Category Archives: Cognitive

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 .

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 .

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. .