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Mushrooms Impact Mood and Neurocognitive Health Over Lifespan

Truly new study that analyzed multple clinical trials regarding mushrooms and their ability to grow neurons over time. Have a read and "feed" your brain with some new knowledge.


Mushrooms contain bioactive compounds with documented antioxidant and anti-inflammatory actions. Here, we present a systematic evaluation of epidemiological and clinical studies that investigate the role of mushrooms, either as a separate or integral dietary component, on neurocognition and mood. Following a search of four databases, a total of 34 human studies examining the effect of different mushrooms across varying age cohorts and health statuses were selected for inclusion. Epidemiological studies included in this review (n = 24) revealed a significant benefit of dietary patterns that included mushrooms of any species on cognition and mood in both healthy and compromised populations. 

However, the results obtained from intervention studies (n = 10) were mixed. Studies mainly investigated Lion’s Mane (Hericium erinaceus), showing some enhancement of mood and cognitive function in middle and older adults. Further acute and chronic human intervention studies are needed, using adequate sample sizes, employing appropriately sensitive neurocognitive tests, and investigating a range of dietary mushrooms to confirm the effects of mushroom supplementation on neurocognition and mood in humans.


Cheers to your brain Health!

~Infinitum Health Team


Cha. S, et. al. A review of the effects of mushrooms on mood and neurocognitive health across the lifespan. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews 158 (2024) 105548.

A review of the effects of mushrooms on mood and neurocognitive health across the lifespan
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