Functional mushrooms have become a hot topic in health circles over the last few years, and for good reason. While we already know that regular cooking mushrooms are loaded with nutrients, functional mushrooms take things one step further, with studies revealing just how many benefits these super fungi offer to our overall well-being.

Unlike health fads that come and go, the science is clear – these mushrooms have proven health benefits for the mind and body.

What exactly are functional mushrooms, and why are they one of the fastest-growing health trends we’ve seen in recent years?

Functional Mushrooms 101

They may be emerging in mainstream cultures right now but functional mushrooms have been around for a very long time. They’ve been used in East Asian medicine for thousands of years, with the earliest recorded use dating to 450 BC.

Research shows that functional mushrooms have great success in boosting immune systems and increasing energy while improving memory and cognitive function, reducing stress and improving sleep.

Although functional mushrooms certainly have many life-altering benefits, they’re 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. 

Functional Mushroom Types

The three most powerful functional mushrooms are 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

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Functional Mushroom Capsules

Goodmind™’s functional mushroom formulas combine three different types of adaptogenic mushrooms and have been expertly formulated to enhance your mental capacity, improve the body’s response to stress and nourish your mental wellbeing.

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After many years of promoting good health and well-being through CBD, Goodleaf is committed to improving quality of life. We are now moving into a new era – mental well-being. GOODMIND™️ brings you the trusted commitment to goodness we have provided through our premium CBD products to an exclusive range of functional mushroom products. 

Our launch range includes three super-powered mushrooms – Lion’s Mane, Reishi and Cordyceps. All of our mushrooms are sustainably sourced. They will be available in capsule form, for a quick and easy way to get the full benefit offered by each mushroom. 

Try the GOODMIND™️ range to experience the magic of functional mushrooms and all they have to offer.