Lion's Mane Mushroom (Hericium Erinaceus)
Lion's Mane is native to North America, Europe and Asia, growing mainly on dead or dying oak, walnut, beech, sycamore, maple and other broad-leaf trees. In the wild it is easily recognisable due to its unique characteristics, resembling a beautiful waterfall.
Historically, lions mane was reserved only for royalty and while it has been cherished in traditional Chinese and Japanese medicine for hundreds of years, it has only really been discovered and studied by modern scientists in the last couple of decades.
The species’ low molecular weight means that its medicinal constitutes are able to pass through the blood-brain barrier and recent scientific findings have shown that lions mane has the ability to stimulate the growth of neurons in the brain which can help prevent / protect the spread of neurological disorders such as Alzheimers, Parkinsons and MS.
Lion’s Mane is also known to possess immune-enhancing properties and have a positive effect on depression and anxiety. In a trial published in the Biomedical Research Journal in 2010, participants displayed a reduction in depression and anxiety symptoms following 4 weeks of Lion’s Mane mushroom intake.
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