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April 28, 2021 3 min read

Lion’s Mane is a mushroom long revered in Eastern herbalism to support the health and well-being of the brain.*Recently, lion’s mane powder has been recognized as a nootropic, which means it helps balance and clear the mind for optimal cognitive performance. 

Plant-based lion’s mane powders, carefully crafted by Rritual superfoods also include traces of rhodiola root, an adaptogen that supports physical performance and cognitive acuity. Together, lion’s mane and rhodiola help sharpen people’s minds and enable more productive activity throughout the day. 

So how does lion’s mane and rhodiola support mental and physical performance?* What are the underlying benefits achieved by combining the two? Let’s look into that.

Rhodiola health benefits

Rhodiola is a herb that grows in colder climates, particularly in mountainous regions of Eastern Europe and Asia. It contains adaptogenic properties that people often use to maintain mental acuity, ground themselves in the present, and improve their overall outlook on life. 

Due to rhodiola’s ability to support physical performance and occasionally help with fatigue, it’s a common supplement used by athletes for their mental and physical conditioning.* Small doses of rhodiola can promote physical endurance to help athletes train and prepare for competitions.  Additionally, it can help support cognitive function, enabling athletes and non-athletes alike to maintain optimal physical health. 

What is rhodiola used for?

Since it contains adaptogenic properties, rhodiola can help the body adjust to physical or environmental changes.  Additionally, due to its adaptogenic capabilities, rhodiola may even help people adapt to life’s occasional stresses. 

Adaptogens are believed to support both the body and the mind cope with the harmful effects of stress. Stressful situations can take as much of a physical toll on one’s well-being as much as causing mental unrest that impacts people’s livelihoods. The long-term effects of stress, if left unresolved, can further impact a person’s overall quality of life.

What does rhodiola do for the body?

Rhodiola is a plant, and its roots have been used dating back generations in European and Asian cultures. Primarily, rhodiola has been used to support the body’s stamina, energy, and endurance.*

Given the interconnected relationship between the body and the mind, rhodiola may even support mental cognitive performance in addition to maintaining the body’s healthy energy levels.  When the body requires less energy to recover from exuberance and strenuous physical activity, it supports brain function and capacity.  As a result, the mind gains the potential for expanded thought that can also aid in short or long-term memory. 

Health benefits of rhodiola rosea root

Burnout is one of the most common side effects of long-term stress and anxiety. Burnout is a type of fatigue that leaves people feeling lethargic, uninspired, and lacking focus to complete day to day tasks.

Rhodiola rosea root is believed to create calmness and balance, helping with the harmful effects of burnout and fatigue by supporting the body and the mind. It’s also suspected that rhodiola may also reduce physical exhaustion and fatigue when taken prior to strenuous physical activity like exercise or workouts. 

As a supplement and an adaptogen, rhodiola can support a person’s overall health and well-being. It has the potential to curb the more harmful effects of stress in order to support the body and the mind towards greater health and wellness. 

Lion’s Mane and Rhodiola health benefits when taken together

As an adaptogen, there are many benefits one can experience by taking rhodiola rosea root. Combined with the plant-based properties of lion’s mane mushroom powder, it has the potential to further support good health and wellness.

Lion’s mane powder contains unique compounds and essential nutrients that support the brain and its many functions.  As a superfood, lion’s mane mushrooms support long-term cognitive health and maintain an already healthy inflammatory response.This is very important as people age, and some studies suggest that lion’s mane powder may even contain anti-aging capabilities that further support physical and mental well-being. 

Rhodiola can enhance the natural compounds of lion’s mane powder.  At Rritual, the Lion’s Mane Focus Elixir was created with lion’s mane powder enhanced with rhodiola root.  It also contains traces of Bacopa, a plant used by Ayurvedic medical practitioners for centuries to support cognitive memory performance as well as the mind’s response to stress. Together, these organic compounds support good health and acuity for both the body and the mind.

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