- May protect against dementia
- May relieve symptoms of depression and anxiety
- Supports the immune system
- Reduces inflammation and oxidative stress
- May prevent risks of cancer
WHY IT’S TIME WE PAY ATTENTION TO LION’S MANE
Lion’s manes (Hericium Erinaceus) are big, white mushrooms that resemble a lion’s mane. It is the most commonly available mushroom, though there are three different species.
They are widely used in Asian countries such as Korea, Japan, India, and China. Several applications in the food, pharmaceutical, and cosmetic industries are driving demand for these mushrooms.
IMPROVES MEMORY LOSS
Lion’s mane mushroom and its extracts have reduced symptoms of memory loss in mice, preventing neuronal damage caused by amyloid-beta plaques, which build up during Alzheimer’s. Supplementation in humans has also shown similar results, with improvement of mental performance.
HELPS WITH ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION
Anti-inflammatory properties of the mushroom significantly improve anxiety responses, and its cell regeneration ability in the brain’s hippocampus is a promising possibility since that is where memories and emotional responses occur.
Lion's mane boosts immunity by activating the intestinal immune system, protecting the body from pathogens entering the gut through mouth or nose.
In the only test that has been conducted, lion’s mane extract mixed with human cancer cells in a test tube kills cancer cells faster. The result was the same with other cell types as well, liver, colon, stomach, and blood cancer cells.