What is Lion’s Mane?
Lion’s Mane or otherwise known as Hericium Erinaceus Yamabushitake is a type of medicinal mushroom that is found across the world in Asia, North America and places in Europe. Lion’s Mane Mushroom is not like your average mushroom it is covered in long thin white hairs on the head of the mushroom, these features are what give its name due to looking like a long shaggy Lion's Mane. Lion’s mane has been used to promote brain health by Buddhist monks for thousands of years and the benefits are fairly well documented.
Benefits of Lion’s Mane?
Some of the many benefits of Lion’s Mane are:
Increased brain health.
Lion's Mane mushroom helps improve and stimulate two compounds for the brain’s health: nerve growth factor (NGF) and brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF). This is important to generating protein found in the brain and spinal cord. This protein promotes the survival of nerve cells playing a role in the growth, maturation, and maintenance of these cells.
Improved Cognitive Functions
Lion's mane mushroom was used in a double blind placebo controlled clinical trial. In 2008 a study was completed in 15 older adults where it showed improvement in their brain function.
Lion’s Mane mushroom in extract form has great anti-inflammatory effects which means that it can help relieve issues like anxiety and stress. This also rolls on to the excellent properties of its anti-inflammatory effects - inflammation leads to reduced function and damaged cells. Antioxidants found in Lion’s Mane Mushroom counteract these effects and neutralize free radicals, preventing them from causing damage.
Lion’s Mane Mushroom has not shown in any trials to have any side effects, however those that have a mushroom allergy should be cautious and consult a doctor before taking it. For these reasons, Lion’s Mane is approved for human consumption. Please ensure that all the correct Personal Protective Equipment is used when handling any Nootropics still like gloves and a mask when dealing with large amounts.
Where to buy Lion’s Mane?
Here at Chemical Planet, you can always purchase the best quality chemicals. This Nootropic chemical is no exception to that. Lion’s Mane comes in powder form at the moment but we may look into producing it in other forms, you can contact our customer service to find out updates about that. We are always open to feedback as well so if we don't have something you are after please let us know. When buying research chemicals online you can be sure to be getting the very best here at Chemical Planet. However, If you would like to buy Lion’s Mane from Chemical Planet, then you must be at least 18 years of age.
Please be aware that Lion’s Mane is legal in the majority of the world, but laws can change so it is always worth checking the laws in your country before ordering.