Lion's Mane has been shown to have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and immune-boosting abilities.
WHAT IS Lion's Mane?
Hericium erinaceus (Lion’s Mane) is a mushroom that grows on trunks of hardwood trees. Lion’s mane mushrooms are large, white, shaggy mushrooms that resemble a lion’s mane as they grow.. As food, the fruiting body of Hericium erinaceus is consumed in Chinese and Japanese dishes.
HOW DOES IT WORK? Lion’s Mane may improve the development and function of nerves. It might also protect nerves from becoming damaged. This might help prevent conditions such as anxiety, memory loss, Alzheimer disease, or Parkinson disease. It also seems to help protect the mucous membrane layer of the stomach. This might help improve symptoms related to long-term swelling of the stomach lining (gastritis) or stomach ulcers.
Research shows that lion’s mane mushrooms contain powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant compounds. In fact, one study published in Evidenced based complementary and alternative medicine medical journal which examined the antioxidant abilities of 14 different mushroom species found that lion’s mane had the fourth highest antioxidant activity and recommended it be considered a good dietary source of antioxidants.