Lion’s Mane

Lion’s Mane mushroom (scientific name: Hericium erinaceus) is an edible mushroom widely sought after for its health benefits, specifically associated with the brain, heart & digestive system, as it contains specialised compounds that research indicates may have numerous medicinal properties*:

  • Hericenones & Erinacines may:
    • Stimulate the growth of brain cells
    • Protect against Alzheimer’s Disease
    • Boost mental functioning & cognition
  • Polysaccharides in the form of β-glucans
  • Antioxidants
  • Anti-inflammatory compounds
  • Promote the production of Nerve Growth Factor (NGF)

Preclinical studies suggest that Lion’s mane may:

  • * Reduce inflammation and biological markers of Alzheimer’s (i.e., amyloid plaques.)
  • * Improve cognition, and increase the release of nerve growth factor, a protein that can increase the length of nerve cell processes.
  • Help relieve mild symptoms of anxiety & depression.
  • Regenerate brain cells & improve functioning of the hippocampus.
  • Speed recovery from nervous system injuries.
  • Protect against formation of ulcers in the digestive tract.
  • Reduce heart disease risk.
  • Manage diabetes symptoms.
  • Help fight certain types of cancer.
  • Boost immune system functioning.

* Healthline, 19/05-2018.

* * Cognitive Vitality, 12/01-2021.

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