Are you interested in learning about the connection between medicinal mushrooms and mental health? One’s mental health is dependent on many aspects of one’s life and lived experience, and the state of one’s mental health can change over time. According to the National Association of Mental Health, over 43 million American adults experience mental illness each year. This includes depression, anxiety, bipolar, schizophrenia, and other long-term recurring conditions. Millions of people seek mental health services each year, and there are many options for people to find the support they need. (1) Mental health conditions are extremely common in today’s world, but luckily we have many tools and resources at our disposal that can help, including medicinal mushrooms. Keep reading to learn more about mushrooms and mental health.
Medicinal mushrooms can support mental health because of their beneficial impact on our nervous system, cardiovascular system, digestive system and more.
Medicinal mushroom, Reishi (Ganoderma lucidum) is supportive for the heart. While we may think of mental health being associated with the brain, other organs play a big role, too. The heart is one of our most powerful energetic centers and plays a part in our emotional expression. Ask people where in the body they feel their stress or depression, and they’ll tend to point to their heart space. Reishi supports the physical and energetic heart to function better and overcomes challenges.
Try Mushroom Revival’s Reishi tincture. At Mushroom Revival, we pride ourselves on making the highest grade medicinal mushroom tinctures using only fruiting bodies. You can trust you’re getting the best quality when you go with us.
Lion’s Mane mushroom (Hericium erinaceus) is supportive and restorative for the nervous system. This mushroom has a naturally calming effect on the nervous system to ease upset like anxiety and stressful thought patterns. It is uplifting and regenerative to improve states of depression. Research has shown that Lion’s Mane contains Nerve Growth Factor, which improves neural pathways and can help to create better ones. It also promotes mental clarity, focus, and memory.
Try Mushroom Revival’s Mush Zen tincture to support mental health. This blend is carefully crafted with medicinal mushrooms and herbs that can calm the body and mind. Combine the use of this tincture with a daily meditation practice to truly enhance your feelings of calm and groundedness.