Health benefits of lion’s mane mushroom

Deep in the forests of Asia, North America and Europe, the lion’s mane mushroom grows. Its cream-coloured tendrils cascade over fallen trees, looking from a distance like the hair of a lion’s mane, or the flowing white beard of a wise old man. It is a newcomer to Western medicine, but traditional wisdom has known of the health benefits of lion’s mane for years. Let’s take a look at the scientific evidence.

What is lion’s mane mushroom?

Where does lion’s mane grow?

Traditional use of lion’s mane

It can help with cognitive impairment

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“Lion’s mane mushrooms are especially associated with brain and cognitive health. Buddhist monks may have used them as a ‘brain tonic’ and to help them concentrate during long periods of meditation.”

It has potential as a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease

It could help your digestion and gut health

It can help treat depression

Lion’s mane is an antioxidant

Health benefits of lion’s mane

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