Welcome to the future of self care. Goodmind™ is a premium range of functional mushroom formulas designed to nourish your mind and enhance mental well-being.
Goodleaf has come together with world leaders in life science and biotechnology, Psyence to harness the power of adaptogens – non-toxic, non-psychoactive fungi used for centuries in traditional medicine for their stress-relieving benefits.
We like to think of adaptogens as nature’s miracle workers – they operate on a cellular level, ‘adapting’ their functions to our needs at any given time. In moments of stress, they train the brain to use oxygen more efficiently, energising the body and soothing the mind. They can also balance hormones, boost the immune system, improve cognitive function and reduce anxiety.
Meet Our Mushrooms
Reishi boosts immune function and increases stress resistance, improving sleep and alleviating anxiety, Lions Mane clears brain fog and aids in age-related cognitive decline, while Cordyceps optimise energy and reduce fatigue, improving athletic performance and cardiovascular health.
Still want to know more? Have a read of our most frequently asked questions below...
Q: What are functional mushrooms?
A: Functional or “medicinal” mushrooms are non-psychedelic mushrooms that have been used for thousands of years in traditional East Asian medicine for their health boosting properties for the body and mind.
Q: Are they legal?
A: Yes. None of our three functional mushrooms are illegal in South Africa or anywhere else in the world, nor are they listed on the World Anti-Doping Agency's (WADA) list.
These mushrooms have been used in traditional healing for well over 5000 years, and so it is also very unlikely that they will ever become illegal.
Q: Are they safe?
A: Yes. The 3 mushrooms we use are non-poisonous varieties and safe to consume in the form of your choosing.
Q: Where do you source them from?
A: Our 3 mushrooms are sourced from China, where functional mushrooms have been a part of everyday life and traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years.
Internationally, China is also the leading producer of functional mushrooms and the only place you can source organic, log-grown mushroom fruiting bodies.
Q: Will I hallucinate or ‘trip’ after taking them?
A: Definitely not. This is the most significant difference between psilocybin mushrooms and functional mushrooms - psilocybin mushrooms are the ones that produce hallucinogenic and psychedelic effects. The three mushrooms we use in our capsules do not.
Q: What are the benefits of taking them?
A: Functional mushrooms are an all-natural source of energy and optimisation for the body and mind.
Lion's Mane is a powerful nootropic that enhances memory and other cognitive functions, and helps to promote overall brain health.
Reishi boosts immune function and increases stress resistance, improving sleep and alleviating anxiety.
Cordyceps optimises energy in the body to reduce fatigue, improving athletic performance and general mobility.
Q: How do I incorporate them into my routine?
A: With regular dosing resulting in pronounced effects, it is recommended that 2 capsules be taken once per day with food, and 2 tablets twice daily in times of intense stress.
Mornings are the recommended time of day for taking the capsules, but they can be taken at any time as a matter of personal preference.
Q: Can I take mushroom capsules before/after drinking alcohol?
A: Due to a lack of research on the subject, it is not recommended that functional mushrooms or any other adaptogens be consumed within 8 hours of drinking alcohol.
Q: Can I take mushroom capsules while pregnant/breastfeeding?
A: Due to the fact that there is not enough research to indicate either a positive or negative outcome, women who are pregnant, lactating, and/or people who have an ongoing health condition they are being treated for should talk to their doctor before making the decision to consume functional mushrooms.