What Are Lions Mane Mushrooms? - THWC Ltd

What Are Lions Mane Mushrooms?

Feb 08, 2024Jeremy Curtis

Earning its unique name through its big, white, shaggy appearance, this mega mushroom resembles a Lion's Mane as it grows. 

Also known by the Japanese as Yamabushitake, the Lion's Mane mushroom has both culinary and medical uses. It contains bioactive compounds which have great, beneficial effects on the body as a whole but especially on the brain, heart and gut.

This adaptogenic mushroom has been used in traditional medicine in China, Japan and Korea for centuries to enhance the body and mind. Lion's Mane is a great nootropic and a powerful stimulus for brain cell regeneration as it helps to improve cognition, memory, creativity and focus. This special superfood mushroom also works to improve symptoms of anxiety and depression. 

The compounds that Lion's Mane contain (Hericenones and Erinacines) are extremely effective at stimulating nerve growth in the brain which in turn, can relieve the symptoms of Alzheimer's, Dementia and Parkinson's. These compounds can also boost neurotransmitters that affects such things as mood, learning and memory as well as helping to restore mental alertness and eliminate brain fog. 

So if you're after a mental pick-me-up or are itching to sharpen your focus and boost your creativity, you're in the right place. 

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