Lion’s Mane mushrooms are large, shaggy mushrooms that can be found growing on trees and logs across North America, Europe, and Asia. Used for centuries for both its culinary and therapeutic properties, Lion’s Mane has become an essential mushroom for many Asian and Scandinavian cultures. This powerhouse fungi is rich in beneficial phytochemicals that scientists continue to study today, and we’re excited to see what else is discovered in the future. In the meantime, here are 3 of the most well-documented benefits of Lion’s Mane mushrooms:
Two biocompounds found in Lion’s Mane have been shown to help stimulate the brain and support a sense of focus. In fact, a 2008 double-blind study carried out in Japan showed that 3g of Lion’s Mane mushrooms a day helped improve the mental function of older adults.
When ingested, Lion’s Mane increases activity within the gut and helps promote more
beneficial bacteria in the stomach and intestines. These changes strengthen the gut, which in turn better protects the body from potentially harmful bacteria.
This supermushroom also contains many antioxidant compounds that help support the
immune system from radical oxidation - or to put simply, damage to the cells of the body. These antioxidants help protect the body and mind so you can stay at your optimal self.
Functional mushrooms and adaptogens' benefits are seen from consistent use. Like working out, benefits are apparent by implementing habits.