If anxiety wasn’t already an issue in modern society, the pandemic has undoubtedly made it so.
Levels of anxiety, depression and mental health problems have gone through the roof over the past year, and so has the associated prescription medication. But more often then not, medication is just a quick fix and comes with a plethora of unwanted side effects.
Now we aren’t doctors and don’t pretend to be one. But, there are many well-documented natural ways to combat anxiety: a great nights sleep, meditation, exercise, healthy eating and supplements. This is where our medicinal mushroom extracts come into play.
“But what if I don’t know what each medicinal mushroom does?”
We hear you, and know it’s tough! It’s overwhelming to walk into a shop and see names like Reishi, Chaga, Turkey Tail and Lions Mane. Not to mention their associated Latin titles, which make things even more confusing! That’s why we’ve taken the guesswork out of it for you. Years of research, consultation with our expert panel and scouring through some of the 10,000 studies on medicinal mushrooms have contributed to formulating our ‘Shroom Stacks.’ The perfect mix of dual-extracted medicinal mushrooms and adaptogens.
Which mushroom extracts help ease anxiety?
If you read our previous article on the benefits of Reishi Mushroom, you’ll see it’s one of the best medicinal mushrooms in helping to relieve anxiety. Our Zen and Sleep stack both contain Reishi, Lions Mane and Ashwagandha extract, perfect for downregulating your physiology, ease anxiety, and help get a better night’s sleep. The combination of Reishi and Lion’s mane helps the deep sleep and REM phase of your sleep cycles, so you’re better rested to perform at your peak.
Alongside Reishi, our Chill stack also contains Chaga Mushroom Extract. Known as the OG ‘King of mushrooms.’ Chaga contains many adaptogenic properties. In a 2010 study by the Swedish Herbal Institute Research & Development, researchers concluded that “Adaptogens have a significant, beneficial and specific effect on stress-induced symptoms under fatigue.” The study showed that “the most convincing evidence of the efficacy of adaptogens were found in studies related to its effects on cognitive function and mental performance, and its efficacy in asthenia and depression.”
As Chaga is a fantastic adaptogen, this makes Chaga and our other medicinal mushrooms perfect for increasing your body’s ability to combat the damaging effects of anxiety, depression related to stress and fatigue. As Chaga can take up to thirty years to grow to maturity and is more suited to much colder climates than Australia, Chaga is one of the only mushrooms we don’t grow ourselves in Byron bay. As with everything we do, though, we went to great length to find the best Chaga on the planet. We source our Chaga from Canada, where it’s wild-forged and free from any insecticides, pesticides and heavy metals.
Our Chill stack also contains the most proven adaptogens, including pine pollen, ashwagandha and American ginseng. Numerous studies have shown all to help relieve anxiety and put you in a more relaxed mindset. We do all the hard work in order to remove the guess work for you.
When is the best time to take these extracts?
We suggest using our Chill, Zen and recover stacks later in the day, after a workout or even after an indulgent evening. Place a full dropper under the tongue, hold for a minute before swallowing. Our extracts are designed to be taken every day or even multiple times per day. Don’t worry; it’s impossible to overdose!
Make Shroomunity the perfect addition to your afternoon and evening ritual in getting ready for an excellent nights sleep, ensuring optional recovery, and get the most of life!