Mushrooms for Focus: Our Tips for Reducing Brain Fog
How to Focus Without Needing Caffeine All Day? Try Mushrooms for Focus
Welcome back to our Mushroom Revival Blog! If you are a first timer, we are excited you have stumbled upon our page. This post is going to discuss how to amp up your brain power with the help of lifestyle changes, diet, and mushrooms for focus. Whether it’s at work, or during at-home projects, we could all use a bit more brain power and energy to complete the tasks at hand.
Many of us work an eight hour day and still have things we need to take care of and would like to do afterwards. Ever feel like you’ve used up all of the mental energy you have during work? Maybe you feel like you don’t even have enough brain power to get you through those eight hours? Wondering how you might be able to put 100% effort into all areas of your life? Mushrooms for focus can help.
Imagine being able to focus throughout the work day and still have the cognitive capacity to come home and finish your school work, read that book you’ve been trying to finish, or plan the next big adventure you’d like to go on. It’s possible with small adjustments and support from potent herbal medicines. Keep reading to get our recommendations of mushrooms for focus and our tips for supporting mental clarity!*
1. Get Active
It’s summer! Go on that camping trip you’ve been putting off, and take a hike. Last week we hiked up to a beautiful waterfall, looking for mushrooms along the way. We stimulated our senses with fresh air, natural sights and the warmth of the sun. What did we take before this hike? Cordyceps, of course! Helping us to take in deep breaths and fill our lungs. At Mushroom Revival, we sell our organically grown dried or tinctured cordyceps, now with new biodegradable bags! Interested in more info on cordyceps? Read this blog post! Or click below to listen to a couple of podcasts we have created that dive deeper into this wonderful mushroom ally.
Although we’ve been told we only need eight hours of sleep, let your body make the decisions on this one. Are you feeling exhausted, sleeping past your alarm? Are your eyes closing during inconvenient times? Get to bed a little earlier, or get that extra necessary hour on the weekend. Our Reishi Tincture is great for helping you to chill and get those extra Zzz’s with ingredients like reishi, oats, chamomile and lavender. Let it soothe you before bed or for a nice relaxing bath.
3. Lower Stress Levels
Identify your top three to five stressors. What emotion do they produce? Come up with a way to get to know how this stress feels in your body, then determine the best way to change the negative into positive. Our herbalist found this exercise to be helpful and she was able to intentionally lower her stress levels by making small changes to her day. She now mindfully acknowledges those stressors by being aware of reactions in her mind and body and interrupting the pattern.
4. Drink Water!
Pretty self-explanatory -- instead of drinking a glass of sugary juice or adrenal-taxing coffee, supplement with water. If you are looking for something to add in, we have a Daily 10 tincture that mixes great with water and smoothies, as well as other foods and can bring more nourishment to your day.
Aerobics for your brain! Change up the way you do something that you don’t need to think about everyday. For example, tie your shoes with one hand, or text with your non-dominant hand. Change your habits so that your brain can form the new neurons to adapt, helping you to stay engaged and stimulated.
6. Feed Your Brain!
This comes down to a balanced diet paired with medicinal herbs and mushrooms for focus. Incorporate vegetables, protein, good fats, and of course, the occasional carb/sweet can be okay in moderation. Include those B vitamins in your diet, or try to supplement them, especially B12, which is associated with brain health. Try out a new cookbook that encourages experimentation with cooking spices to get your gut (also known as your second brain) kicked into gear as well.
7. Use Mushrooms for Focus!
Lion’s Mane is one of the best mushrooms for focus and brain function. It improves memory and enhances concentration. Known to stimulate nerve growth factor and regenerate neurons, Lion’s Mane is helpful for overall cognitive function. To learn more about lion’s mane, visit our blog post, or go a step further and check out our Lion’s Mane blend. This tincture now includes cinnamon to guide the medicine of lion’s mane more directly, as well as add to the delicious taste!
Want more mushrooms for focus? Our Focus blend contains organic Lion’s Mane mushroom and organic cinnamon bark for a delicious flavor! This blend for focus is carefully formulated to stimulate your brain power, aiding in focus and helping to support overall brain health*. To read further on brain fog remedies, here’s a link to another blog post.
After taking these steps to help with focus, we have had great success in improving our work-life balance, accessing brain power and energy that we had not previously known existed! Being able to work all day, head to yoga and come home to finish up an online assignment has never been easier.
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Sources for "Mushrooms for Focus"
- “Brain Fog: 5 Steps to Improve Brain Functioning and Overall Health.” Parsley Health, 9 Apr. 2019, www.parsleyhealth.com/blog/beat-brain-fog/.
- Isokauppila, Tero. Healing Mushrooms: a Practical and Culinary Guide to Using Whole Mushrooms for Whole Body Health. Penguin Publishing Group, 2017.
- “Natural Home Remedies.” National Geographic, 2018, p. 91.