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May 14, 2021 3 min read

It’s no secret that these days, many of us are feeling stress like never before. As we continue to forge new paths in our professional and personal lives, long-established routines have gone out the window and we have more on our plates than ever.

This stress can be impacting us in a multitude of ways. One way that our bodies react to stress can be brain fog and restlessness  -- so it’s no wonder why brain fog is a common health complaint today and people are using Lion’s mane for focus.  While there is no magic cure to “fix” these cognitive functions, Rritual Lion’s Mane Focus Elixir may help lift the mental fog, creating clarity of mind and laser sharp focus.

What is lion’s mane mushroom?

Lion’s mane  is a type of functional mushroom that has traditionally been consumed as a delicacy and revered for centuries in Eastern cultures for the beneficial and enlightening effects it may have on cognitive health.

Lion's mane mushrooms have a white, long, shaggy-rug appearance. Their likeness to a lion’s mane is how they got their name. The underground root system that nourishes and produces these large, shaggy-looking white fruiting spines is a rich source of the unique compounds associated with this mushroom’s benefits.*

As East Asian cultural practices and herbal medicines were introduced and adopted into western culture, plant-based lion’s mane mushroom has quickly gained popularity. Time-tested adaptogens, a category of select herbs and mushrooms that are known to help the whole body adapt and respond to stress in a healthy, balanced way, are often included in lion’s mane mushroom powders to enhance the benefits of the mushroom. Read more about lion’s mane mushroom powder.

What helps your brain focus?

Lion’s mane is anootropic, which means it helps activate and clear the mind for optimal cognitive performance. Because of this, lion’s mane mushrooms have gained popularity as a supplement to help with focus and mental clarity, even to a foggy, restless mind, and does so without containing any stimulants.

Rritual Lion’s Mane Focus Elixir  also contains enhanced adaptogens to help lessen the effects of stress and improve overall resilience. These include:

Rhodiola

Traditionally consumed to support and enhance physical performance and cognitive acuity (this is used by healthy world-class athletes to help ward off fatigue, promote physical endurance and support peak cognitive function.)

Bacopa Monnieri

An Aryuvedic herb, is also included for its ability to nourish and support a healthy brain.

How does lion’s mane affect the brain?

When was the last time you thought about feeding your brain? Every nanosecond, the brain orchestrates hundreds of thousands of thoughts, directions, processes, tasks and more. Physical health is often top of mind, especially these days, but with your brain responsible for so many functions, ensuring you keep it healthy is more important than ever!

Nerve Growth Factors (NGFs) are types of proteins which contribute to a healthy functioning nervous system and have a number of benefits for maintaining brain function. If you guessed that NGFs can be found in lion’s mane mushrooms, you’d be right!

This discovery, along with the laundry list of benefits of lion’s mane mushroom, has led lion’s mane mushroom to become the focus of much research in recent years. Various studies have identified a connection between lion’s mane mushroom and brain function, and significant benefits have been identified:

  •      It helps to cultivate & enhance your creativity, clarity of thought and ability to focus
  •      Supports healthy brain functioning including concentration and recall
  •      Helps to sharpen mental focus and productivity
  •      Helps to calm a restless mind and body

Read more about how lion’s mane for focus benefits the brain.

Lion's mane and mental focus

Long story short, lion’s mane mushrooms help your brain and body respond to stress in a healthy way. They also promote mental agility, focus and overall cognitive performance.

If you are one of the many people who have been feeling increasingly stressed and “foggy” as of late, lion’s mane for focus may contribute to productivity and maintain cognitive functioning like focus, memory, moods and stress levels.

Rritual Superfoods has created a certified organic, gluten-free, vegan and non-GMO product, with no artificial sweeteners, sugars or nasties and formulated to support your physical and emotional wellbeing, focus and function. Shop our selection of lion’s mane products.



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