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Lion's Mane Mushroom Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
Lion's Mane
Glycemic Index / Load
Lion's Mane Mushroom
Botanical Name
Hericium Erinaceus

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Lion's Mane Mushroom Cures


Action of Lion's Mane Mushroom

Nutrients in Lion's Mane Mushroom

Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Lion's Mane Mushroom

No major side effects. Consult your Doctor or Physician before consumption.
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Lion's Mane is a mushroom.
These are globular shaped mushrooms having teeth like spines.
It grows in old or dead broadleaf trees.
It is the best natural supplement for Brain, Nerves and Immune System.
Best used for Immune System, Nervous System, Mild Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer's Disease.
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Lion's Mane General

Lion's Mane is a medicinal mushroom. It is a Bioactive, that means, it can be consumed as food or as capsules in supplemental form. It is well absorbed by the Body. It is widely used in Chinese and Japanese medicine. It is commonly known as Yamabushitake or Lion's Mushroom. In Asia, it is said to give you "Nerves of Steel" and "Memory of a Lion". It is Nootropic in nature. It is aimed at Kidneys, Heart, Stomach and Spleen.
The medicinal properties of Lion's Mane Mushroom are based on its three properties :
It decreases Inflammation.
It acts as an Antioxidant.
It stimulates the Immune System.
It has Anti aging and Anti Fatigue properties.
Benefits of Yamabushitake or Lion's Mane :
It suppresses and stimulates inflammation depending on the condition.
It acts as a Cognitive Enhancer and Immunomodulator. It keeps the body active and improves Cognitive functions. Continuous intake of Lion's Mane boosts the Cognitive functions of the Brain. It contains bioactive compounds Hericenones and Erinacines which activate Nerve Growth Factor production ( NGF ). It is necessary for the growth, maintenance, and survival of neurons in our Brain and Nervous System. It has the ability to protect, heal, and regenerate nerve cells.
It has Anti Dementia property and treats Alzheimer's disease. Lion's mane increases the level of Acetylcholine ( Ach ) and Chloline Acetylcholine ( ChAT ) concentrations in the Blood and Hypothalamus. These are necessary for active functioning of the Brain. Lack of these enzymes causes Cognitive Impairment.
Lion's Mane slows down the progression of Parkinson's disease. It reduces dopaminergic cell loss in the Brain. It treats Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ( ADHD ).
It prevents short-term and visual recognition memory.
It improves concentration. It thus reduces the Anxiety level and Depression and relaxes the mind.
It is a Th 1 stimulant. Th 1 cells are Type 1 T helper ( Th 1 ) cells which promote cell regulated Immune response and protective responses. Take caution if you are Th 1 dominant.
It improves Immune System functioning. It enhances cell mediated and humoral immunity. It activates the growth of macrophages and NK cells.
It has Nerve Regeneration ability. It enhances the nerve growth in the Body as well as Brain. It promotes Nerve Regeneration and promotes Nerve Growth Factor production ( NGF ).
It decreases menopausal symptoms as loss of concentration, palpitations, irritability and anxiety.
It is beneficial for those suffering from Gastrointestinal Diseases. It enhances the mucus stomach barrier. It accelerates the Ulcer healing process and reduces the inflammation.
Lion's Mane possesses fat and glucose lowering effects. Lion's mane reduces Total Cholesterol, LDL Cholesterol, Triglycerides, Phospholipids and increases HDL Cholesterol.
It improves Bone Density and Bone strength.
It has the potential to inhibit Cancer cell growth.
It promotes good sleep.
It is best to take Lion's Mane with meals in supplemental form.
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Jane Davis ( California, USA )
12 Jun 2018
Before I take Lion's Mane, I would like to know if it slows down heart beat. I have Bradecardia about 44 beats
per minute. Would this be save for me to take.
Cal reese ( Wash )
04 Sep 2018
i have had a hemmoragic stroke after a fall which tore my outer bicep tendon in my rotator cuff. is this safe to take? i am otherwise in good health
Marilyn McFarlane ( SOUTH AUSTRALIA )
31 Oct 2018
What prescribed medication is compromised by this Herb?
Donna rosenberg ( AZ )
04 Dec 2019
Will it help with effects of Denentia
05 Dec 2019
Dear Donna 1. Winged Stem Canscora tonic ( Shankhapushpi ). Take 1 tablespoon daily for a month.
2. Take Gingko Biloba Tea without milk. Have 1 cup daily. Take it for 15 days. Also, follow brain exercises and do meditation on a regular basis.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Melissa ( United States )
13 Mar 2021
Where would I purchase quality Lions Mane?
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