Mushroom stacking: A Beginner's Guide

Mushroom stacking: A Beginner's Guide

Nootropic supplements are a great way to support your wellbeing, and mushroom stacking could be just the trick to help you get the most out of your wellness routine. In this article, Supreme CBD explores the concept of stacking so you can get the most out of your wellness journey.

You may have heard of nootropic stacking as a great way to supplement your wellbeing – but what is it and how does it work?

Recent years have seen an explosion in people focusing on their health and wellbeing, and nootropic stacking has taken the world by storm.

The term nootropic was first coined by Cornelius Giurgea in 1972 to describe compounds that are thought to improve cognitive functions such as thinking, memory and learning, and stacking is often turned to in an attempt to improve cognitive impairment.

However, stacking can also be used to support calmness, immune function, energy levels, mood and more.

Both CBD and functional mushrooms are considered nootropic supplements, so, whether you are interested in incorporating CBD, functional mushrooms, or both into your wellness routine, we break down what you need to know about stacking so you can make the most out of your supplements.
Let’s take a look at closer look at stacking and learn about how it might support your wellbeing.

What is stacking?

The concept of stacking is to take two or more different nootropics – otherwise known as adaptogens or “smart drugs” – together to potentially gain increased effects.

The thought behind this is that the different supplements will work together in synergy to create a combined and improved impact.

For example, many people may take caffeine on its own as a pre-workout to help improve energy levels, however, one study suggests that combining caffeine with L-theanine and L-tyrosine improved athletes’ movement accuracy – providing performance enhancing support.

Stacking functional mushrooms and CBD

Popular functional mushrooms include the likes of Lion’s Mane, Cordyceps, Reishi, Chaga, Turkey Tail and many more. There is some belief that stacking functional mushrooms and CBD may provide compounded benefits and enhanced wellbeing support.

At Supreme CBD we have carefully curated a selection of mushrooms bundles to help support your wellbeing journey.

Our bundles include Menopause Support, which contains Lions Mane, Reishi and Cordyceps; Body and Mind which contains Cordyceps and Lions Mane;

Resilience and Relaxation which contains Chaga and Reishi; and, our Focus and Calm bundle which contains Lions Mane and Reishi.

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These mushroom bundles have been thoughtfully selected to provide combined impact. For example, the mushrooms in our Menopause bundle work together to help clear brain fog, combat hot flushes and night sweats, boost energy levels, reduce stress, and improve athletic performance.

Using CBD supplements alongside these mushroom stacks may help to support the overall effects.

For instance, CBD may help support the focus enhancing effects of the Supreme CBD Body and Mind bundle, which contains Cordyceps and Lions Mane, by soothing nerves.

As both CBD and functional mushrooms have been found to be safe when taken alone, it is currently thought that combining the two will be safe. However, it is always important to exercise caution and consult a medical professional.

Safety and risks

Nootropic supplements are generally considered safe. However, ensuring you buy your products from a reputable supplier is vital to ensure your product includes everything it says on the label, and no additional harmful chemicals or additives.
While there have been limited adverse effects reported from nootropics, researchers have highlighted that there needs to be further research into the long-term impact of stacking.

One review of nootropics highlighted that: “The vast majority of these substances are of natural origin, not subject to prescription, and can usually be easily obtained in the form of food supplements or herbal extracts. Their availability in synthetic form is somewhat limited and some preparations do require a valid prescription to obtain them.

“Nootropics tend to be well tolerated in patients with cognitive impairments; the incidence of side effects is low, and those that do occur are usually mild. Most nootropics do not have an immediate effect after a single dose, and therefore long-term use is necessary to achieve the desired results. However, their long-term effects on healthy individuals are still unknown.”

As with any supplement, it is vital to consult a healthcare professional before incorporating anything new into your routine – especially if you are considering taking something long term.

For example, combining CBD and reishi may not be suitable for people with low blood pressure, as both supplements have been found to have an impact on blood pressure.

Additionally, when incorporating any supplement into your routine, it is important to ‘start low and go slow’ adjusting your dose to your needs as you go, as well as to look out for any potential side effects.

Ensuring you consult a medical professional who will be able to advise and guide on what supplements are right for you and if they will interact with any medication you are taking.

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