Three Supplements for Productivity
Do you want to feel less stressed, more energized, and have higher mental clarity? If these concerns apply to you, then you may find the supplements in this post helpful. Recently, at Happy Trails we have had more and more customers coming in looking for products to give them a boost in productivity. We have selected a few products that may help; read on below to see how they work.
Lion’s mane was recently featured in our blog post about medicinal mushrooms, the many ways that this fungus can help the body are laid out there. Lion’s mane is particularly helpful for brain, gut and heart health. This is thanks to a handful of bioactive compounds that lion’s mane creates. Some of the bioactive compounds are able to reduce inflammation. They also act as neuroprotectant and neuroregenerative agents.
These properties have been shown in animal studies, one of which showed a reduction of anxiety and depression symptoms. Regenerating cells in the hippocampus, the memory and emotion center of the brain, may also explain mood improvement. While there has not been many studies done on humans, lion’s mane is generally well-tolerated with the exception of those with mushroom allergies.
Examples of products with lion’s mane include, Lion’s Mane Extract Powder from the Medicinal Mushroom Co. This powder can be mixed into a beverage of your choice to balance mood and increase focus. Also, the Odyssey Mushroom Elixirs pair lion’s mane with cordyceps and caffeine for balanced energy.
CBG or cannabigerol has overlapping benefits with CBD. Full spectrum hemp products contain just a trace amount of CBG in them. Some products concentrate the CBG at a higher level to reap the benefits of that specific cannabinoid.
If you have tried CBD for mood or inflammation, you may find that CBG may be additionally helpful for you. CBG has wonderful anti-inflammatory properties. One in vitro study found that CBG had neuroprotective effects in a model. Ultimately, the CBG reduced neuroinflammation and oxidative stress. For these reasons, many CBG products are marketed as supplements for mental clarity and stress reduction.
CBG products that we carry include, gummies, capsules and a full-spectrum oil.
Stress Support Supplement
The stress support supplement from Nethika Naturals contains a mix of herbs designed to help your body better handle stress. These herbs are baked by science and have been used in traditional medicine, specifically Indian traditional medicine or Ayurveda. Ayurveda finds that they have the ability to strengthen the immune and nervous systems. Below are the ingredients of stress support supplements:
- Withania somnifera (Ashwagandha) is a plant native to India and Southeast Asia that is used in Ayurveda. Ashwagandha is widely available and generally well-tolerated as a supplement. Many people consume ashwagandha for its positive effect on mental health. Ashwagandha has the potential to help with stress reduction, anxiety, brain function, sleep, inflammation and blood pressure. You may be interested in our ashwagandha supplements.
- Bacopa monnieri is an adaptogen. Adaptogens help your body learn how to better cope with stress. Bacopa is also filled with antioxidants.
- Convolvulus pluricaulis has been used for a wide range of different ailments including depression and stress treatment. It is also nootropic, meaning it enhances memory.
- Terminalia arjuna is a tree that has been used in ayurveda for cardiovascular health.
- Tribulus terrestris may have a positive impact on blood sugar and heart health.
- Piper longum (long pepper) is a spice that will season food but also has medicinal benefits. Chemicals in long pepper can help fight a variety of infections while also improving inflammation.
For some individuals, these supplements may come with side effects. They also have potential interactions with certain medications. Because of this, it is recommended that you consult your physician before adding them to your routine.
If you want to try out any of these supplements to see if they will help with productivity in your life, stop in store or order online. As always, our consultants are available to answer any questions you may have.
My name is Amber. I am a cannabinoid consultant and columnist for Happy Trails. I have a Bachelor of Science in Biology. I enjoy learning about things I have passion for, and my family lovingly calls me a “human encyclopedia”. Read more about Amber here.
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