Mushrooms are all around us, they are the true communicators in nature, and we share more of our DNA with fungi than with plants. Medicinal mushrooms have been used globally for thousands of years for their health benefits and can provide the missing link to support our health and well-being.
Each medicinal mushroom has its own unique set of compounds to support health, and Lion’s Mane mushroom has a long history of use for cognitive support. Traditionally used by Buddhist monks to enhance brain power and heighten focus during meditation, Lion’s Mane has a strong history of use in traditional Chinese medicine as a brain tonic.
The unique cognitive properties of Lion’s Mane are due to the two families of compounds it produces: the erinacines and the hericenones, which have strong anti-bacterial activity and help stimulate the generation of nerve growth factor (NGF), which is a neuropeptide that helps to maintain neurons and optimal brain functioning.
NGF triggers re-myellination, which helps to keep the neurons healthy and working efficiently. There are strong links between NGF deficiency and neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer’s disease. The ability of Lion’s Mane to stimulate NGF make it a promising choice for many nervous system conditions, which are linked to a loss of myelin.
Lion’s Mane is also rich in anti-inflammatory compounds and antioxidants and contains a high amount of polysaccharides like beta glucans, which support the immune system.
Whether you are studying for exams, feeling a bit foggy headed, or looking to ward off cognitive decline, medicinal mushrooms offer a simple and easy way to support the body and mind, and enable you to function and perform at your best. Mushrooms 4 Life Organic Mushroom supplements are formulated by world renowned mushroom expert Martin Powell. They use only the best quality sources and extraction methods to achieve superior nutrient levels and bioavailability.