LION'S MANE -120 Tablets

LION'S MANE -120 Tablets
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Lions Mane Tablets are enriched with active constituents needed by the body:
Proteins, Polysaccharides, Potassium, Ergostrol, Erinancines and other minerals, Amino acids and Oleanolic acid.   It is also rich in nutrients, Minerals and Adenosine.  The Lions Mane mushroom has been a very nutritious and valuable food in China and Japan for hundreds of years to help with digestion problems and nerve repair.   
120 tablets each 300mg. Certified Organic.


Mushrooms have been revered for centuries within many traditional societies as nutritional powerhouses as well as for their potent medicinal properties. Hericium erinaceus, also known as Lionís Mane mushroom or hedgehog mushroom, is an edible (some might even say delicious) fungus with a long history of usage in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). Indeed, east Asian legends state that consuming lionís mane can confer "nerves of steel and the memory of a lion.Ē

Globular-shaped, with cascading teeth-like spines from which white spores emerge, lionís mane mushrooms are also known as sheepís head and bearís head in various cultures, while the Japanese know it as yamabushitake.

This nutritious mushroom is 20 percent protein and is considered by food aficionados to be a gourmet dish when prepared properly, with a chewy texture and taste similar to popular seafoods such as lobster and shrimp.

Lionís Mane has recently been the topic of many medical studies and has been reported in scientific literature to heal brain cells and stimulate their growth. For instance, in a 2014 laboratory study, an extract of this mushroom when consumed triggered nerve healing after nerve crush injuries in rats.

Furthermore, Lionís Mane mushrooms are chock full of potent bio-active compounds which have been credited with anti-inflammatory, lipid-lowering, and anticancer activities. Modern research shows that these mushrooms boost the activity of the immune system against certain types of cancers. Finally, H. erinaceus has also been reported to have antibacterial, antihypertensive, antidiabetic, and wound healing properties.


Lionís Mane Mushroom & Research into Maintaining Brain Capacity

Lionís mane mushrooms are increasingly being studied by the medical community for their powerful brain protective effects.

Two novel bioactive compounds Ė known as hericenones and erinacines Ė in these mushrooms have been shown to activate a peptide found naturally in our bodies, known scientifically as "nerve growth factorĒ or NGF. NGF is critically important and necessary for the growth, maintenance, and survival of our brain cells, known as neurons.

These naturally occurring lionís mane compounds also stimulate a process known as re-myelination. This proces helps to keep brain cells healthy, prevents them from being damaged, and increases their ability to conduct electrical signals efficiently.

Lionís Mane Mushroom Ė Maintaining Brain Capacity

This ability of lionís mane to protect, heal, and regenerate brain cells may one day make it very useful for the treatment of Alzheimerís disease and other dementias, muscular dystrophy, senility, Parkinsonís disease, and other debilitating neurological conditions.

Since 1991, many studies have been published on the brain regenerative properties of lionís mane mushrooms. For instance, a small clinical study published in 2009 showed that when lionís mane was given to 50- to 80-year-old Japanese men and women diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment ( MCI), their brain capacity improved significantly Ė but only as long as they kept consuming the mushrooms.

In this study, 15 men and women took four tablets containing 96 percent Yamabushitake (the Japanese name for lionís mane) three times daily for 16 weeks. These subjects were then observed for a further four weeks after the therapy period ended.

The study researchers noticed that the Yamabushitake group had significantly higher scores on their cognitive function. In other words, their ability to use their brains to learn and remember were better when compared with the control group. The longer they consumed the lionís mane mushrooms, the better their scores were.

However, 4 weeks after the study ended and their consumption of mushrooms had stopped, the scores of the Yamabushitake group went down significantly. No adverse effects of Yamabushitake were reported throughout the study or afterwards.

This study shows that lionís mane could potentially be used to reverse some of the symptoms of mild cognitive impairment ( MCI) in elderly people. MCI can involve problems with memory, language, thinking, and judgment and is considered to be an intermediate stage between normal mental decline seen with aging and the more serious brain function deficits seen in dementias such as Alzheimerís disease.

What Research Shows About Lionís Mane Mushroom & Alzheimerís Disease

Lionís Mane Mushroom Ė Protection Against Alzheimerís DiseaseLaboratory models of Alzheimerís disease include mice in which toxic peptides are used to induce the kind of learning and memory deficits that are typically seen in people with this dreaded age-related condition.

These toxic peptides also induce the formation of messy clumps of proteins known as beta-amyloid plaques which form in the fatty membranes that surround brain cells and interfere with brain function. Beta-amyloid plaques are thought to play a major role in the development of brain diseases such as Alzheimerís and Parkinsonís disease.

In one particular laboratory study, mice injected with these toxic peptides were taught to use a maze. As beta-amyloid plaques developed in their brains, the mice lost their ability to memorize the maze.

Some of these mice were taken aside and fed a diet containing lionís mane mushroom for 23 days, after which their memory and learning abilities were examined using the maze test. Mice given lionís mane mushrooms showed a significant reduction in their beta-amyloid plaques along with a simultaneous noticeable improvement in their performance in the maze, compared to mice that did not get lionís mane.

Interestingly, along with regaining their former brain functions, these mice also gained new skills Ė including something similar to curiosity, as indicated by more time spent exploring novel objects relative to familiar ones.

Specifically, this study showed that consumption of lionís mane prevented the impairment of both short-term and visual recognition memory induced by toxic peptides in mice. Short-term memory is our ability to hold a small amount of information in our minds in an active, readily available state for a short period of time. Visual recognition memory has to do with our ability to recognize previously encountered events, objects, or people, to "rememberĒ them.

Since both of these types of memories are lost in people with Alzheimerís disease and other forms of dementia, this and other studies indicate that lionís mane may one day be found helpful in slowing down or even preventing these types of memory deficits from happening at all.


Lionís Mane Mushroom Research into Boosting Mood & Concentration

Lionís mane mushrooms may also boost brain function in a different wayÖ by making us feel good.Lionís Mane Mushroom Ė Boosting Mood & Concentration

In a small clinical study, 15 post-menopausal women who consumed lionís mane baked into cookies showed less anxiety and depression than women who didnít eat the cookies. The lionís mane cookie group also showed a clear improvement in their ability to concentrate.

In fact, Asian Buddhist monks have been reported to consume lionís mane tea before meditation to enhance their powers of concentration.


Given that lionís mane can protect, heal, and regenerate brain cells Ė can this mushroom potentially be used to treat human patients with Alzheimerís disease and other dementias, as laboratory experiments indicate?

Could it help Parkinsonís patients or those with multiple sclerosis Ė and help maintain our mental agility, mood, and concentration as we age?

According to Paul Stamets, author and advocate of medicinal mushrooms, lionís mane may be the first "smartĒ mushroom known to man. Safe and edible with clear benefits for our brainís physiology and function, this powerful fungus will no doubt make the news for its powerful anti-aging and brain disease fighting properties in the near future.

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