9 Benefits of Lion's Mane

Posted by Katey Brigham on

Lions Mane mushroom is as mighty as it sounds. This mushroom has been used traditionally to boost immunity and the brain’s function for decades now, but it has many more uses than that. But yes, what it does for the brain is the biggie- why people all over the world take lions mane daily and why we have it as a star of the show in our Focus Blend.

Let’s get into the specific benefits of Lion’s Mane!

Benefits of Lion’s Mane Mushroom

1. Can help relieve mild mood disorders

Feeling blue, experiencing feelings of anxiousness?… Lion’s Mane may help. Mice who ate Lion’s Mane were shown to reduce their symptoms as well as premenopausal women who ate lion’s mane daily. The women reported back feelings of less irritation and anxiety.

2. Aids in the recovery of nervous system injuries

This is a big one! Lion’s Mane has been shown to help stop certain signaling of nerve pain and has also been shown to help regenerate nerves by stimulating NGF.

3. May protect against ulcers

Many people don’t know that Lion’s Mane is beneficial for the gut. It has been shown to help prevent the growth of H.Pylori and also help protect the stomach lining from damage.

4. Possibly could protect against dementia

This is a big reason why so many senior citizens take and love Lion’s Mane. Hericenones and Erinacines- these are two powerful compounds found in Lion’s Mane that have been shown to help in stimulating growth in new brain cells.

In animal studies, it’s been shown to help with memory loss and learning.

Most human studies have shown that for the effects, consistent supplementation of lion’s mane is needed.

5. Helps protect the heart

Lion’s Mane has been shown to be great for the heart. In rats, Lion’s Mane has shown to reduce triglyceride levels and also improve fat metabolism. In test tube studies, Lion’s Mane has been shown to prevent oxidation of cholesterol when in the bloodstream. It has also been shown to reduce the risk of blood clotting.

6. Can help lower blood sugar

This is wonderful news for those with diabetes and other blood sugar regulation disorders. There are studies that show that Lion’s Mane can help block the activity of alpha-glucosidase- an enzyme that helps break down carbohydrates within the small intestine. This helps lower blood sugar levels.

Several animal studies have also shown that Lion’s Mane can help lower blood sugar levels.

7. Loaded with profound antioxidants

The antioxidants in Lion’s Mane are certainly noteworthy. So much so, they’ve been shown to help protect against specific diseases. The antioxidants in Lion’s Mane are amazing for helping to reduce inflammation.

8. Helps reduce oxidative stress in the body

What is amazing is what Lion’s Mane has been shown to do for inflammation- as we have already seen how preventive it can be (supporting) certain diseases.

Lion’s Mane has been shown to reduce markers of inflammation in rodents and have been shown to decrease inflammation formed within fat tissues in the body.

9. Beneficial for immunity

Mushrooms all around are typically great for immunity, and Lion’s Mane is a great example!

For instance, animal research has shown us that Lion’s Mane can increase the activity of the immune system that resides within the intestines. This can protect against certain pathogens that enter the gut by way of orifices like the nose or mouth.

In rats that were injected with salmonella, Lion’s Mane was shown to quadruple the life span vs. those who were not administered Lion’s Mane.

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