Roar Your Way to Your Full Potential with Lion’s Mane Supplements
When we picture a lion with the wind blowing through his mane, we see power, strength, and vitality. While lion’s mane mushrooms won’t have you sprinting through the savannah, they’re likely to make you feel like you’ve turned a corner in your health and wellness. Here, we’ll check out some of the benefits of this white, shaggy mushroom that can be taken either as-is or in our Brainfood powdered extract form.
Pumps Up the Immune System
In the wake of COVID-19, keeping the immune system strong is more important than ever. Research shows that lion’s mane increases gut immune system activity, protecting the body from bacteria and viruses that enter the gut through the nose and mouth. While protecting against viruses and bacteria is important for physical health, knowing that a supplement provides an extra line of defense against the many threats in today’s environment can provide mental health benefits as well.
Provides Anxiety and Depression Relief
Researchers believe that chronic inflammation may be at the root of many cases of mild anxiety and depression. As an anti-inflammatory, lion’s mane has been proven to reduce anxiety and depression in mice. When taken in conjunction with a diet low in inflammatory foods, lion’s mane can work as a strong line of defense against recurrent anxiety, depression, and related mental health issues.
Repairs and Protects of Cognitive Function
Lion’s mane mushrooms work to both improve and protect cognitive function. Studies show that hericenones and erinacines, two compounds found in lion’s mane mushrooms, stimulate brain cell growth, protecting against Alzheimer’s disease.
The superfood mushroom has also shown promise as a treatment for people who have sustained injuries to the nervous system by stimulating nerve cell growth. Typically, nervous system injuries can take years to heal – lion’s mane can speed up the process.
Protection Against Ulcers
The more modern medicine digs into the root cause of diseases, it’s clear that gut health plays more of a role than previously thought. Ulcers (lesions in the stomach lining) can be painful and can wreak havoc on many of the body’s systems. Lion’s mane extract attacks two of the main causes of ulcers: damage to the stomach lining and the growth of a bacteria called H. pylori.
Fights Tumor Growth
When cancer occurs in the body, cell DNA is damaged and is replicating and a faster-than-normal rate. Studies haven’t just shown that lion’s mane can slow the spread of cancer – in several studies, lion’s mane has shown that it can kill cancer cells, at least in a test tube. While more research is needed, lion’s mane may prove to be a powerful cancer treatment with far fewer side effects than treatments currently in use.
Boosts Heart Health
Many lifestyle-related factors can contribute to heart disease, including obesity, high triglycerides, and high cholesterol. Lion’s mane can negate some of these factors. Rodent studies have shown that taking lion’s mane can lower triglyceride levels and increase the rate at which the body metabolizes fat.
It’s clear: nature has the answer to many health woes, and lion’s mane is a clear top choice for a natural remedy that packs a punch. A full line of mushroom supplements, including reishi, cordyceps, Shitake and Chaga , can provide a fully natural way to attack many common mental and physical health issues.