Taking our Lion's Mane regularly may contribute to the following:
anti-inflammation and anti-oxidation
boosted immune system
overall nervous system support
reduced heart disease risk
protection against dementia
diabetes symptoms management
improved gut health
greater resilience to stress
increased ability to focus
Brainy-looking Lion's Mane mushrooms have been used by traditional Asian doctors for thousands of years to treat digestive issues, diabetes, depression, attention deficit disorder, brain fog, and anxiety. The compounds in this mushroom have been demonstrated to contribute to the synthesis of Nerve Growth Factor and help with the repair and construction of nerve cells. This mushroom is also well-documented for its anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory capacities. Additionally, Lion's Mane is a choice edible mushroom and is considered a gourmet food across the globe.
All of our Lion's Mane mushrooms are grown at our Myco Medicines farm in Lenoir City, Tennessee in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. We cultivate our Lion's Mane mushrooms outdoors on maple and oak stump totems as well as indoors on all-naturally supplemented sawdust substrates.
Lion's Mane is widely considered a nootropic. This is fancy way of saying it supports and promotes healthy cognitive function. This is important for all developmental stages of life, but especially relevant to the aging population.
Just imagine being able to stay focused throughout an entire sermon, class lecture, or board meeting, without pharmaceuticals.
Each individual type of medicinal mushroom contains a unique blend of phytonutrients, antioxidants, polysaccharides, compounds and other enzymes that have different effects across the entire body. Amazingly, one of the real healing powers of medicinal mushrooms comes from a specific polysaccharide called beta-glucan.(1)
Scientists in the pharmaceutical industry are now being extremely attentive to beta-glucan's in research because they have an unusual effect on our immune systems:
Instead of stimulating or suppressing immune function, beta-glucans effectively balance it.
In Lion's Mane , some Hericium constituents act as immunomodulators which are effective for supporting many conditions where immunity is compromised or suppressed in some way. These unique balancing activities have been indicated in instances of an under-active immune systems (when fighting a cold), overactive immune function (autoimmune diseases), and carcinogenesis (in the growth of tumors). (3)
The Hericenone and erinacine constituents specific to Lion’s Mane have been shown to contribute to the synthesis of Nerve Growth Factor, which assists in the repair of damaged nerve cells, and overall brain health. (4) Cognitive support is vital to long term health and our Lion's Mane is an effective solution.
Most academic research papers on Lion's Mane mushrooms are a pretty dull read, but the research conclusions themselves can be very exciting. For example, there is promising research being done using Lion's Mane to treat and manage Parkinson's disease and dementia specifically. There is plenty of great research to explore, but adding Lion's Mane mushrooms into your life in some capacity seems like a good idea, to say the least.
- Xu, H1m., 1994. "Immunomodulatory function of polysaccharide of Hericium erinaceus" Chung Kuo Chung Hsi I Chieh Ho Tsa Chih 14(7), 427-428.
- Masé, G. (2012). Medicinal mushrooms: A brief history and overview of principal species. Retrieved on 08/27/2016 from http://www.vtherbcenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Medicinal-Mushrooms.pdf
- Bing-Ja Ma et al., (2010) Hericenones and erinacines: Stimulators of nerve growth factor (NGF) biosynthesis in Hericium erinaceus
Additional Supplemental Research:
- Asadussaman Khan et al (2013) https://www.degruyter.com/view/j/jcim.2013.10.issue-1/jcim-2013- 0001/jcim-2013-0001.xml
- Hirokazu Kawagishi et al., (1991) https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/0040403991800399
People who use Lion's Mane as a supplement don’t usually feel the full effects right away. Since Lion’s Mane is a natural product, it takes time for the effects to come on and the nerve cells in the brain to be benefited.
Some websites suggests a minimum of 45 day of continuous use to feel the desired effects, but many people also report that the effects wore off after they stopped taking Lion's Mane.
For a healthy adult, we recommend starting with 1-2 grams per day.
This can be increased or decreased depending on your comfort level and desired effects. To our knowledge, there is no know toxicity level, and our products won't kill you, even if you drink the entire bottle.
What do we do?
We take it multiple times a day, everyday, and we don't plan to change that. Reach out to us with more questions!
100% Lion's Mane — 100% Grown in East Tennessee, the foothills of the Smoky Mountains