cordyceps militaris

Energy
Josh

Cordyceps Militaris – The Performance Mushroom

Meet the Mushroom Cordyceps Militaris – The Performance Mushroom Cordyceps militaris – a tiny mushroom with big ambitions If you’re looking for a medicinal mushroom supplement that will help to improve your energy, this unusual mushroom may be what you need to be adding to your supplement regime, as Cordyceps militaris has shown its might in scientific research into stamina and performance. Cordyceps militaris is actually a parasitic mushroom, and naturally grows on the larvae of a moth that lives in the Himalayas. This might sound a little odd to us in the West, but for millennia, the people indigenous to

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Cognitive
Josh

Lion’s Mane – A Mycological Marvel

Meet the Mushroom Lion’s Mane – A Mycological Marvel Lion’s mane mushrooms for gut and cognitive function protection They might sound like the glorious hairdo of a hirsute fairy tale beast, but lion’s mane mushrooms, or Hericium erinaceus are actually a pretty smart food, and you’ll soon see why. Used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for centuries, these mushrooms were always thought to harbour neuroprotective properties – that the Chinese and Japanese have known about for generations. Primarily dried and used in a tea or tonic, lion’s mane mushrooms are referred to in these parts of the world as “nature’s nutrient

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Immune
Josh

Agaricus blazei – A Mushroom with Remarkable Healing Properties?

Meet the Mushroom Agaricus blazei – a mushroom with remarkable healing properties? A relative newcomer to the world of medicinal mushrooms, but by no means any less popular, Agaricus blazei or Royal Sun Agaricus is known throughout its native Brazil where it grows in the wild, as the mushroom of the gods. Quite rightly so, as this mushroom has been scientifically linked to numerous health benefits. Traditionally, Agaricus blazei was brewed into a medicinal tea or eaten as a restorative food in Brazil. (It has a slightly sweet flavour, and some say it tastes a little like almonds.) Then, in

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adaptogens

Cognitive
Josh

The Power of Adaptogens

Adaptogens Adaptogens are natural substances (usually in the form of a plant extract) thought to have a ‘corrective’ effect on the mind and body, combating dysfunction without unwanted side effects. Adaptogens have long been used to help us adapt to stress and promote relaxation, stabilising cognitive processes. Adaptogens have been used traditionally for centuries, however their use is most commonly associated with Ayurveda – an ancient system of medicine based on the principals of natural healing – which originated in India more than 5000 years ago.  Ashwagandha also known as Withania Somnifera, is an ancient medicinal herb native to India

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Cognitive
Josh

Cognitive Enhancers: An Overview of ‘Nootropic’ Supplements

Cognitive Enhancers Cognitive enhancers, commonly known as ‘Nootropics’ refers to supplements and drugs that have a beneficial effect on brain function. The popularity of cognitive enhancers has surged in recent times, perhaps due in-part to Hollywood blockbuster Limitless. While cognitive enhancers cannot offer the the superhuman effects experienced by Bradley Cooper from NZT-48, they can significantly improve various aspects of cognitive health, including executive functions (e.g. concentration, attention, alertness, etc), memory, learning and motivation. This month’s post will give you a breakdown of some of the most popular cognitive enhancing supplements on the market today. Lion’s Mane Known in Latin

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Eye Health

Eyes
Josh

Eye Health: The Key Nutrients

    Eye Health: The Key Nutrients   Our eyes are one of our most precious sensory organs which is why it’s important to maintain them. There are a number of ways to ensure we’re keeping our eyes in the best possible condition, these include taking eye tests every other year (as recommended by the NHS), limiting alcohol intake, avoiding smoking, using sun protection, and ensuring we’re including eye nutrients in our diet. Below are some of the key nutrients for promotion and maintenance of healthy eyes. . . Astaxanthin . Astaxanthin is a richly coloured, red carotenoid pigment and

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