We’ve all had those moments where brain fog takes over and focus just isn’t there. Fortunately mushrooms have shown to help dust off those mental cobwebs and kickstart focus, thanks to beta glucans and nootropic compounds that support cognitive health. Read on for brain food! And check out our beverages and supplements that contain powerhouse mushrooms to enhance your focus.
Lion’s Mane is the most prominent mushroom for cognition support because it’s a rare source of erinacines and hericenones, compounds that have shown to promote nerve growth factor and aiding in brain health. In a small study in Japan, those who consumed lion’s mane had a higher cognitive function than those who did not.
Chaga bolsters cognitive function because of its potency as an immunomodulator. Many neurodegenerative diseases stem from inflammation; chaga’s ability to balance the immune system helps to combat this inflammation and protect brain health.
Reishi contains triterpenoids, adaptogenic compounds that can help the brain cope and adapt to stresses. This allows the brain to continue to perform optimally in the face of stressors.