Put on Your Thinking Cap — Learn About Lion's Mane Health Benefits*
SOME HEALTH BENEFITS OF LION’S MANE*
The mighty Lion’s Mane mushroom has a lot to offer, both on the dinner table and as a functional mushroom for health.* This big shaggy mushroom is not only memorable in appearance — it also supports a healthy memory!* There are many health benefits of Lion’s Mane.*
Lion’s Mane is a beautiful, whitish, furry-looking mushroom found throughout the Northern Hemisphere. It is known by many names, such as pom pom mushroom, hedgehog mushroom, and bear’s head mushroom.
This mushroom has iconic teeth (some say they look like cascading icicles instead) that house the spores to help this mushroom reproduce. Its Latin genus is Hericium — and the species Hericium erinaceus is best-known.
LION’S MANE HEALTH BENEFITS: HEALTHY COGNITION*
As a celebrated nootropic, this mushroom is well-known for supporting a healthy and normal neural and cognitive function.
Lion’s Mane mushroom contains several compounds – like hericenones and erinacines – that have been found to promote nerve growth factor (NGF) synthesis in nerve cells.*
NGF is responsible for the regulation of growth, maintenance, proliferation, and survival of neural cells and promotes long-term health in our body.*
Extensive research on Lion’s Mane demonstrates that the mushroom supports neurogenesis, which is the process by which neurons are produced by neural stem cells.* In one study where adult mice were administered Lion’s Mane mushroom daily, researchers found it promoted neurogenesis in the hippocampus* – the part of the brain that supports information synthesis, long-term memory, and spatial recognition. (1)
LION’S MANE CAN HELP MAINTAIN BRAIN WELL-BEING*
Looking for a mushroom to support your noggin? Lion’s Mane can also support healthy cognition, memory, recall — and the nervous system overall.* This functional mushroom offers nutritional support to the brain itself, and it can cross the blood-brain barrier.*
Lion’s Mane Can Promote Healthy Sleep
In addition to its support for your brain, Lion’s Mane can also promote healthy sleep.*
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*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.