Lion’s Mane (Hericium erinaceus) is a hot water–extracted medicinal mushroom formula standardized to contain 40% polysaccharides (500 mg per capsule). Lion’s mane has been shown to stimulate nerve growth in lab studies, and prevent cognitive impairment due to amyloid-beta protein, which is implicated in Alzheimer’s disease, in animal models. Constituents from lion’s mane may also promote myelination; in neurons from the cerebellum, lion’s mane extract demonstrated a regulatory effect on the process of myelin synthesis in vitro.
Lion’s mane has been best studied for its effects on the brain, including mood, cognitive, and neurological function. It is indicated for various types of neurodegenerative conditions such as mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer’s, dementia, and brain injury.
Lion’s Mane should be taken as recommended by a Health Care Professional.