Lion’s mane also known as monkey head mushroom in Chinese tradition is another one of my favourites for memory and concentration. It surely does enhance memory functions as it impacts on brain cells and related functions. This incredible fungus may have a revolutionary impact on neuro-degenerative diseases. One method by which a lion’s mane affects brain function is by enhancing “neurite outgrowth” in the brain and related organs, according to research published in the International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms.
Lion Mane also:
- Supports the Heart and circulatory system. Lion’s mane mushroom might also help you in preventing Heart disease. Research has found that extracts of lion’s mane can prevent the increase of LDL cholesterol, increase HDL cholesterol and lower triglycerides in the bloodstream, an early indicator of heart disease.
- Protect against cancers such as leukemia, gastric or Stomach cancer, cervical cancer, colon cancer, lung cancer, Liver cancer, and breast cancer. In varying degrees, compounds from or supplementation with lion’s mane mushroom have been found to potentially slow the progression or reverse the spread of the above cancers. It is a power anti-oxidant.
- Improves digestive health due to its powerful anti-inflammatory properties, the lion’s mane mushroom might improve the function of your stomach and digestive system.
-Reduces inflammation. In a 2015 study out of Japan found that lion’s mane mushroom was able to reduce inflammation in fatty tissue. This is important because fatty tissue inflammation is a factor in the formation of metabolic syndrome, a cluster of conditions that increase your risk of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.