What are Nootropic Mushrooms?

Nootropics, also known as “smart drugs” are a diverse group of medicinal substances whose action improves human thinking, learning, and memory, especially in cases where these functions are impaired. This review provides an up-to-date overview of the potential effectiveness and importance of nootropics. Based on their nature and their effects, this heterogeneous group of drugs has been divided into four subgroups: classical nootropic compounds, substances increasing brain metabolism, cholinergic, and plants and their extracts with nootropic effects. Each subgroup of nootropics contains several main representatives, and for each one, its uses, indications, experimental treatments, dosage, and possible side effects and contraindications are discussed. For the nootropic plant extracts, there is also a brief description of each plant representative, its occurrence, history, and chemical composition of the medicinal part. Lastly, specific recommendations regarding the use of nootropics by both ill and healthy individuals are summarized.

At one time or another, everyone has dreamed of becoming more intelligent, learning more things in less time, thinking and reacting faster, and having a better memory. There are compounds currently available on the market that promise various combinations of the benefits mentioned above. This group of substances is known as the nootropics. Although these substances are more effective in cases where cognitive functions are obviously impaired, they are of interest to healthy individuals because of their ability to increase intelligence and improve memory. The vast majority of these substances are of natural origin, not subject to prescription, and can usually be easily obtained in the form of food supplements or herbal extracts. Their availability in synthetic form is somewhat limited and some preparations do require a valid prescription to obtain them. Nootropics tend to be well tolerated in patients with cognitive impairments; the incidence of side effects is low, and those that do occur are usually mild. Most nootropics do not have an immediate effect after a single dose, and therefore long-term use is necessary to achieve the desired results. However, their long-term effects on healthy individuals are still unknown.

Benefits of Lion's Mane Mushroom 

Lion's Mane has a wide range of health benefits ranging from brain and mood support to digestive and stomach support. It works to support the nervous system, is heart-healthy, and may aid in maintaining healthy glucose levels in already healthy individuals. Lion's Mane has natural anti-inflammatory properties and is rich in antioxidants. Lion's Mane may also help fortify immune function and protect against age-related cognitive decline.

  • Brain support & cognition
  • Supports nerve function
  • Helps aid digestion
  • Works to support the stomach
  • May aid in maintaining healthy glucose levels
  • Fortifies immune function
  • Powerful anti-inflammatory & antioxidant properties
Shiitake Mushroom Benefits

Shiitake Mushroom is packed full of nutrients, including B and D vitamins, copper, selenium, manganese, and zinc. It is high in fiber and rich in antioxidants. Shiitake mushroom may aid digestion and support the colon, heart, skin, bones, and immune function.

  • Loaded with vitamins & minerals
  • Rich in antioxidants
  • High in fiber
  • May aid digestion
  • Supports colon health
  • Heart healthy
  • Contributes to skin health
  • Fortifies the bones
  • Supports immune function
  • Contributes to overall health & wellness
Reishi Mushroom Extract Benefits

Reishi mushroom extract may aid digestion and support digestive health. It may promote heart health and immune function, as well. Reishi mushroom may also support healthy brain function and promote healthy mood.

  • Aid digestion
  • Support digestive health
  • Promote heart health
  • Work to support immune function
  • Help support healthy brain function
  • Promote healthy mood
Chaga Mushroom Extract (Inonotus obliquus) Benefits 

Chaga mushroom extract (Inonotus obliquus) contains antioxidants and has many health benefits. It helps support skin health, fortifies the immune system, benefits the joints, and boosts athletic endurance.

  • Superfood loaded with antioxidants & vitamins
  • Supports the digestive system
  • Helps fight inflammation & oxidative stress
  • Manages blood sugar & cholesterol levels
  • Contains several anti-inflammatory properties

Coriolus versicolor (Turkey Tail Mushroom) Benefits 

Coriolus versicolor (Turkey Tail Mushroom) boasts many health-boosting benefits. Turkey Tail is commonly taken as a psk supplement, because it contains biological compounds that support immune function, such as polysaccharopeptide, polysaccharopeptide K, and Coriolus versicolor glucan.It is rich in polysaccharides, a type of fiber that helps support digestion, and helps support the colon, is loaded with antioxidants, and may have adaptogenic properties, which help the body with stress.

  • Fortifies immune function
  • Rich in polysaccharides (dietary fiber) & loaded with antioxidants
  • Helps aid digestion
  • Supports the colon
  • Helps protect against stress

What is a PSK Supplement?

 4-6 Polysaccharide-K (PSK) or krestin, from the mushroom T. versicolor, is an approved mushroom product used for cancer treatment in Japan. PSK is a proprietary formulation from the Kureha Corporation. PSK has been used as an adjunctive cancer treatment in thousands of patients since the mid-1970s. 

PSK Has not been approved by the FDA is the United States and we do not claim any of our products can cure or prevent cancer. We do not market our products with any medical claims but we do invite our supporters to do their own at home research and share with us their experience mico-dosing these mushrooms. 

Nootropics and psychedelics have profound effects on our cognition, sense of well being and creativity though little is known about their effects on the brain.

In Silicon Valley and perhaps elsewhere too, there is increasing experimentation with nootropic and psychedelic substances for cognitive enhancement, creativity and general well being.  Some people swear by modafinil (Provigil) to keep them alert and. Others are trying out microdosing on psilocybin (mushrooms) or LSD as a way to stay more engaged and creative during the day.  What do we know about their effects on the brain? The use of psychedelic substances at sub-sensorium ‘microdoses’, has gained popular academic interest for reported positive effects on wellness and cognition. The present study describes microdosing practices, motivations and mental health among a sample of self-selected microdosers (n = 4050) and non-microdosers (n = 4653) via a mobile application. Psilocybin was the most commonly used microdose substances in our sample (85%) and we identified diverse microdose practices with regard to dosage, frequency, and the practice of stacking which involves combining psilocybin with non-psychedelic substances such as Lion’s Mane mushrooms, chocolate, and niacin. Microdosers were generally similar to non-microdosing controls with regard to demographics, but were more likely to report a history of mental health concerns. Among individuals reporting mental health concerns, microdosers exhibited lower levels of depression, anxiety, and stress across gender. Health and wellness-related motives were the most prominent motives across microdosers in general, and were more prominent among females and among individuals who reported mental health concerns. Our results indicate health and wellness motives and perceived mental health benefits among microdosers, and highlight the need for further research into the mental health consequences of microdosing including studies with rigorous longitudinal designs. To read a complete study on Microdosing Click Here. 

Now none of our product contain psilocybin or Amanita Muscaria. When decarboxylating Muscimol into a water soluble solution your hyper diluting the concentrated compounds and change the chemistry. There for neutralizing the poisonous effects of Muscimol and losing its psychedelic properties. All of our chocolate bars are tested by Rose City Labs, a DEA mycology lab and are legal to be sold in all 50 states. We do use a metabolized version of some mushrooms in our product that interact with 5-HT-A2 and 5-HT-A3 both are fatty acids.

When considering microdosing we recommend you do your own research. If you have any questions feel free to contact us.