Lion's Mane Mushroom: About, Benefits & How to Take (for best results)

Lion's Mane Mushroom: About, Benefits & How to Take (for best results)

Health mushrooms are becoming increasingly popular worldwide, as they are becoming a fundamental aspect of natural nutrition. 

They have been used for thousands of years, particularly in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for their powerful properties for health. 

Numerous scientific experiments and research articles have confirmed these benefits for human health, with each species of mushroom possessing their own special benefit, including brain/mental health, energy levels and cognitive function. 

Lion's Mane mushroom is one of the most well-known and studied health mushrooms in the species. Also known as Hericium, Yamabushitake or Hou Tou Gu, this 'shroom is a prized asset for many in their quest towards better health and wellbeing. 

So, without further ado, here's what makes Lion's Mane Mushroom special... 

What is Lion's Mane mushroom?

This mushroom is identifiable as a large white fungus, with a long shaggy spine.  

Predominantly grown and used in Asian countries, such as China, India, Japan and Korea these mushrooms are typically enjoyed raw, cooked in dishes or steeped as a herbal tea. 

In terms of taste, many describe their flavour as 'seafood-like', baring resemblance to that of lobster or crab. 

Containing high levels of bioactive substances, consuming Lion's Mane mushroom is a great source of health-boosting nutrients for human health.  

What are the potential benefits?

In the eyes of Traditional Chinese Medicine, this fungus is sweet-to-plain in flavour, balanced in nature, targets the liver and kidney meridians. 

Cordyceps is said to assist with benefiting the five zang, aid digestion, heal inflammation, strength, clear and replenish the spleen, increase qi (vital energy) and calms the spirit.

Lion's Mane mushroom aids pressure and distention of the stomach, suppresses abdominal pain, intestine inflammation, belching, bleeding in stools, lack of appetite and addresses nervous weakness.

Backed by scientific studies, some Western potential benefits of consuming this fungus include:

  • Aiding Dementia/Alzheimer's disease
  • Contains anti-bacterial properties
  • May assist with diabetes
  • Suppressing Menopausal symptoms¬†
  • Heal nerve damage
  • Aid mental health, including mild symptoms of depression & anxiety
  • Speed recovery from nervous system damage
  • Protect against ulcers in the digestive system
  • Reduce risk of heart disease
  • May help fight cancer
  • Reduces inflammation and oxidative stress

 

How can I take Lion's Mane mushroom?

The best thing about health mushrooms is that they can be used in a multitude of ways, whatever your preference. 

There are a few different ways to consume this 'shroom to help boost your wellness: 

 

Each capsule contains 450mg of organic Lion's Mane mushroom, making them a highly concentrated supplement to ensure you receive the health benefits of the mushroom. 

A daily recommendation is 3 capsules, 1-3 times daily to support your health & wellbeing goals. 

 

This form of Lion's Mane mushroom can be added to any meal/drink in the form of a food supplement (excl. citrus products). 

A daily recommendation is 2g of powder (2 heaped spoons), 1-3 times daily with or without food. 

 

Coffee

Combining organic health mushrooms and authentic Eastern herbs, hone in your brain powder to achieve razor-sharp focus, whilst boosting your health and wellbeing, in the form of a delicious cuppa. Enjoy with or without milk. 

Summary

Now that you've got a number of ways to use Lion's Mane mushroom, start your journey towards a healthier lifestyle with the help of s'hrooms!

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For any further queries regarding our health mushroom supplements or any other products, please email info@mycologynutrition.com and we'll be happy to help. 

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