Resource Room

Want to fall down the rabbit hole of wellness science that led us to create JoyShot? Welcome to the Resource Room, where we've collected articles and studies from our favorite sources. We hope you'll be just as fascinated as we are.

Your Guide To Adaptogens

Published by: Forbes

"Adaptogens (edible plant extracts) are far from an American health fad. They have been used to treat a variety of ailments over several millennia, particularly in parts of Asia and India."

Cordyceps Mushroom Benefits

Published by: U.S. News

"Research suggests that Cordyceps have nutraceutical properties – a combination of 'nutrition' and 'pharmaceutical.' The term is used to describe a food source or product derived from food that is purported to provide medical or health benefits."

Effects of Adaptogens

Published by: NCBI

"In addition, a number of clinical trials demonstrate that adaptogens exert an anti-fatigue effect that increases mental work capacity against a background of stress and fatigue, particularly in tolerance to mental exhaustion and enhanced attention."

Effects of L-Theanine–Caffeine Combination

Published by: Scientific Reports

"L-Theanine–caffeine combination may be a potential therapeutic option for ADHD-associated impairments in sustained attention, inhibitory control and overall cognitive performance."

The Link Between Our Food, Gut Microbiome and Depression

Published by: Washington Post

"This progress means that diet may not be the only way to improve our gut colonies. The use of probiotics to prevent and treat depression could become more of an exact science, leading eventually to effective alternatives to antidepressants, which, Gilbert points out, still carry a stigma in many communities."

Are Mushrooms the Future of Wellness?

Published by: The New York Times

"Cordyceps, on the other hand, whose stems often resemble Cheetos in both shape and color, may contribute to physical acuity. 'In the 1993 Olympics, three Chinese runners were screened for steroids, but all the panel found were cordyceps.'"