Here are some interesting facts about Lion’s Mane:
- Metabolic system: Lion’s Mane has been shown to combat hyperglycemia and high cholesterol in diabetic laboratory animals1.
- Support nervous system: A well designed study found that oral intake of Lion’s Mane significantly reduced the risk of cognitive impairment in adults 50-80 years of age compared to those in the placebo group2. Cognitive decline is still multi-factorial but is one symptom of Alzheimer’s Disease.
Myelin disorders: In vitro studies showed that Lion’s Mane enhanced the myelination process in mature myelinating fibers3. Multiple Sclerosis occurs as a result of demyelination of nerve fibers.
Gastric Ulcers- Lion’s Mane has been shown to reduce incidence of gastric ulceration in laboratory animals4.
Anti-Inflammatory: Lion’s Mane has been shown to reduce inflammatory markers and oxidative stress in a mouse colitis model which is used to study treatments for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)5.
Antimicrobial- Compounds from the fruiting body of Lion’s Mane effectively reduced Salmonella growth on an in vivo assay6, meaning that a strong potential is present for future antimicrobial use of medicinal mushrooms.
Gastrointestinal Cancers- Lion’s Mane at high levels was shown to be more effective and less toxic than conventional chemotherapy for the treatment of certain gastrointestinal cancers7.
Our Lion's Mane Gummies are an easy and delicious way to get your daily dose of Lion's Mane and reap the benefits of this powerful mushroom!
- Liang B, Guo Z, Xie F, Zhao A (2013) Antihyperglycemic and antihyperlipidemic activities of aqueous extract of Hericium erinaceus in experimental diabetic rats. BMC Complement Altern Med 13:253
- Mori K, Inatomi S, Ouchi K, Azumi Y, Tuchida T (2009) Improving effects of the mushroom Yamabushitake (Hericium erinaceus) on mild cognitive impairment: a double-blind placebo-controlled clinical trial. Phytother Res 23:367–372
- Moldavan MG, Gryganski AP, Kolotushkina OV, Kirchhoff B, Skibo GG, Pedarzani P (2007) Neurotropic and trophic action of lion's mane mushroom Hericium erinaceus (Bull.: Fr.) Pers. (Aphyllophoromycetideae) extracts on nerve cells in vitro. Int J Med Mushrooms 9:15–28
- Abdulla MA, Noor SM, Sabaratnam V, Abdullah N, Wong KH, Ali HM (2008) Effect of culinary medicinal lion's mane mushroom, Hericium erinaceus (Bull.: Fr.) Pers. (Aphyllophoromycetideae) on ethanol induced gastric ulcers in rats. Int J Med Mushrooms 10:325–330
- Yilin Ren, Yan Geng, Yan Du, Wang Li, Zhen-Ming Lu, Hong-Yu Xu, Guo-Hua Xu, Jin-Song Shi, Zheng-Hong Xu. Polysaccharide of Hericium erinaceus attenuates colitis in C57BL/6 mice via regulation of oxidative stress, inflammation-related signaling pathways and modulating the composition of the gut microbiota. The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry, Volume 57, 2018, Pages 67-76.
- Kim SP, Moon E, Nam SH, Friedman M (2012a) Hericium erinaceus mushroom extracts protect infected mice against Salmonella typhimurium-induced liver damage and mortality by stimulation of innate immune cells. J Agric Food Chem 60:5590–5596
- Li G, Yua K, Li F, Xua K, Li J, He S, Caoc S, Tana G (2014a) Anticancer potential of Hericium erinaceus extracts against human gastrointestinal cancers. J Ethnopharmacol 153:521–530.