Lion's Mane mushrooms, otherwise known as...
- Hericium Erinaceus
- hou tou gu
...are large, shaggy white mushrooms that look more like a Furby than an actual mushroom.
Looks aside, Lion's Mane mushrooms have been used for culinary as well as medicinal purposes for quite some time.
An essential component of traditional Chinese Medicine, Lion's Mane are rich in proteins, minerals, and vitamins that are essential for optimum health.
Typically found in Asian countries like China, Japan, Korea, and India as well as North American forests, Lion's Mane's popularity has been spreading like wildfire.
Let's take a look at Lion's Mane and how you can use it to improve or optimize your health and well-being.
LION'S MANE - A SUPERFOOD?
The fruiting bodies of Lion's Mane mushrooms contain polysaccharides that are vital to your health and have been shown to:
- Boost Brain Health and Improve Cognitive Functions
- Reduce Inflammation
- Support Heart Health
Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of Lion's Mane.
BENEFIT 1 - BOOSTS BRAIN HEALTH AND IMPROVES MILD COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENTS
Lion's Mane can be used to boost your brain health and improve cognitive functions.
Studies show that Lion's Mane contains compounds that support, protect, and enhance brain functions.
REGENERATES BRAIN NEURONS
Lion’s Mane mushroom’s compounds stimulate your body to produce chemicals that repair and grow your neurons.
Why is this important? These nerves are the fundamental building blocks of your nervous system.
They’re responsible for transmitting information throughout your body.
Essentially, they use chemical and electrical signals to coordinate all necessary life functions.
POTENTIALLY HELPS TO PROTECT AGAINST BRAIN AGING, ALZHEIMER'S, AND DEMENTIA
As we age, so do our nerve cells.
They become susceptible to degeneration. Our brains' ability to grow declines as aging occurs.
As we grow older, our brain cells: hericenones and erinacines, have stunted growth.
The cells begin to struggle in their communication with one another, resulting in:
- Impaired Cognitive Functions
- Memory Loss
- Possibly Alzheimer's and Dementia
Supplementing with Lion's Mane has been shown to stimulate the growth of new brain cells to help protect against aging and natural decline.
One study showed that daily consumption of Lion's Mane significantly improved cognitive functions, however, once participants stopped using Lion's Mane, their improved functions disappeared.
Supplement with Lion's Mane daily to improve cognitive functions.
LION'S MANE MUSHROOMS CAN IMPROVE RECOVERY FROM BRAIN INJURIES
Lion’s Mane mushroom extract has been shown to improve recovery to damaged cells following a stroke or brain damage.
The study concluded that consuming Lion's Mane reduced recovery times by 23-41%.
Although neurodegenerative diseases are incurable, Lion’s Mane mushroom can slow down the degeneration caused by these diseases.
The compounds in the Lion’s Mane medicinal mushroom Hericium erinaceus can stimulate your body to produce nerve rejuvenating chemicals.
These properties make Lion's Mane mushrooms important for treating neurodegenerative diseases.
In addition, the hericenone compounds in Lion’s Mane mushrooms cross the blood-brain barrier and stimulate peripheral nerve regeneration.
INCREASES FOCUS AND SHARPNESS
The compounds found in Lion’s Mane mushrooms can also enhance your sharpness.
It can improve your neuron health and functioning, which can relieve you of mild cognitive impairment and other memory-related problems.
BENEFIT 2 - LION'S MANE MUSHROOM REDUCES INFLAMMATION
Inflammation is the cause of many of the chronic health issues that people face today. Diabetes, heart disease, and anxiety are some examples of inflammation-related diseases.
FIGHTS FREE RADICALS
When your body detects inflammation, it responds by sending its immune cells after the invader. Macrophages are part of your immune system cells, and these produce free radicals as they fight the invaders.
Unfortunately, free radicals can destroy your healthy cells, triggering inflammations that can make you feel unwell.
Inflammation typically disappears on its own after your body has eliminated the invader. The same happens when your body has repaired any damaged tissues. However, oxidative stress can also cause your immunity to respond, resulting in more free radicals.
Eventually, a cycle of oxidative stress will result, causing neurodegenerative conditions. Your brain is particularly vulnerable to excess free radicals, which can cause cell death. The condition can also increase your risk of developing Parkinson’s disease.
Moreover, oxidative stress may change your essential protein’s structure, causing amyloid plaques to accumulate in the brain. The accumulation can cause Alzheimer’s disease.
Recent research suggests that a Lion’s Mane extract contains high amounts of antioxidants and powerful anti-inflammatory compounds. These compounds can significantly reduce oxidative and inflammatory stress and prevent inflammations.
It can also help you manage several diseases related to inflammation, including:
- Liver damage
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Parkinson’s disease
- Cardiovascular conditions
- Cancer cells
Lion’s Mane’s anti-inflammatory properties can also prevent tissue damage and reduce inflammation in the intestines. As such, the mushroom extract can help people with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.
LION'S MANE IS BENEFICIAL TO YOUR GUT HEALTH
A study on people with ulcerative colitis showed the mushroom’s impact on the intestinal immune system.
In the study, Lion’s Mane demonstrated significant anti-gastric ulcer activity properties. Those who took the mushroom supplements saw their condition improve within three weeks. On the other hand, the placebo group had no record of these improvements.
The mushrooms also create a healthier gut by encouraging the multiplication of good bacteria. That leads to an excellent balance of healthy bacteria, which discourages inflammation in the gut. Eventually, this leads to good digestive health.
An increase of good bacteria will also help you get rid of inflammation.
BENEFIT 3 - LION'S MANE MUSHROOM SUPPORTS HEART HEALTH
According to the CDC, heart disease is responsible for a quarter of the deaths recorded in the US.
Yet, excess oxidized cholesterol, high triglycerides, and obesity are the primary factors behind heart disease. A Lion’s Mane mushroom extract can significantly help with this health problem. How does the Lion’s Mane mushroom species help with your heart’s health?
LOWERS CALORIC INTAKE AND REDUCES OBESITY
Lion’s Mane mushrooms can help keep obesity at bay.
Mushrooms are extremely low in calories, yet rich in many essential nutrients that can keep you healthy.
|Protein||Vital for growth and development|
|Dietary fiber||Excellent for your bowel health|
|Thiamin (Vitamin B1)||Helps your body to convert carbs to energy|
|Essential amino acids||Help with tissue growth, boost immune function, and help with energy absorption.|
|Soluble sugars||Useful in cell metabolism|
Lion’s Mane has most of the nutrients your body needs to stay healthy. Including the delicious mushroom in your diet is sure to keep you full and your heart healthy. Once you feel full, your desire for unhealthy junk food will reduce—good news for your heart.
Lion’s Mane can also help you reduce triglyceride levels by improving the metabolism of fat. More animal studies demonstrated that Lion’s Mane extracts help to reduce triglyceride in animals.
The animals, which had previously been fed on high-fat diets, were able to reduce their rate of weight gain considerably.
In addition, Lion’s Mane reduces the oxidation of cholesterol molecules. Oxidized cholesterol is bad for your heart’s health because it can harden your artery walls, increasing the risk of developing heart attacks and strokes.
In addition to a healthy eating and living routine, you’ll need regular exercise to attain your desired body structure and weight faster.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS?
WHICH ATH PRODUCTS CONTAIN LION'S MANE?
Shrooms contain 400mg of Organic Lion's Mane Mushrooms from fruiting bodies.
Fruiting bodies are rigorously tested and guaranteed for active compounds to provide quality and the best Lion's Mane on the market.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF SHROOMS?
Supplementing with Shrooms improves cognitive functions, increases mental clarity and focus, improved oxygen utilization, and increases ATP production.
WHAT ARE NOOTROPIC MUSHROOMS?
Nootropic mushrooms are natural supplements that have a positive effect on brain functions. They hep boost memory, improve focus, and cut through “brain fog”.
WHEN AND HOW TO USE SHROOMS?
We recommend taking one serving of Shrooms in the morning and 10-15 minutes prior to training.
CAN I USE MULTIPLE SERVINGS OF SHROOMS PER DAY?
Yes, Shrooms are safe to consume multiple times a day.
HOW WILL SHROOMS SUPPORT MY TRAINING?
Shrooms have been shown to improve oxygen utilization, increase your body’s ATP production, delay fatigue, and improve mental focus.
ARE THERE HALLUCINOGENIC STIMULANTS IN SHROOMS?
No. The mushrooms we use, Cordyceps, Chaga, Lion’s Mane, and Maitake, do not contain psychoactive properties.