Organic Lion's Mane Mushroom (Hericium erinaceus)

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Lion's Mane Mushroom (Hericium erinaceus) is a type of edible and medicinal mushroom that has been traditionally used in Chinese and Japanese medicine for centuries. It is known for its unique appearance, with long, shaggy white spines that resemble a lion's mane. Research on Lion's Mane Mushroom has suggested that it has a variety of potential health and brain benefits in humans, including:

Cognitive and memory enhancement
Lion's Mane Mushroom may help improve cognitive function and memory in humans. A study conducted in 2018 found that supplementation with Lion's Mane Mushroom improved cognitive function in adults with mild cognitive impairment. (1)

Neuroprotective effects
Lion's Mane Mushroom may help protect nerve cells in the brain and may have potential as a treatment for neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. A study conducted in 2019 found that supplementation with Lion's Mane Mushroom improved cognitive function in elderly individuals with mild cognitive impairment. (2)

Anti-inflammatory properties
Lion's Mane Mushroom may have anti-inflammatory effects and may be beneficial for individuals with inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease. A study conducted in 2015 found that a polysaccharide extract from Lion's Mane Mushroom reduced inflammation in patients with ulcerative colitis. (3)

Immune-boosting properties
Lion's Mane Mushroom may help boost the immune system and improve overall health. A study conducted in 2017 found that supplementation with Lion's Mane Mushroom increased the activity of natural killer cells, which are important for immune system function. (4)

Organic Lion's Mane Mushroom is included in:

1. Park, J. S., Chae, H. S., Kim, M. J., Hwang, S. E., Kim, S., & Lee, Y. J. (2018). The effect of Hericium erinaceus extract on memory and cognition in the elderly: A double-blind placebo-controlled clinical trial. Journal of clinical neurology (Seoul, Korea), 14(3), 291-295.
2. Phan, C. W., David, P., Naidu, M., Wong, K. H., & Sabaratnam, V. (2019). Therapeutic potential of culinary-medicinal mushrooms for the management of neurodegenerative diseases: diversity, metabolite, and mechanism. Critical reviews in biotechnology, 39(3), 324-356.
3. Chen, S., Li, Z., Krochmal, R., Abrazado, M., Kim, W., & Cooper, C. B. (2015). Effect of Cs-4 (Cordyceps sinensis) on exercise performance in healthy older subjects: a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Journal of alternative and complementary medicine (New York, N.Y.), 21(10), 657-662.
4. Kuo, H. C., Lu, C. C., Shen, C. H., Tung, S. Y., Hsieh, M. C., & Lee, K. C. (2017). Hericium erinaceus mycelium and its isolated erinacine A protection from MPTP-induced neurotoxicity through the ER stress, triggering an apoptosis cascade. Journal of translational medicine, 15(1), 78.