Lion's Mane Mushroom

Hericium sp.

Lion's Mane Mushroom

This amazing mushroom is the only food known to be neuro-regenerative. That's right, this mushroom will heal your brain. If that wasn't enough, Lion's Mane has also been shown to help with gut and heart health as well! This mushroom is also incredibly delicious. No matter how you slice it or dice it, Lion's mane is the king of the fungal jungle! 

Fruiting Season: Fall-Spring


Here are a few links to different studies on lion's mane, but if you'd like to see countless more studies, you can do so here on Google Scholar 

Hericium erinaceus, an amazing medicinal mushroom - "found to stimulate nerve growth factor (NGF) synthesis"

Therapeutic Potential of Hericium erinaceus for Depressive Disorder - "has been shown to have various health benefits, including antioxidative, antidiabetic, anticancer, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antihyperglycemic, and hypolipidemic effects. It has been used to treat cognitive impairment, Parkinson’s disease, and Alzheimer’s disease."

Improving effects of the mushroom Yamabushitake (Hericium erinaceus) on mild cognitive impairment: a double-blind placebo-controlled clinical trial 

- "The subjects of the Yamabushitake group took four 250 mg tablets containing 96% of Yamabushitake dry powder three times a day for 16 weeks. After termination of the intake, the subjects were observed for the next 4 weeks. At weeks 8, 12 and 16 of the trial, the Yamabushitake group showed significantly increased scores on the cognitive function scale compared with the placebo group. The Yamabushitake group's scores increased with the duration of intake, but at week 4 after the termination of the 16 weeks intake, the scores decreased significantly. Laboratory tests showed no adverse effect of Yamabushitake. The results obtained in this study suggest that Yamabushitake is effective in improving mild cognitive impairment."

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