Lion’s mane (also known as Hericium Erinaceus) is commonly found growing on dead or dying trees, but what’s most important about these amazing fungi are their abilities that are slowly but surely changing the face of modern medicine.
Their health benefits range from decreasing inflammation to increasing immunity and digestion, as well as improving heart health and memory.
In recent studies, results have shown positive results in Lion’s Mane's ability to prevent cognitive diseases, such as alzheimers and dementia.
Alzheimer's disease is one of the most common diseases that leads to dementia and as the stages grow and the conditions get worse, it can lead to severe dementia, causing an individual to lose memory and their regular cognitive functions. It is an incurable condition, but studies have been conducted for years to try to find answers as to how we can start at younger ages to prevent effects of Alzheimer's or Parkinson’s disease that could lead to an even worse disease.
Lion’s Mane has been found to encourage and stimulate nerve growth which could help improve brain function and in turn, prevent memory loss. The few tests that have been conducted using Lion’s Mane have shown positive results.
In two different studies conducted, the results have concluded that after taking Lion’s Mane, recognition memory was much higher. In Japan, studies have been done that have also had clear results that after consuming Lion’s Mane extract, the patients cognitive abilities were much higher than the average adult.
There are still minimal studies being done, but the ones conducted have been shown to have very positive effects. Thanks to the studies being conducted, Lion’s Mane will soon be the new face of modern medicine.