Lion's Mane is an edible mushroom, and these are extract capsules. These are not psychedelic (I feel the need to make that clear).
Lion's Mane has been shown to have a slew of positive cognition benefits when consumed, including things like:
I've taken a couple of different Lion's Mane supplements over the years, but the capsules from Real Mushrooms is my clear winner for quality, effectiveness, and thankfully price as well. Here's why:
When looking for any mushroom extract to buy, make sure that it is not grown on grain (read the supplements panel very closely and look for the words “mycelium”, “myceliated brown rice”, “mycelial biomass”, “full spectrum”, “whole life cycle” or other derivatives of mycelium.) If any of those are present, it's not really a mushroom extract, it's likely only about 30% mushroom, so you won't be getting the benefits you want.
Also look for at least a 25% potency of Beta-D-glucans for a good gauge of nutritional values and health benefits.
I published this article on the blog last week about why and how to take your own advice. It's something I'm trying to improve at. Knowing how and when to seek the advice of others versus trusting yourself isn't always that simple. But sometimes it is.
My friend Chris sent me this to listen to last week (thanks buddy!), and it's pretty shocking what research is showing about seed oils we consume on a daily basis (canola oil, sunflower seed oil, vegetable oil).
Hint: It's bad. Consider switching to olive oil or coconut oil, and check packaged foods before buying. It's a long podcast episode, but at least listen to the first half.
[Book] It Doesn't Have to Be Crazy at Work by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson (Co-founders of Basecamp)
I just finished listening to this book on Audible, and it was really good. So often we buy into the idea that work being stressful, chaotic, jam-packed, 80 hour weeks is the norm because it needs to be. If work stresses you out, read this book.