Lions Mane is a Saprophytic mushroom with a long history of use in Traditional Medicine protocols for gut health, as well as being of great importance to the Yamabushi Buddhist monks of Japan as an immunity booster and meditation tool. The benefits of this widely revered medicinal mushroom have been utilised and continually studied for centuries. More recently, lions mane extract has been found to be useful in helping to clear brain fog, a major symptom of post-viral fatigue.
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Lions mane benefits:
Compounds within the fruiting body stimulate nerve growth factor (NGF) synthesis, which is necessary for the survival of neural cells in the brain. The supplementation of Lion’s mane showing increasingly beneficial effects in patients with mild dementia. In 2004, Kawagishi, Zhuang, and Shnidman explored the anti-dementia effects of Lions mane, finding patients improved in functioning capacity, understanding, communication & memory, and functional independence by consuming the fruiting body daily for four weeks.
Improved cognitive impairment among a sample study of those taking supplements of H. erinaceus supplements, scoring significantly higher on the cognitive function scale and increasing over time (Mori et al 2009). The compounds within H. erinaceus show multiple effects on the brain’s neural networks, as a more recent study in 2019 posits a significantly improved cognitive function over a 12-week period of taking H. erinaceus (Saitsu et al 2019).
NGF has a dynamic relationship with the immune system playing a wider role in maintaining homeostasis in the body (Levi-Montalcini, 2004). The mushroom is rich in β-glucan polysaccharides that have immuno-modulating properties as well as having strong anti-inflammatory and antioxidant components.
Native UK Lion’s Mane
This Lion’s Mane was cloned from a species found growing just 300m from the farm near Bristol. As much as possible they utilise native strains, not only to help us get closer once again to the medicine of this land – where so much of the knowledge has been lost – but most importantly to have as little effect as possible on local biodiversity and ultimately tread as lightly as possible on the earth.
By prioritising native strains we are avoiding the spread of billions of spores that come from commercial mushroom strains that have been selected specifically for their ability to grow fast and fruit heavily, and will therefore easily outcompete a lot of the native strains we have growing around the farm.
- Immunosuppressant medication
- Lion’s mane mushroom might also slow blood clotting and reduce blood glucose levels, so should not be taken close to any surgery.
- We recommend speaking to a qualified medical practitioner if you are on any medication and unsure of how it may interact.