Frequently Asked Questions :)

TAKING COGNITIVE FUNCTION PRODUCTS

Tinctures are a concentrated extraction of different plants/ herbs/ mushrooms. They have been used for centuries and are a great way to accurately dose yourself. Most of the time they have a base of alcohol. Alcohol is used as a solvent to pull the compound out of the material and suspend them so they can be utilized. There are many different ways to take tinctures. Many people take them sublingually (under the tongue), on top of the tongue or in juice or coffee. I like to make each day a present to myself so personally I love to take a tincture in sparkling water in a cute glass with some fresh fruits. The ALCHEMIZE is very near and dear to my heart, a good friend of mine told me that each morning she drinks the ALCHEMIZE in a glass of warm water first thing in the morning. This is a practice I have also found great success with.

The base of the Brain Lube and the Adrenal Boost is cold-pressed refined coconut oil. It is tasteless and works well in high temperatures. Coconut oil is a healthy fat that when combined with our mushroom extracts offers a great delivery service. Cook with it, add it into your beverages, use it in your smoothies or Cassandra’s favorite, toast your oats in it for a creamy breakfast treat.

Yes it is. Our honey is organic and sourced in the PNW. We combine it with our Reishi mushroom extract!

The base of the Brain Lube and the Adrenal Boost is cold-pressed refined coconut oil. It is tasteless and works well in high temperatures. Coconut oil is a healthy fat that when combined with our mushroom extracts offers a great delivery service. Cook with it, add it into your beverages, use it in your smoothies or Cassandra’s favorite, toast your oats in it for a creamy breakfast treat.

Yes it is. Our honey is organic and sourced in the PNW. We combine it with our reishi mushroom extract?

Each tincture has a different flavor (see the notes on each product). But for the most part they have earthy notes. Each tincture contains 35% alcohol and a bit of glycerin so they do tend to have a sweet after flavor. 

Due to the nature of extracting mushrooms, we need ethanol to be able to have such compound rich products. If you are looking for alcohol free products, check out our food as medicine line :)

Absolutely! Cassandra’s typical day starts out with a morning ALCHEMIZE, breakfast, DEFENSE and STIMULATE, mid afternoon FOCUS and evening FLOW. With the addition of using the food as medicine line as I cook all of my meals!

Due to the nature of extracting mushrooms, we need ethanol to be able to have such compound rich products. If you are looking for alcohol free products, check out our food as medicine line :)

Absolutely! Cassandra’s typical day starts out with a morning ALCHEMIZE, breakfast, DEFENSE and STIMULATE, mid afternoon FOCUS and evening FLOW. With the addition of using the food as medicine line as I cook all of my meals!

Mushrooms? Extracts? Sourcing?

This is my favorite question because it means we as a community are becoming more educated to inquire. Cognitive Function has been and will continue to support U.S. Small Mushroom Farmers. The backbone of our company is producing the best products we can. Great products start with superior ingredients. CF aims to forever support the work and voices of U.S. cultivators. Please visit HiveMind Collective if you are interested in bulk mushrooms. If you are a farmer and would like to be one of our growers please reach out to cp@cognitivefunction.net

Mycelium in short is the expression of the organism when it has yet to produce its reproductive system (the fruiting body). Many would compare the mycelium to the mushroom’s root system. It typically thrives underground and can transport messages and nutrients to different organisms. It is a symbiotic relationship that benefits the entire environment :)

Fruiting bodies are the reproductive system of the mushroom. It is the formation of what you typically think of when you think of a mushroom. The fruiting body forms and in most cases, carries spores that will eventually drop and restart the life cycle of the mushroom.

Cognitive Function was built on transparency and compound rich products. When Cassandra started diving into the rabbit hole of the mushroom industry, she found that most products on the market were using inferior extraction methods. She became obsessed with understanding how to work with each mushroom to understand how it liked to be extracted. Today CF uses an Ultrasonic extraction technique that enables the mushrooms to have less heat degradation and more compound expression. We have started working on a company to be able to provide those extracts to the masses. This company is called HiveMind, please visit our website to learn more.

A dual extraction is what many companies use when they make their tinctures. It is the method of utilizing alcohol and water over a period of time to extract constituents out of the material to create a concentrated solution. We utilize these solvents in our extracts but take it many steps further, see “What is your extraction process” to learn more.

The age old question. One that will forever put mushroom heads at battle haha. My belief is that we have a need for both, just like with plants we use the root system, the leaves, the flower, the seeds. Mushrooms are similar. We use a mixture of both in our products making many of them “full spectrum”.

GENERAL QUESTIONS

No. We focus on non-psychoactive mushrooms. We can't wait for the day that we can release products containing the active ingredient in psychedelic mushrooms but we aren’t there yet. These medicines are still illegal in many states.

Nope! All CF products are shelf stable. I keep a bunch in the car in case I am on the go and need extra pick-me up!

We are not certified gluten free, but we do not use any gluten in our products.

Please consult with your health care professional first.

Cognitive Function uses certified organic ingredients but has not yet gone through the certification process yet.

We aim to use the best ingredients so they are safe for the whole family. Please check with your child's health care professional first.