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Description

Lions Mane Mushrooms are edible mushrooms that are known to have some beneficial properties for different systems of the human body.

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Possible Benefits

  • They have the potential to improve cognitive ability
  • May improve memory
  • May improve focus 
  • May improve digestion
  • May improve cardiovascular health
  • May strengthen the nervous system
  • May improve mood
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Required Equipment

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How to Do It

You can find different products such as dietary supplements or capsules containing this edible mushroom. Take them according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

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Why it works

  • This mushroom is particularly rich in bioactive substances, which seem to be the main reason for its beneficial properties. Among them are the beta-glucan polysaccharides. 
  • It helps protect the intestinal microbiota
  • Acts as protection for neurons and stimulates memory
  • Helps regenerate the intestinal mucosa when it has been damaged
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Time Commitment

1-2 minutes

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Suggested Frequency

2-3 times a week

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Time of Day

After the first meal of the day

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Possible Side Effects

None known.

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Notes

  • Some scientists found [5] that consuming these mushrooms can reduce the risk of neurodegenerative diseases.
  • Follow the specific consumption instructions of the product you purchase.
  • Do not exceed the consumption of this or any other supplement. 
  • If you experience any discomfort, seek professional help. 
  • It can be prepared in different recipes.
  • Widely used in traditional Chinese medicine
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Supporting Studies and Articles

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  1. Anti-Gastric Ulcer Activity of Polysaccharide Fraction Isolated from Mycelium Culture of Lion's Mane Medicinal Mushroom, Hericium erinaceus (Higher Basidiomycetes). https://www.researchgate.net/publication/291689403_Anti-Gastric_Ulcer_Activity_of_Polysaccharide_Fraction_Isolated_from_Mycelium_Culture_of_Lion's_Mane_Medicinal_Mushroom_Hericium_erinaceus_Higher_Basidiomycetes
  2. Yamabushitake mushroom (Hericium erinaceus) improved lipid metabolism in mice fed a high-fat diet. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20622452
  3. Erinacine A-Enriched Hericium erinaceus Mycelium Produces Antidepressant-Like Effects through Modulating BDNF/PI3K/Akt/GSK-3β Signaling in Mice. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29364170
  4. Chemistry, Nutrition, and Health-Promoting Properties of Hericium erinaceus (Lion's Mane) Mushroom Fruiting Bodies and Mycelia and Their Bioactive Compounds. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26244378
  5. Neuronal Health – Can Culinary and Medicinal Mushrooms Help? https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3924982/
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