-Enhance Brain Function -Improve Focus -Relieve Stress
-Support Nerve Health
The Lions Mane mushroom, sometimes referred to as the Monkey head or Yamabushitake mushroom, has been eaten in Asia for both culinary and medicinal purposes for thousands of years.
Powdered Lions Mane mushroom was said to have been used as a tea by Buddhist monks to enhance their brain power and heighten their focus during meditation, enabling them to better cultivate the mystical “Qi” life-force.
In Japanese and Chinese culture its cognitive benefits were legendary and were said to give the user ‘nerves of steel’, and the ‘memory of a lion’.
In recent times it has been celebrated for it’s powerful nootropic and neuro-protective properties, that are seen in only a very few other naturally sourced compounds.
Lions Mane differs from other nootropics in that two of it’s active ingredients, hericenomes and erinacines act as and stimulate NGF (nerve growth factor), a neurotrophic protein vital to the maintenance and growth of certain neurons in our brain and myelin, an insulation around nerve fibers. NGF is critical to the health of the central nervous system and problems may arise when it’s production slows down.
There is also evidence that indicates consuming Lions Mane mushroom has many therapeutic benefits to the central and peripheral nervous systems.
One study also showed Lion’s Mane was effective for significantly improving cognitive function in those with mild cognitive impairment when taken for at least 4 weeks. Another study also suggested that it can help preserve photographic and short-term memory. So, whether you need to study for an exam or have more focus at work, the neurotrophic benefits of lion’s mane mushroom may be able to help.
Benefits of Lions Mane mushroom supplementation include-
Anxiety and depression- Studies have shown that Lions Mane mushroom, significantly ameliorates depressive disorder through monoaminergic modulation, neurogenic/neurotrophic, and anti-inflammatory pathways, indicating it's potential role as a complementary and alternative medicine for the treatment of depression. Source
Peripheral neuropathy and stroke recovery. In 1 study, Lions Mane mushroom extract given immediately after a stroke helped decrease inflammation and reduce the size of stroke-related brain injury by 44% . Source
Improve memory and short term memory recall- Lions Mane may help to increase focus and concentration, alleviate 'Brain Fog' and help with memory recall. Source
Inflammation and Oxidative stress. Lions mane Mushrooms have strong anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and immune-boosting abilities.SourceSource
Positive effect on digestion and gastric mucosa- Research has shown that Lions Mane mushrooms may protect and enhance digestive tract function and protect against ulcers. Source
Weight and metabolic management- Lion’s mane mushrooms may help reduce some of the health risks associated with obesity and help support cardiovascular health. Source