Research Group for ME/CFS, Chronic Disease, Aging and Cancer

Read 1766 times

  • mmmm
  • New Member

    • 26

    • June 13, 2021, 11:09:04 PM
Productivity decrease on Lion's Mane
« on: June 18, 2021, 08:08:56 AM »
As soon as I start Lion's Mane, my productivity decreases. I don't feel bad (at least right now), but I procrastinate all the time. Mood is quite good also, and I'd like to get outside and work in the garden or go biking, so, no fatigue. AFAICT, Lion's Mane is the only difference today.
I observed the same thing last week, where I had a few days of getting virtually nothing done, which improved dramatically when I stopped Lion's Mane.

Does anybody have an idea how I could increase motivation on such days?
« Last Edit: June 18, 2021, 08:11:01 AM by mmmm »


Re: Productivity decrease on Lion's Mane
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2021, 12:23:31 PM »
I occasionally notice something similar if my nootropics stack is erring more towards the calming/relaxation side.

You could consider nootropics that are more stimulatory. Phenylpiracetam, bromantane, and oxiracetam have been reported to work well. Even good old caffeine. ;)


Re: Productivity decrease on Lion's Mane
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2021, 02:14:56 PM »
That happened to me also, I was mostly doing STEM before starting the protocol and then I found that I had a mental block of sorts,  this can happen with CFS but the timing makes me think it was to do with the protocol. I think it is brain inflammation which is expected for removing the viruses !  at some times I was a little delirious too.  Its a shame but I think its worth it for the chance of an effective treatment. 


  • mmmm
  • New Member

    • 26

    • June 13, 2021, 11:09:04 PM
Re: Productivity decrease on Lion's Mane
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2021, 05:42:13 AM »
I occasionally notice something similar if my nootropics stack is erring more towards the calming/relaxation side.

You could consider nootropics that are more stimulatory. Phenylpiracetam, bromantane, and oxiracetam have been reported to work well. Even good old caffeine. ;)
In the meantime I did start some good old green tea (feels weird to drink the real thing after all the EGCG capsules), and it definitely helps. Thanks Ian!


  • mmmm
  • New Member

    • 26

    • June 13, 2021, 11:09:04 PM
Re: Productivity decrease on Lion's Mane
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2021, 05:43:27 AM »
That happened to me also, I was mostly doing STEM before starting the protocol and then I found that I had a mental block of sorts,  this can happen with CFS but the timing makes me think it was to do with the protocol. I think it is brain inflammation which is expected for removing the viruses !  at some times I was a little delirious too.  Its a shame but I think its worth it for the chance of an effective treatment.
Yeah exactly, it's like a mental block. In the meantime it did get better, and I hope that eventually I can do Lion's Mane every day without any issues of this kind