Adaptogens: What Are They, and Why Do I Want Them in My Drink?

Adaptogens: What Are They, and Why Do I Want Them in My Drink?

Most of our medicines are derived from or inspired by plants and fungi. We get aspirin from willow bark, opioids from breadseed poppies, antibiotics from bread mold, valium from valerian roots. Western pharmacology is great at isolating, extracting and synthesizing compounds from plants, but…

Koios canned nootropic drink to be sold in over 10,000 retail locations by 2020

Koios canned nootropic drink to be sold in over 10,000 retail locations by 2020

Related tags: nootropics, Health, Energy The organic drink company uses ‘earth grown’ components to give consumers energy containing a proprietary blend of nootropics ​ , ​ MCT oil (extract from coconut oil) and Lion’s Mane mushrooms, designed to increase blood flow to the brain….

Why Koios says nootropics are the ‘next frontier’ of functional beverages

Why Koios says nootropics are the 'next frontier' of functional beverages

Credit: Koios Chris Miller’s struggles served as the motivation behind building his growing functional canned beverage business. For most of his life, Miller told Food Dive he struggled with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. After college, he was prescribed Adderall to help him focus, but…

Lion’s Mane: How the Mushroom Can Boost Brain Health

Lion's Mane: How the Mushroom Can Boost Brain Health

If you’re lucky enough to come across the lion’s mane mushroom while wandering through the woods, it may be time to gather some of this powerhouse fungi, the world’s first “smart” mushroom, and even consider colonizing your very own log for future generations. Fortunately…

Smart Supplements For: Sharper, Calmer, Happier

Smart Supplements For: Sharper, Calmer, Happier

The brain is arguably the body’s most complex and hungry organ. Densely packed with approximately 86 billion cells and a delicate super-highway of whisper-thin neural synapses, this cognitive hub consumes 20% of the body’s energy supply, keeping everything from memory and metabolism to sleep…

How Do Memory Vitamins Work? (And the Best Brain Supplements)

How Do Memory Vitamins Work? (And the Best Brain Supplements)

There are a whole bunch of alleged memory vitamins and supplements to help you concentrate and boost your brain function. Unfortunately, there’s also a lot of misinformation, dodgy studies, and things we just don’t know when it comes to which vitamins actually help with…

Probiotic from Penang: Malaysian cow’s milk bacteria strain exerts benefits for brain, URT, and liver

Probiotic from Penang: Malaysian cow’s milk bacteria strain exerts benefits for brain, URT, and liver

Related tags: Probiotics, Gut health, Brain health The probiotic strain, L. plantarum DR7 ​, was discovered during a collaboration between Clinical Nutrition Sdn Bhd and University Sains Malaysia in 2014. A number of human studies to examine its effect on the brain, upper respiratory…

Probiotic from Penang: Malaysian cow’s milk bacteria strain exerts benefits for brain, URT, and liver

Probiotic from Penang: Malaysian cow’s milk bacteria strain exerts benefits for brain, URT, and liver

Related tags: Probiotics, Gut health, Brain health The probiotic strain, L. plantarum DR7 ​, was discovered during a collaboration between Clinical Nutrition Sdn Bhd and University Sains Malaysia in 2014. A number of human studies to examine its effect on the brain, upper respiratory…

Ancient Medicines Bring Modern Value to Yield Growth Corp.

Ancient Medicines Bring Modern Value to Yield Growth Corp.

About two weeks ago, The Yield Growth Corp. (CSE: BOSS) (OTCQB: BOSQF) completed the acquisition of a library of edible mushroom formulas as part of an initiative to capitalize on an accelerating trend towards mushroom edibles. Management is wasting no time building a footprint…

Let’s hack the happy chemicals – Dopamine, Serotonin and Endorphins

Let's hack the happy chemicals - Dopamine, Serotonin and Endorphins

How many books, courses, and seminars have been held every year with the ultimate objective being to help you become happier and more fulfilled? How many books, courses, and seminars have been held every year with the ultimate objective being to help you become…