Supports healthy brain function
Nervous system tonic for increasing energy, reducing stress, exhaustion & strain
Supports mental clarity and focus
Enables the stimulation of nerve growth factor (NGF)
Supports recovery after illness or medical treatment
Relieves indigestion and constipation
Bioactive Properties and Health Benefits
- Alzheimer’s disease and other neurological conditions
- May stimulate the activity of the syntheses of Nerve Growth Factor (NGF) which may enhance cognitive function and help to slow down the onset of dementia, brain dysfunction associated with Alzheimer’s
- Anti-tumour effect
- May strengthen the immune system in fighting the growth of tumour cells
- Cardio-vascular tonic
- Supports the function of cardiovascular system
- Can lower blood pressure and serum cholesterol
- Digestive tonic
- May improve the function of the gastro-intestinal system improving digestion and preventing constipation
- May be effective at treating stomach and duodenal ulcers as well as chronic atrophic gastritis
- Nervous system tonic
- Supports the nervous system to endure stress and exhaustion
- Immune system booster
- May speed up the overall recovery after illness or medical treatment
- Anti-aging effect
- May improve memory, prevent forgetfulness and stimulates brain function.
Lion’s Mane (Hericium erinaceus) is one of the most famous mushrooms in oriental history and has been traditionally used as medicinal mushroom in China and Japan for centuries.
It is also known as “Monkey’s Head” or “Bear’s Head” “Bearded Tooth” or “Hedgehog Mushroom” as it has beautiful cascading long white tendrils which hang from its solid rubber-like base.
In China it is called “Houtou” 猴头菇; , in Cantonese it is “Hous Gu” and in Japan it is called “Yamabushitake” because of its resemblance to the ornamental cloth worn by monks, Yamabushi.
Legend tells us that the ones that regularly consume this mushroom would have nerves of steel and a memory like a lion (and in Africa we would consider elephants as having fabulous memories)
This spectacular mushroom grows from recently fallen deciduous broad-leaved trees, mostly oaks. Its white flesh is translucent and rubbery when touched. The base is strongly attached to the tree trunk and it is difficult to remove it without the use of a sharp knife.
Lion’s Mane is not just an edible mushroom, it is regarded as a culinary delicacy and one of the four most famous Chinese dishes. The secret is to pick the mushroom at the right time. When prepared the texture is similar to that of an octopus, squid or a lobster. It is delicious when stir-fried with oyster sauce or chopped cold in a salad with sesame oil and seaweed.
It has a rubbery texture if it is picked and cooked when too young; if too old it develops an unpleasant sour taste.
The most valuable property of Lion’s Mane is its ability to stimulate the synthesis of Nerve Growth Factor (NGF) and promote the process of myelination.
Increased production of NGF may enhance cognitive function and help to slow down the onset of dementia, brain dysfunction associated with Alzheimer’s disease and various other neurological conditions.
Nerve Growth Factor (NGF) is effective in prevention of nervousness, forgetfulness and early aging process.
Research and properties
Numerous studies confirm a number of beneficial properties of Lion’s Mane in supporting and regulating the digestive system and its tonic effect on the nervous system.
Clinical trial tests reveal that Hericium Erinaceus polysaccharides–HEP is effective in fighting the growth of tumours by enhancing immune system functions rather than attacking the tumour cells directly.
Studies confirm many of Lion’s Mane traditional uses, such as supporting the function of cardiovascular system, lowering blood pressure and serum cholesterol, strengthening the respiratory system, acting as a digestive tonic when indigestion and constipation problems occur.
Amino acid (especially Glutamic acid – 0.6422mg/g)