Mycologic - The Science Behind It All

Mycologic - The Science Behind It All

The powerful science behind Mycologic's functional mushroom, superfood and adaptogen blend...

Adaptogens & Brain Fog:
Adaptogens, through molecular mechanisms, modulate stress hormone production and regulate the HPA axis, crucial for maintaining homeostasis. By doing so, they alleviate the impact of chronic stress, a common contributor to brain fog. Studies suggest that adaptogens, including Lion's Mane mushroom and Ashwagandha, may exert neuroprotective effects by reducing oxidative stress and inflammation in the brain (Wang et al., 2019; Choudhary et al., 2017).

Adaptogens for Cognitive Function:
Specifically, Lion's Mane mushroom is noted for stimulating nerve growth factor (NGF), promoting brain health and potentially aiding in cognitive function. Ashwagandha, another adaptogen, has demonstrated cognitive-enhancing effects, improving attention, memory, and information processing speed (Choudhary et al., 2017; Kaur et al., 2017). Both adaptogens contribute to mental clarity by supporting various aspects of brain function.

Integration with Lifestyle Improvements:
Combining adaptogens with lifestyle improvements amplifies their benefits. Incorporating regular exercise, a balanced diet, and adequate sleep complements the stress-modulating effects of adaptogens. Ashwagandha, for instance, has been found to enhance the effects of physical training on brain health (Kaur et al., 2017). A holistic approach, including stress management techniques and mindfulness, synergises with adaptogens for comprehensive well-being.

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