Lion’s Mane Properties: A Fungal Nootropic* – Mushroom Revival

Lion’s Mane Properties: A Fungal Nootropic*

Lion’s Mane Properties Are One of A Kind

Lion’s mane, or hericium erinaceus, is a highly researched functional mushroom. It is most reputable for its potential support for cognitive function.* Distinctive both in its physical properties and functional properties, lion’s mane is unique in the way it performs in our bodies. This trending nootropic is getting the attention it deserves, and is quickly competing for the best selling tincture at Mushroom Revival. Read on to discover why people are raving about Lion’s Mane and the support it offers.*

Lion’s Mane Properties: May Support Your Mental Performance

Lion’s Mane isn’t just supportive to your mental performance, but it also has the ability to promote a sense of healthy cognitive function.* This is where its nootropic qualities come in. Compounds in the mushroom known as hericenones and erinacines (named after the mushroom’s taxonomy) may support nerve growth factor (NGF), which is important for the maintenance, growth, proliferation, and survival of neurons.* Compounds may support the myelin sheath and, therefore, may also support healthy circulation of electrical communication among channels in the brain.*

Myelin is extremely important. It is an insulating layer that forms around all nerves, including those in the brain and spinal cord. Proper insulation allows for the quick and efficient transmission of electrical impulses within nerve cells.*

In vitro studies are being conducted, and show promising results for neural support.* And Lion’s Mane properties don’t stop there. The mushroom has also been shown to be supportive to GI tract health, supporting stomach health and immune function.*

Paul Stamets on Lion's Mane Properties

Renowned mycologist Paul Stamets points out two particular mouse studies that have implications for lion’s mane properties. In one study, mice were put in a maze with food hidden in one of the corridors. They quickly learned their way through the maze and were able to use their memory to return to the site. They were then injected with a plaque-forming toxin, which caused confused behavior, and their performance dwindled. Lion’s mane was then introduced to their diet. After a few weeks of daily consumption of lion’s mane, the mice’s behavior seemed to have normalized, suggesting lion's mane may support neurological function.*

The second study is a bit more interesting. One hundred mice were put in an arena, and a toy was placed in the middle of the cage. The mice showed a general curiosity and interest in the object. Toys were switched out and with each new toy, the same level of curiosity was observed. A neurotoxin was then released to the mice, and they quickly became uninterested in, and unfazed with new toys. After a few weeks of being given lion’s mane, curiosity was shown to increase, suggesting lion's mane is supportive to brain health.*

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