WHAT IS LION’S MANE EXTRACT? (Simple)
Lion’s mane (Hericium erinaceus) is an edible mushroom that contains notable
levels of Hericium erinaceus polysaccharides (HEF-P) and B-glucan polysaccharides.
The phenols and polysaccharides found in lion’s mane mushrooms exert antioxidant,
anti-inflammatory, and immunomodulatory effects. They also support cognitive
health and function.
Ezra Healing’s lion’s mane extract provides a concentrated percentage of polysaccharides to maximize the effects of the lion’s mane.
DETAILS on LION’S MANE BENEFITS (Extended):
Lion’s mane mushrooms contain the phytochemicals hericenones and erinacines.
These compounds promote brain cell growth and may help preserve cognition. It
may also enhance cognitive functioning by protecting neuronal cells from amyloid-beta plaque damage. Lion’s mane can stimulate nerve growth and repair while simultaneously reducing inflammation following an injury. These properties may reduce the severity of nerve damage and improve recovery time. Lion’s mane also
helps regulate the growth and survival of neurons by enhancing nerve growth factor
(NGF). It may exert some neuroprotective benefits by promoting the formation of
myelin, the protective layer that sheaths nerves in the brain and spinal cord.
Lion’s mane mushroom extract may help regulate mood and relieve stress. It promotes cell growth in the hippocampus and enhances how it functions. The hip-
campus is the part of the brain that controls emotional responses and boosts its
performance may help regulate mood and stress levels.
Lion’s mane’s anti-inflammatory properties may also support mood and stress responses, as chronic inflammation negatively affects mental and emotional well-being.
Lion’s mane mushroom also exerts antioxidant effects that may support heart, liver,
and digestive health. Lion’s mane extract’s anti-inflammatory properties help it to
reduce oxidative stress and rebalance antioxidant levels.
Lion’s mane mushroom can also support immune system functioning by beneficially
modulating gut bacteria and stimulating the intestinal immune system. Improved intestinal immune functioning allows the body to fend off pathogens that invade the
gut, nose, and mouth.