I’d like to start this off by saying that I, with zero doubt in my mind, love nootropics. It would be fair to say they have truly changed the course of my life, giving me a new sense of clarity and have helped push me through to the finish line on several projects. So let’s get into it.
Nootropics. What are they? And how do they work?
“Nootropics, or smart drugs,” are a class of substances that can boost brain performance.” These are often referred to as brain boosters. Enhancing Memory, Concentration, Mood, and Learning, while also stimulating Nerve-Growth-Factor or NGF. The process which repairs and forms new neurons.
Now Nootropics come in all forms. Plants. Drugs. Even Nicotine and Caffeine are considered nootropics due to their cognitive boosting effects. Our favorite here at TenderLovingCBD would have to be Lions’ Mane Mushroom. Easy to handle and supplement into your daily diet, Lion’s Mane has been found to not only provide all the benefits mentioned above, it is also often used to alleviate symptoms for those suffering from Dementia or Alzheimer’s.
One doesn’t have to be suffering though to receive the benefits from this mushroom. Many use it as a learning aid, reporting it to have cleared away their scatter brain and brain fog, allowing them to focus on their task at hand. You get all this without any jitters or stress. You feel good, comparing it to coffee which often leads to headaches and anxiety.
So if you’re looking for a little jump start to your cognitive abilities, Lion’s Mane is a great place to start and it’s been used for well over a thousand years across Asia and North America, so it isn’t anything new. Buddhist monks like to use it to enhance their meditations, and modern research has shown proven benefits in using Lion’s Mane for treating neurodegenerative diseases such as dementia.
But how do they work?
Well, a mushroom like Lion’s Mane stimulates three things,
- NGF or Nerve Growth Factor, which is the production of enzymes that stimulate nerve regeneration. Repairing and preventing nerve damage.
- Neurogenesis, which is the repair and creation of neurons. Restoring levels of neurotransmitters.
- Brain Optimization, the above two processes act like a domino and your mind is cleared from brain fog or scatter brain. Anxiety levels are reduced and your mood is improved because your brain is restored. This leads to improvements in memory, concentration, learning, and cognitive processing.
People often report having a new sense of clarity after supplementing Lion’s Mane. Your brain really does get a boost. That feels good. It’s refreshing. Especially in the frantic high octane work environments so many of us are used to. It helps with that extra push needed to get everything done, while the research is proving it has benefits to help prevent or relieve age related decline. Please see the references listed at the end of the article to learn more about how not only Lion’s Mane may benefit you, but how other nootropics such as Rhodiola or Ginseng can too.
So what’s the catch?
Well the big area of caution for Nootropics are Mental Illnesses. Nootropics can either help someone with their symptoms or make them worse. This is due to Nootropics often playing a role in boosting levels of neurotransmitters. For most this is beneficial especially for those who feel burnt out, but for some who already have an overactive production of certain neurotransmitters such as Dopamine, Nootropics can cause further problems.
It is always highly advised to research any supplement and all of it’s ingredients before implementing it into your diet, especially if you happen to have any condition, Mental or Physical. When it comes to supplements it takes a bit of research and experimentation to find what works best for you.
All of us here at Tender Loving CBD truly believe there is a combination of plants for everyone, which is why we will always encourage experimentation. Play around with your Health and Fitness. Take control and own your body. While you’re at it, we are here to help. That’s what we do. Help you on your personal journey of not only feeling Optimal but truly being Optimal in both Mental and Physical aspects of your life. Each of our products is designed to maximize benefits with plants that actually work, so come on over. Check out what we have to offer, and see how we can help you towards that Optimal Life.