Lions Mane Mushroom Extract
This is a 8:1 Lion’s Mane Mushroom Extract With Over 30% Polysaccharides.
Latin Name:Hericium erinaceus
Also known as hou tou gu or yamabushitake
Lion’s Mane is a widely studied basidiomycota (or “higher”) mushroom known for its association with the neurological system. However, this ancient Chinese herb has built its reputation over centuries as both a medicinal and versatile edible mushroom. In its natural state, lion’s mane grows on oak or beech wood, and its distinctive shaggy white appearance is completely unique with no known look-a-likes. While all forms of lion’s mane are consumable and renowned for culinary prowess, more and more studies are revealing this mushroom’s medicinal promise.
Benefits may include:
- Reduction in brain fog
- Increased focus and concentration
- General improvement in overall brain functions
- Aid to digestive organs like the stomach, liver, intestine and colon
- Anxiety, depressive, and stress disorder management
- Overall mood and creativity booster
- Antioxidant, Anti-inflammatory and Anti-microbial
- Regulation of blood sugar
Connection to the brain:
Many people report increased focus and concentration while consuming lion’s mane, which has resulted in a slew of studies surrounding lion’s mane’s potential role in the treatment of neurological disorders. However, it is widely used by healthy individuals to optimize the absorption and retention of information, improve memory, and clear brain fog. Studies have contributed this to lion’s mane’s ability to stimulate the Nerve Growth Factor (NGF) and Brain Derived Growth Factor (BDGF). Once stimulated, these two proteins help to protect the brain cells you already have while simultaneously generating new ones. This strengthens the sheath around your nerve cells that protects your brain from stress and aging.
In addition, lion’s mane is a powerful anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant. Inflammation can obstruct oxygen flow to the brain, and once you reduce inflammation, there is a resultant increase in oxygen and blood flow to the brain. When paired with the antioxidant properties of this mushroom, your system essentially flushes and allows for greater flow in all areas of brain function and mood management.
It is no coincidence that the medicinal focal points of lion’s mane are the gut, brain, and immune system. Many studies in the last 5-10 years have uncovered the undeniable connection between a healthy gut and a strong immune system. Furthermore, balancing gut bacteria in the GI tract is now being considered a viable treatment place for greater disease of the body. Being anti-microbial, lion’s mane can indirectly heal the immune system through the gut microbiome, and by reducing inflammation, nurtures the flow and overall health of the gut-brain-immune system meridian. Paired with its dense chemical makeup of polysaccharides, polyphenols, beta-glucans, terpenoids, and proteins, it is among the elite echelon of immune-modulators. Lion’s Mane has also been shown to improve blood sugar and cholesterol management, lower stress, and help maintain balanced energy throughout the day.
As always, please consult with a health professional before consuming lion’s mane or attempting to treat medical conditions
Container Size: 4 oz. | 114 grams
Suggested Serving Size: ½ teaspoon which is about 2 grams 1-2 x a day, or as directed by a health professional
Serving Per Container: 57 servings
Directions: Add ½ teaspoon (or as directed by your health professional) to beverage or food of choice.
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