The Mind: Adaptogenic Brain Tonic 127 g
The Mind is a blend of powerful herbs and mushrooms that have been used for centuries to boost the brain and cognitive abilities. Some of these herbs have been revered for millennia as master tonics of the mind in many healing traditions, including Ayurvedic, Chinese, and tribal rainforest medicine.
- The herbs in this formulation have been extensively studied for their ability to enhance memory, support synaptic connections, improve neurotransmitter communication, promote mental balance, elevate mood, and energize the body and mind.
Ginkgo, gotu kola, lion's mane, tulsi, brahmi and rosemary are all prized tonics with a long history. Anima Mundi has developed The Mind, a potent, undiluted, high-quality product to support the needs of the brain and mind.
- 100% made from plants
- from organic cultivation and fair trade
- Manufactured to the highest manufacturing standards in an FDA (Food & Drug Administration) registered and cGMP (Current Good Manufacturing Practice) certified family business
- vegan, gluten-free
- 127g = 42 servings (1 serving = 1 teaspoons)
By the way, the mushrooms in the Anima Mundi Recipes are "activated". This means that the cell walls of the fungi have been broken open to increase the bio-availability of the active ingredients. Cell wall disruption is achieved by steam extraction.
- Add about 1 teaspoon 2-3 times a day to your favorite drink, such as tea, matcha, coffee, smoothie or to meals.
- If necessary, increase the dosage to increase the effect.
- We recommend using it in beverages with fatty ingredients, such as beverages (with our coconut cream powder, coconut oil, MCT oil, ghee, etc.). It can also be combined with fish oil or other DHA oils for optimal effect.
- Note: Dietary supplements are not a substitute for a balanced and varied diet and a healthy lifestyle. If you are taking medication or under medical supervision, please consult a doctor before taking any dietary supplement.
Lions Mane*, Mucuna Bean, Lucuma*, Gotu Kola Leaf*, Ginkgo Leaf^, Brahmi Leaf*, Holy Basil Leaf* (5:1 extract powders)
*Organic / ^Wildcrafted
*Lions Mane, extract powder organically grown in Washington State
*Ginkgo, and Gotu Kola are organically grown in India by a farm that we work with directly. They are lovingly grown in a small scale farm, where they incorporate traditional farming practices. Then they are made into extract powders to optimize their potency as a powder.
- The term adaptogen was coined by the Russian doctor and scientist Nikolai V. Lazarv. This term summarizes a wide variety of plants from all over the world. Such adaptogens have been used in traditional Chinese medicine and Indian Ayurveda for thousands of years. Adaptogens are plant compounds, often herbs, roots, or fungi, that help the body deal with stressors. These include Schisandra, Eleuthero, Panax Ginseng, Ashwagandha, Rhodiola, Maca, and medicinal mushrooms such as Cordyceps, Lion's Mane or Reishi. As the name suggests, adaptogens work by helping the body to "adapt," meaning to adapt. Adaptogens increase our adaptability, they have a regulating effect on the stress axis (hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal axis) and support the anabolic metabolism. Adaptogens have a regulating effect on the body, they compensate for deficits as well as reduce hyperfunctions. This idea of balance has a long tradition in TCM and Ayurveda. Adaptogens are supposed to ensure harmony in body, mind and soul.
- Lion's Mane (Hericium erinaceus) or hedgehog's mane, owes its name to its roundish-oval shape with many long, densely arranged spines. The medicinal mushroom is considered a popular and excellent edible mushroom in China. It is rich in potassium, zinc, iron, germanium, selenium, phosphorus and contains all essential amino acids as well as polysaccharides and polypeptides. The mushroom is said to increase physical energy and improve focus, concentration and general cognitive function. It also has an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effect and is said to activate the immune system.
- Mucuna, also known as velvet bean, is one of the few naturally occurring and highly concentrated sources of L-Dopa. L-Dopa is a naturally occurring amino acid that converts to dopamine in the brain. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that produces feelings of joy and happiness. The adaptogenic legume has been used by indigenous peoples for centuries as a superfood for boosting energy and mood. Mucuna has a gently balancing effect on the brain and the hormone system. For this reason, it is commonly used for depression and anxiety, which may be related in part to the depletion or underperformance of these important neurotransmitters. Can reduce stress and support sexual function.
- Indian watersabel / Tigergrass / Gotu Kola (Centella asiatica Extract) - In Ayurvedic medicine this is called waterabel also "tiger grass" and is one of the most important medicinal plants. According to legend, wounded tigers roll in the leaves of the plant to help their wounds heal. Tiger grass has an anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and regenerating effect on the skin. The plant promotes wound healing and collagen formation. Tiger grass has proven particularly useful for the care of mature skin, as it stimulates blood circulation. In China, India and Indonesia Gotu Kola is traditionally used as a medicinal plant. It enjoys a high status, especially among Ayurvedic doctors and naturopaths. It is said to have antidepressant properties, strengthen memory and have a positive effect on concentration. According to tradition, gotu kola promotes mental and physical cleansing. In the meantime, science has been able to identify the calming active ingredients brahmoside and brahmininoside in the plant.
- Brahmi (Bacopa Monnieri) has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for over 3000 years to increase mental activity and support brain function. There it has gained a reputation as a memory plant. According to tradition, Ayurvedic scholars used the plant to memorize long texts and to memorize Ayurvedic texts. Brahmi is said to have a positive effect on the revitalization and renewal of brain and nerve cells and thus support short and long-term memory.