Will Functional Mushrooms Get Me High?
As psychedelic use expands throughout our world, it’s hard to think about mushrooms without associating them with the psychedelic boom that is currently going on. Despite all of this, there lies a category of mushrooms that do not get you high, but have many more benefits than culinary mushrooms. Those are classified as functional mushrooms and can provide our bodies with a seemingly endless amount of benefits.
How do Functional Mushrooms and Psychedelic Mushrooms differ?
While most obviously psychedelic mushrooms get you high and functional mushrooms do not, you can more easily think of psychedelic mushrooms as good for the mind and functional mushrooms as good for your body. A direct example of this would be lion’s mane mushrooms. While that particular mushroom supports the health of your brain, it is not working on a psychoactive level, yet working to ensure your brain is physically healthy. Some general statements on what lion's mane actually works to support is Dementia prevention, improved cognition, and increases the release of nerve growth factor, a protein that can increase the length of nerve cell processes. On top of this, functional mushrooms are for anyone in that there is no “experience” that goes along with it. You can incorporate these natural medicines into your life as easily as a new multivitamin.
There is a functional mushroom for almost anything!
While in our previous example it could be seen that lions mane mushrooms work to support brain health, there are functional mushrooms that work to support just about anything within your body. For example, turkey tail is amazing for immune support, cordyceps can boost exercise performance, and chaga is anti-inflammatory and a potent antioxidant. As you can see functional mushrooms really can’t be put into a box and it’s essential to pick the right mushrooms so that you can hit all of your health and fitness goals.
At the end of the day, it’s obvious that functional mushrooms are good for you, but it can be hard to know what to choose. At Oasis, it is our goal to simplify natural supplements and take the guesswork out of them. On top of this, all of our products use mushroom extracts which makes our product about eight times more potent per gram. This ensures that you can get your full serving of that particular mushroom, while still leaving plenty of room for other mushrooms in our formulation. If you want to try our products, they can be found here.