Mushrooms Aren’t the New Caffeine
Stick with coffee for now.
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They claim their products boost focus, memory, productivity, and mood through herbs, spices, and powdered mushrooms like lion’s mane and reishi instead of caffeine.
One study showed that when adults with mild cognitive impairment took powdered lion’s mane pills for 16 weeks, their cognitive scores improved (and dropped again once they stopped taking it). And exotic mushrooms do have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. But no research links them to better brain function or concentration in young, healthy people, Isikhuemhen says.