Feeling Foggy? Mushroom Revival Has the Brain Fog Remedy For You
Do you ever have those days where you can’t think clearly? You’re losing your keys, then your phone, then forget what you even left the house for. This is a common experience for many, but luckily, there are herbal and fungi allies we can turn to for a brain fog remedy.
Brain fog is often described as slow thinking, difficulty focusing, confusion, lack of concentration, forgetfulness, or haziness in thought processes. There are many reasons one may experience brain fog, including stress, malnutrition, autoimmune conditions, Lyme disease, disturbed gut microbiome, brain injury, side effects from medication, inflammation, toxic exposure, and more. Brain fog is always a symptom of an underlying issue, so it’s important to investigate what is causing the symptom. Let’s take a look at some of these possible causes.
Food for Thought: Your Brain Fog Remedy Could Be Dietary
Diet and nutrition are fundamental to feeling good and functioning optimally. The brain runs on protein, vitamins, minerals like zinc and iron, and poly-unsaturated fats. Protein deficiencies affect the hippocampus and cortex, while fat deficiencies can negatively impact synaptogenesis, membrane function and, potentially, myelination. (1) Eating a diet that is high in antioxidants and other anti-inflammatory compounds, like vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, and poly-unsaturated fats, could greatly benefit the health of your brain and reduce the risk of degenerative diseases, like Alzheimer’s and Dementia. (2)
PRO-TIP: Switch out canola oil, vegetable oil and trans-fats like margarine and shortening for high-quality fats that contain essential fatty acids like DHA and Omega 3 and 6. These are extra-virgin olive oil, coconut oil, avocado oil, fish oil, and ghee.
Eliminating common food triggers can alleviate many insidious symptoms, including brain fog. The most common food triggers are dairy, gluten, sugar, commercial meat, and alcohol, due to the way that these food and beverages are grown, processed, or preserved. Try an elimination diet to remove these triggers from your diet, add in more organic vegetables and fruits, and see how you feel.
Environmental toxins are overly present in our food, water, and air. Though we cannot completely remove ourselves from these toxins, there are many measures we can take to significantly reduce our intake and exposure. Switch to organic meats, milk, and cheese to minimize consuming animal antibiotics and hormones. A study published in Environmental Research showed that pesticide levels in adult urine were reduced by 90% after eating an organic diet for just one week. (3) Switch to an organic diet to significantly reduce your exposure to harmful pesticides.
PRO-TIP: Check out the Environmental Working Group’s Dirty Dozen for a list of which products you absolutely must buy organic.
Clean Water, Clear Thoughts
Water is vital to our health and flushes out many of the toxins we ingest. It’s important to drink two to four liters of filtered water daily. Heavy metals like copper, lead, and aluminum can mess with health, and have been found to be an underlying cause of brain fog. Aging pipes in cities and homes can leach heavy metals directly into drinking water. Investing in a water filtration system could reduce your intake of these harmful elements. Avoid ingesting mercury, a toxic heavy metal that is often found in fish like tuna. Check out the NRDC’s guide to buying seafood so you can make better decisions to avoid these heavy metals.
PRO-TIP: Try Mushroom Revival’s MycoCleanse to support your liver and protect your body from harmful toxins. MycoCleanse is packed with herbs and mushrooms that help you detox in a healthy way. At Mushroom Revival, we only use mushroom fruit bodies, so there’s no fillers or fluff, and we are Certified Organic, so you know you are getting the good stuff!
Brain Fog Remedy: Find Your Zen
Stress is insidious. It wreaks havoc on our system, and its effects leach out into every aspect of our wellness. The stress response system – that ‘fight or flight’ instinct – is important for moments of real danger. However, when we are constantly in survival mode, it can set our hormones out of balance, deplete our system, and increase inflammation leading to brain fog. (4) Today’s world is stressful, that’s no question, but we can control how we respond to stressors. Having a toolkit of stress reduction techniques — like meditation, yoga, qi gong, deep breathing, journaling, time in nature, plant medicine, therapy, etc. — that you can turn to as a brain fog remedy is important.
Pro-tip: Take Mushroom Revival’s Mush Zen tincture to support your nervous system and relax your stress response. Our tinctures are Certified Organic and made with only the highest quality mushrooms and herbs. When it comes to your health, we understand that you only want the best. We’ve got you covered with non-gmo handcrafted tinctures.
Brain Fog Remedy from Mushroom Revival: Mycelial Brain
We created Mycelial Brain to support the brain and nervous system, and to reduce sensations of brain fog. We combined the following mushrooms and herbs that are especially known for enhancing blood circulation to the brain, protecting and boosting its function. Each of them is an essential ingredient in our carefully crafted brain fog remedy.
Lion’s Mane mushroom supports and protects the brain. It stimulates the body’s production of nerve growth factor (NFG), which is crucial for the maintenance and proliferation of neurons and protects the myelin sheath, a thin protective layer that surrounds neurons in the brain. Lion’s Mane supports optimal cognitive function, memory, and recollection. Research shows that it can help with neural regeneration, giving us more brain power for learning, curiosity and mental capacity. Lion’s Mane has a long history of being used as a brain fog remedy and brain health support.
Rosemary officinalis is known as the herb of remembrance, long used as a brain tonic. It is a circulatory stimulant and helps bring oxygen-rich blood up to the brain to support enhanced memory and recall.
Gingko biloba increases blood flow to the brain, providing more nutrition and increased oxygenation, and it prevents damage caused by free radicals. Gingko biloba has demonstrated an ability to enhance memory and cognitive function, especially in the elderly. Clinical studies with Gingko support its ability to be used for disorders or symptoms, like memory, cognitive impairment, dizziness, tinnitus, headaches, anxiety, depression, fatigue, and stroke that are caused by restricted cerebral blood flow. (5)
Experience your brain at its best! Make these changes in your life and try Mushroom Revival’s Mycelial Brain to remedy brain fog today!
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- Hoffmann, David. Medical Herbalism: the Science and Practice of Herbal Medicine. Healing Arts Press, 2003.