Although it sounds like lion's mane will make you wake up one morning looking like Simba with a beautiful flowing mane, that's definitely not the case here. Lion's mane is actually a mushroom and a superfood that will change your life.
What seems to be a magic mushroom will help with brain health, possibly lowering anxiety and depression symptoms, assists in lowering cholesterol, can improve blodd sugar management, reduces inflammation, and can even help with ulcers. Even better, it comes from Mother Earth and it's a natural remedy to try that can show positive results with a major health impact.
Research suggests this mushroom will strengthen the immune system, promote a healthy and active digestive system and gut health, can lower triglyceride levels, and is packed with antioxidants - which helps fight off cancerous cells in your body. It really does look like a shaggy white head of hair, hence how this mushroom got it's name. Traditional Chinese and Japanese medicine has been using this natural healing source for centuries to promote improved health and cognitive function.
The medicinal mushroom contains beta-glucans that promotes cell turnover, possibly improving memory, promotes a healthy immune system, gut, brain, and heart health. It can even promote brain cell growth, which declines as we age. Increased brain cell growth and brain health could even help protect you from Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, although this is not proven it can just slow down the process. If you could naturally improve your memory and brain function, you might as well give it a try! As always, consult your doctor before adding anything new to your diet. Usually, it takes medicine and even natural herbal remedies at least six weeks to kick in and show beneficial results.
By reducing your internal inflammation, you'll improve your overall health and bodily functions. Inflammation leads to chronic diseases and oxidative stress on the body. Did you know 70% of your body's immune system resides in the gut? There's only a small layer in the digestive track the separates the gut microbiome and immune system - they're neighbors! Improve your gut health by balancing good bacteria and reducing inflammation to improve overall health and immune functionality. Lion's mane can potentially help control certain bacteria growth in the intestines and aid with ulcer damage and overall gut health.
You can consume this mushroom cooked, raw, ground up in powder form, or in tea and coffee blends. Most grocery stores will carry this mushroom ingredient in pill form or in certain protein powders, coffees, or teas. Usually the vitamin section is a great place to start your search! Pair this with a healthy diet, exercise, sweating regularly at CYL and you're on your way to elevating your health to change your life.