The Lion’s mane is a medicinal and edible mushroom very popular in China and Japan, also known as Hericium erinaceus. It is a marvelous mushroom of white flesh with a similar flavour to a lobster! Lion’s Mane stands out for its high fibre, high protein and natural prebiotic content.
Five powerful benefits of Lion’s Mane Mushroom
- Balances the microbiota – properties of Lion’s Mane protects and supports healthy gut bacteria, important with any condition affecting digestion.
- Digestive health – Lion’s mane compounds act to support inflammation of the gut. A wonderful mushroom to help with conditions affecting digestion, the bowel, allergies and food intolerances. Particularly useful for people with Crohn and ulcerative colitis
- Neurodegenerative Diseases – compounds have powerful regenerative actions making Lion’s mane the go to mushroom for supporting nerve related conditions.
- Cognitive Impairment – Agents in Lion’s Mane protect nerves to help enhance memory, for instance in dementia and alzheimers.
- Reduces peripheral neuropathies – for example weakness, numbness, sensitivity and pain, usually in the hands and feet.
Some nutrients featured in Lion’s mane
- Several polysaccharides, useful in supporting the immune system.
- Rich in antioxidant agent SOD, powerful in supporting degeneration.
- High in Hericenones, a compound vital for nerve growth.
- High content of essential amino acids.
- Rich in minerals Potassium, Zinc, Iron, Selenium and Phosphorus.