Whether you’re looking for ways to supercharge your workday, improve your focus on those days when you can’t remember where you put your car keys (only to find them in your hand), ward off brain fog, promote alertness and a positive mood, or spark creativity and mental clarity, here are some of the top benefits of lion's mane and ways you can incorporate this powerful functional mushroom into your daily routine.
Improved Brain Function Lion’s Mane improved cognitive function in 50- to 80-year-old Japanese men and women diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment. In mice with neurodegenerative diseases, Lion’s Mane improved both memory and cognitive function .
May Help Prevent Alzheimer’s Lion’s Mane had anti-dementia activity in a mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease . Lion’s Mane prevented the loss of spatial short-term memory by decreasing amyloid beta plaque in the brain. Amyloid beta plaque contributes to brain degradation in patients with Alzheimer’s.
May Combat Depression and Anxiety In a four-week study, symptoms such as loss of concentration, irritability, palpitations, and anxiety were significantly decreased when patients were treated with Lion’s Mane. The alleviation of symptoms also improved sleep quality
Boosts the Immune System Compounds naturally found in Lion’s Mane improve immune function by enhancing cell-mediated and humoral immunity. Lion’s Mane increased T cells and macrophage levels in mice .
Has Anti-Cancer Properties Studies dating as far back as 1992 report that Lion’s Mane shows high antitumor activity. Lion’s Mane promotes the Th1 response, which is important for fighting tumors . In mice, Lion’s Mane induced the death of leukemia, liver, colon, gastric, and breast cancer cells.
Decreases Inflammation Lion’s Mane exerts an anti-inflammatory effect by reducing prostaglandins, reactive oxygen species, and pro-inflammatory factors such as NF-κB . In mice with gut inflammation, Lion’s Mane improved symptoms and decreased intestinal bleeding. In rats with brain injury, Lion’s Mane decreased the levels of inflammatory cytokines.
May Improve Metabolism Lion’s Mane decreased weight gain, body fat, and triglyceride levels when mice were given a high fat diet .
Improved Muscle Insulin Sensitivity Lion’s Mane reduced blood glucose levels in both normal and diabetic mice by nearly 50%. Lion’s Mane also increased glucose tolerance in diabetic mice.
May Protect the liver Lion’s Mane decreased liver damage caused by acute alcohol exposure in mice, decreasing blood ALT, AST and MDA levels .
May Help with Fatigue That is why we include these wonderful mushrooms in all of our blends