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Kat Austin
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Cordyceps Before Bed: Sleep Benefits (+ Timing Tips)

Traditionally known for its energy-boosting properties, cordyceps is often consumed to enhance vitality and stamina. However, recent research suggests a surprising twist: cordyceps before bed may actually improve sleep quality. Let's explore the unexpected benefits of this functional mushroom: Table of content What is Cordyceps? Understanding Sleep and Circadian Rhythm The Circadian Cycle Sleep Phase Wake Phase/ Hormonal Dynamics How Cordyceps Supports Better Sleep Cordyceps Active Compounds Nervous System Regulation Restorative Properties Increased Sleep Time Lower Stress and Anxiety Could Cordyceps Work for Insomnia? How to Take Cordyceps for Sleep 1. Choose the Right Supplement 2. Dosage Recommendations 3. Timing...

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Dr. Christine Tara Peterson PhD, AHP, RYT
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Do Functional Mushrooms Help with Gut Health? Ayurvedic Practitioner Weighs In

About the Author Mushrooms, long revered for their medicinal properties, have captured scientific interest for their potential to modulate the gut microbiota. The human gut microbiota, a complex community of trillions of microorganisms, plays a pivotal role in maintaining health.  This article delves into the fascinating world of functional mushrooms like Lion's Mane, Tremella, Cordyceps, Maitake, and Turkey Tail, elucidating their impact on the gut microbiome, brain and overall health. From immune modulation to microbial balance, these mushrooms showcase a spectrum of effects that hold promise for enhancing digestive wellness, brain health, and beyond. Table of content The Gut Microbiota:...

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Kat Austin
Cordyceps Dangers: Risks & Safety Concerns Explained - Lucid™

Cordyceps Dangers: Risks & Safety Concerns Explained

From enhancing athletic performance to boosting immunity, cordyceps supplements have become popular among health-conscious individuals seeking natural remedies. However, amid the growing interest in cordyceps, questions have arisen regarding its safety profile and potential risks. Don’t fret, though. Cordyceps supplements can be safely enjoyed, assuming you’re aware of the potential risks and how to avoid them. In this article, we delve into potential cordyceps dangers and explore safety concerns that consumers should consider. Let’s take it from the top: Table of content Key Takeaways Understanding Cordyceps Potential Risks of Cordyceps Consumption 1. Allergic Reactions: 2. Drug Interactions: 3. Contamination: 4....

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Kat Austin
How Mushroom Pre Workout Can Boost Energy Naturally - Lucid™

How Mushroom Pre Workout Can Boost Energy Naturally

In the pursuit of optimal fitness performance, the landscape of pre-workout supplementation can be overwhelming. While synthetic stimulants like energy drinks offer quick fixes, they often come with undesirable side effects such as jitters and energy crashes. Fortunately, there's a better way – mushroom pre-workout supplements. Follow us as we delve deeper into the science behind mushroom pre-workout supplements, exploring their diverse benefits, optimal usage, and how to integrate them into your current fitness and nutrition regimen. Table of content Key Takeaways Medicinal Mushroom Basics Understanding Mushroom Pre-Workout Supplements Best Mushrooms for Energy and Endurance (& Supporting Research) Cordyceps: Lion's...

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