The Benefits Of Lions Mane Mushroom
Lion's Mane mushroom is a medicinal mushroom that has been used for centuries in traditional Chinese medicine. It is known for its unique physical appearance - long, flowing strands of white spores that resemble the mane of a lion. However, what sets this mushroom apart isn't just its striking look - it boasts an array of potential health benefits as well.
One notable benefit of Lion's Mane mushroom is its ability to boost immunity. Studies have shown that certain compounds found in the mushroom can stimulate the production of immune cells and enhance their activity, ultimately helping to fight off infections and diseases more effectively. Additionally, Lion's Mane may also be beneficial for neuronal health - research suggests that it can promote nerve growth and support healthy brain function. This makes it a promising option for those looking to improve cognitive performance or prevent age-related neurological decline. Due to the brain-repair effect of lions mane it is used as a promising preventative treatment for things like Alzheimers Disease and dementia(1). Furthermore, it has also shown that after four weeks of treatment, there has been an effective reduction of depression and anxiety(2).
Research has also shown that lion's mane can help with oxidative stress, inflammation, both of which majorly affect our overall well-being and performance. There are a number of preliminary studies which are in vitro and in animals which show that lion's mane has anti-cancer and anti-leukemia properties.
A study performed in mice showed that there are also performance benefits seen due to the polysaccharides in lions mane. It does this by decreasing fatigue by way of reducing blood lactic acid, serum urea nitrogen and malondialdehyde and also increasing glycogen and antioxidant activity(4).
The benefits of lion's mane are seen with a dosage of around 1000mg of dried mushroom powder or equivalent mushroom extract around 3 times per day.
While most of the studies on medicinal mushrooms is emerging, in vitro and animal studies have shown that there are many health benefits associated with the intake of lions mane. Personally I definitely can attest to the cognitive benefits of lions mane. I take it by adding either a tsp of dried powder or 2ml of life cykel extract to my morning coffee and smoothies. My favourite products are listed here below and they are hyperlinked for purchase.
AM mothermade mushroom powder
Life cykel extracts - You can head over to therastore and use my discount code wellnesswithjl10 for $10 off all orders over $50 or wellnesswithjl for 10% off full all priced products.
Healthpost also stock the same extract as well as many other mushroom supplements if you would like to take a look there and grab yourself one.
If you would like a coffee sachet that you could take with you when you are out and about travelling then these four sigmatic coffee sachets are the best. You can purchase them from both therastore and healthpost!
Let me know in the comments how you take your mushies???
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