom 

    Lion's Mane mushroom is also known as Hericium Erinaceus, which is a type of edible mushroom that also is thought to have many potential health benefits. One of the most popular ways to consume lion's mane is in the form of a powder, which can be added to smoothies or other drinks. Another popular option is to use lion's mane in coffee, which can add a unique flavour and a range of potential health benefits. Some of the potential benefits of lion's mane powder and Lion’s Mane coffee include improved cognitive function, reduced inflammation, and increased energy levels.

    Turkey Tail Mushroom 

    Turkey tail mushrooms, also known as Trametes Versicolor or Coriolus Versicolor, are a type of edible mushroom that is native to many parts of the world, including the UK. Turkey tail mushrooms UK are known for their distinctive appearance, which features a range of colours that can include shades of brown, red, and blue. These mushrooms are often used in traditional medicine with some studies showing potential health benefits. One example of this research suggests that turkey tail mushrooms may help to boost the immune system and have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Additionally, turkey tail mushrooms are sometimes used in herbal remedies to help improve digestive function and support the liver. Turkey tail mushroom powder is also growing in popularity and can be used in warm drinks, coffees or in basic capsule form.  

    Chaga Mushroom 

    Chaga mushrooms, also known as Inonotus Obliquus, are an edible mushroom that is found all over the world. Chaga mushrooms are often referred to as "functional mushrooms" because of their potential health benefits like the others above. Some research suggests that chaga mushrooms may have nootropic effects, meaning that they may improve cognitive function and support brain health. Additionally, chaga mushrooms are sometimes used to help reduce anxiety and stress. They may also have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, which can support overall health and wellbeing. Because of their potential health benefits, chaga mushrooms are often consumed in the form of supplements, teas, or powders.

    Cordyceps Mushroom 

    Cordyceps mushrooms, also known as Cordyceps Sinensis, are another edible mushroom that is native to many parts of the world. Cordyceps mushrooms are often referred to as "functional mushrooms" because of their potential health benefits. Some research suggests that cordyceps mushrooms may have nootropic effects, meaning that they may improve cognitive function and support brain health. Cordyceps mushrooms are used to support cognitive focus, concentration and may help reduce brain fog. They may also have anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting properties, which can support overall health and wellbeing. Because of these potential health benefits, cordyceps mushrooms are often consumed in the form of supplements, teas, capsules, or mushroom powders.

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    So which mushrooms should I take for different issues?

    Chaga - anti-ageing, immune boosting, detoxifying 

    Reishi - enhanced mood and wellbeing

    Lion’s Mane - Neuro support, improves cognition, boosts memory and focus

    Cordyceps - Athletic performance & Recovery, Reduces Fatigue, Boots well being & libido

    Turkey Tail Mushrooms - Gut health, antioxidant, immune boosting 

    The list above links to each individual mushroom powders available on Associated CBD from The Shroom Shop. The range of Reishi capsules, Lion's Mane capsules, Cordyceps capsules and Chaga capsules are all high potency, super-strength and form a great option for users looking to test the benefits of the best functional mushrooms available.

    Nootrocan has a wide selection of functional mushroom powders in capsule form enriched with CBD to provide a wide range of benefits. Nootrocan is specifically extracted from organically US grown hemp, these Nootrocan 900mg Full Spectrum CBD Capsules altogether offer a convenient, alternative way to enjoy daily amounts of CBD over CBD oils. Each capsule contains 15mg of full spectrum CBD each, and also includes naturally blended ingredients within each capsule flavour for you to enjoy the various health benefits. Each blend has a carefully selected profile of functional mushroom powders. All Nootrocan CBD Capsules have been fully lab tested to fully ensure their potency, purity and safety of use to all consumers and are 100% vegan friendly. We’ve listed out the mushroom blends below:

    Lion’s Mane Mushroom Focus & Memory Blend

    Ingredients: Lions Mane, Ashwagandha, CBD.

    Collagen Healthy Skin Blend

    Ingredients: Tremella, Collagen, CBD.

    Chaga Mushroom Plant Based Immunity Blend

    Ingredients: Chaga, Turmeric, CBD.

    Cordyceps Mushroom Plant Based Performance Blend

    Ingredients: Cordyceps, Gurana, CBD.

    Turkey Tail Mushroom Plantioxidance Blend

    Ingredients: Turkey Tail mushroom, Gingseng, CBD.

    Super Shroom Mix

    Ingredients: Lions Mane, Reishi, Chaga, CBD.

    All have their place in a natural healthy wellness regime, but an individual can choose the blend based on specific benefit profile. The Super Shroom MIx is the most complete combining powerful Lion’s Mane mushroom with Reishi, Chaga and CBD to give the broadest combination of functional mushrooms available.

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    Best CBD capsules for brain health

    We have a few other CBD capsules and nootropics worth looking into, although both are more focused on CBD as the main active ingredient. 

    CBD Asylum Nootropics - CBD Asylum have another great product in their nootropics range mixing some key brain health ingredients with CBD including l'theanine and Ginseng.

    1 Step CBD Capsules - The 1 Step CBD Capsules are a broad spectrum CBD and the interaction of the other cannabinoids including terpenes and flavonoids may help reduce those anxiety levels and help improve focus and reduce brain fog. 

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    Functional Mushrooms - The Final Word

    The increasing prevalence of functional mushrooms and nootropics into the mainstream is no accident. The likes of Reishi mushrooms UK and Lion’s Mane Mushrooms UK have been used for centuries all over the world. As the world becomes more health centric following a difficult spell around the globe with the recent Covid pandemic, natural remedies have never been more sought. The anxiety many people suffer as a direct result is encouraging people to search out natural botanicals and the truths and benefits of the past from these functional mushrooms are reaching greater heights. 

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