Mushroom Nootropic Ingredients
Our Mushroom Nootropic is a formulation of functional mushrooms and niacin, carefully selected to enhance the neuroprotective and neurogenic qualities of these biological network builders.
All of our mushrooms are grown outdoors, under natural light, on organic wood substrates. We perform dual-extractions of fruiting bodies only, with both organic alcohol and water.
How Does The Mushroom Nootropic Work?
Our Mushroom Nootropic tincture is designed to work as a stand alone formula, or compliment a microdosing protocol, by supporting the health of your brain and nervous system. The formula is a synergistic blend of mushroom extracts that each benefit the central nervous system in unique ways. Combined these ingredients produce greater benefits than if you were to take each one separately.
The hero ingredient of our Nootropic tincture is a potent dual-extract of lion’s mane mushrooms, fruited on log substrates outdoors. This produces an extract that is rich in Hericenone and Erinacine alkaloids, both known to support Nerve Growth Factor (NGF). Reishi brings neuroprotective benefits, Cordyceps gives energy and circulation support, while Chaga activates cellular repair. Niacin (vitamin B3) is an essential nutrient that is critical for brain function and neuronal development. Stacked with these functional mushrooms, Niacin acts like a delivery driver, distributing the benefits of Lion’s Mane and the other ingredients throughout the body.
How To Use The Mushroom Nootropic?
Start with 1/2 to 1 dropper full.
It’s best to hold the liquid under your tongue for 2 minutes before swallowing. If you are new to working with herbal tinctures, it can taste quite bitter (bitterness is an indication of potency!).
If its too difficult to hold under your tongue, you can immediately swallow the liquid, or mix a dropper full into a beverage like water or coffee.
Our Mushroom Nootropic is not formulated to produce an immediate effect or altered state. Most people notice the benefits of the tincture begin to appear with consistent use. This includes feeling more alert and present, experiencing more mental clarity, and sustaining more energy.
Frequently asked questions
How do I incorporate the Mushroom Nootropic into a microdosing protocol?
The Mushroom Nootropic is formulated to stack with any of our microdosing formulas, or with a protocol you may already have in place.
The Mushroom Nootropic can be taken at the same time that you take your microdose, or staggered throughout the day either before or after your microdose.
We encourage you to explore and find a time that works best best for you.
Are your products legal?
Yes! Which is why Kanna is such an excellent candidate to explore the world of microdosing.
All of our formulas and ingredients are 100% legal. Our microdoses are solely made with kanna (sceletium tortuosum) and do not contain any scheduled substances. We will not be able to answer any questions or requests about illicit substances.
Thank you for your understanding. We look forward to supporting you on your microdosing journey!
Are your mushrooms certified organic?
Yes! All of our mushrooms are USDA Certified Organic.
In fact, we work with a collective of growers who have one of the first Organic Mushroom Certifications in the world.
We only work with growers that follow beyond organic and ethical growing practices.
Where do you get your mushrooms?
Our mushrooms come from a collective of farmers in China who have been cultivating medicinal mushrooms for over 5 generations.
There is a lot of stigma around mushrooms grown in China, perhaps rightfully so, but you can find low quality ingredients produced in the USA too!
The reality is that currently the most potent and pure mushroom extracts commercially available come from China, and that’s why we use them.
Our mushrooms are grown far from industrialization, high in the mountains of the Yunnan province in China. Here our mushrooms are grown outdoors, in fresh air, on natural wood substrates (like logs), and tended by real people who have been caring for mushrooms for generations. We use only the mushroom fruiting body to create our dual extracts in our line of formulas.
These growing techniques result in a dramatically healthier and more potent mushroom, when compared to those commercially grown in the USA, in sterile laboratory conditions, under artificial light, on grain substrates (the grain ends up in your supplement too!), and cultivated in mass by heavy machinery.
All of our mushrooms are third party tested and surpass all US standards for heavy metals, pesticides, and other contaminants.
How are your mushrooms tested?
Every ingredient we use is thoroughly tested by third parties for purity and contaminants, including microbial screening for any bacteria, yeast, and mold; heavy metals; pesticides; as well as testing for purity and active compounds.
Can I take your formulas while on medication?
First, we are not doctors and cannot give medical advice.
If you are on any prescription medications or health protocols, it is very important that you have a conversation with your prescribing physician before taking any of our formulas.
Are your formulas safe when pregnant or breastfeeding?
At this time there is not enough research to say with certainty, so we do not recommend it.