Can Mushrooms Help in Managing Alzheimer's Disease? Here's What we Know

Nootropics are substances that have stimulant effects and help boosting brain's performance which enhances memory.

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Alzheimer's disease is a mental health issue that sets in mid '60s which leads to deterioration the memory and thinking skills. It accounts for 60 to 70% of dementia cases. Having to deal with difficulties relating to thinking, reasoning, remembering, and behaviour, life turns harder with time after the onset of Alzheimer's disease.

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Although there is no treatment for Alzheimer's disease, medications help manage symptoms and cope with the disease. With nootropics being widely used in treating patients suffering from Alzheimer's disease, the question is could consuming food that are natural nootropics help managing symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. Nootropics are substances that have stimulant effects and help boosting brain's performance which enhances memory.

What Types of Mushrooms Are Helpful?

Certain types of mushrooms are natural nootropics that boost the brain's functions when consumed. Lion's Mane mushroom, Chaga mushroom and Cordyceps are popular super mushrooms that are widely used among health enthusiasts for strengthening the immune system and improving gut balance. Their nootropic benefits make them apt to be used to help managing symptoms of Alzheimer's disease.

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How to Add Mushrooms to Your Diet?

The simplest way is to replace your regular coffee with mushroom coffee.

(Authored article by Rajat Bahl, Director at The Forest Superfood)

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Published Date:December 6, 2021 5:37 PM IST

Updated Date:December 6, 2021 5:37 PM IST

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