Goodleaf, Africa’s leading CBD wellness brand has announced the launch of their new, premium functional mushroom brand, GOODMIND.
WHAT ARE FUNCTIONAL MUSHROOMS?
Functional mushrooms refer to the rare form of mushrooms which grow in the dense forests, high on the Himalayan plateau. They may be emerging in mainstream cultures right now, but functional mushrooms have been used in East Asian medicine for thousands of years, with the earliest recorded use dating to 450 BC.
Although functional mushrooms certainly have many magical benefits, they are not to be confused with psychedelic or magic mushrooms. They are legal and safe to use, with no toxins or risk of getting ‘high’. A growing number of clinical trials continue to show their safety and benefits.
DIFFERENT TYPES OF MUSHROOMS
The GOODMIND product includes three super-powered mushrooms, namely: Lion’s Mane, Reishi and Cordyceps. Each of these mushroom species has its own benefits.
- Lion’s Mane (Hericium erinaceus) is known for its memory-boosting and cognitive health benefits, promoting optimal brain health. According to a 2013 study on neuronal health, this mushroom can greatly help to improve brain and nerve health.
- Reishi (Ganoderma lucidum) helps to improve immune function. A study on Herbal Medicine: Biomolecular and Clinical Aspects shows considerable evidence that supports the immunostimulating abilities of reishi mushrooms.
- Cordyceps (Cordyceps sinensis) optimises energy. Several studies have been done on this mushroom’s ability to improve fitness and respiratory capacity during exercise.