Lion's Mane Feeds Your Brain
The Lion's Mane is the ally fungus in our Connection treatment. Its scientific name is Hericium erinaceus , although depending on the region, this fungus has other names. In Chinese it is known as Hou Tou Go which means "monkey head mushroom" and in Japanese Yamabushitake which translates as "mushroom of the hidden mountain".
It is widely used for its medicinal properties in oriental culture, particularly in Chinese and Japanese culture for its multiple therapeutic uses . It is also famous for its culinary use in these cultures, since it has a particular flavor similar to that of shellfish.
Lion's mane is a fungus that is easily found in Asia, Europe and in places with temperate climates. It grows in the summer and fall and is found particularly on the trunks of oak and maple trees, where it grows in a very peculiar way in clumps of long white beards that can measure from 1 to 6 cm in length. As it grows, the tips may change to a more yellowish color.
In Asia, this mushroom is known as the nutrient for neurons, since one of its main benefits is to promote the growth of new neurons. Lion's mane contains over 50 bioactive compounds that have been shown to increase neurogenesis , improving synaptic connections between neurons and thus improving memory.
Clinical trials have shown significant benefits in the treatment of cognitive problems and lack of focus in adults after consuming it for 16 weeks, compared to the control group.
Not only this, but it has also been seen to help reduce the accumulation of the Beta-amyloid protein, which is responsible for the neurodegeneration that occurs in Alzheimer's. And as if that were not enough, it has also been shown to help the patient reduce the symptoms of depression .
Without a doubt, lion's mane is a mushroom with multiple benefits in addition to being a great nootropic and for the brain in general due to its bioactive compounds that easily cross the blood-brain barrier, it also has great antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties.
It is the ally fungus in the Connection treatment. By supporting our cognition, it facilitates creative work and enables a better understanding of the environment and our role in it.