One of the most notable and treasured characteristics of Lion’s Mane is that it contains unique compounds called Erinacines, isolated from the fruiting body, and Hericenones, isolated from the mycelium.
These two compounds, being uniquely capable of passing the blood brain barrier, have been shown to stimulate the production of nerve growth factors (NGF) and are being called nerve growth stimulators.
In numerous studies Lion’s Mane stimulated NGF production, which increased neural functionality, repaired damaged neural tissue, and functioned as a active antioxidant.
In Chinese Medicine, Lion’s Mane( Hou Tou Gu) is used to benefit the 5 Yin Organs, strengthen the Stomach and Spleen, tonify the Qi, promote digestion, calm the Shen(Spirit), and strengthen the Brain.
There are also indications that Lion’s Mane has the ability to treat Gastric and Duodenal Ulcers.
Traditionally, Lion’s Mane has been used to improve memory and for nervous system support. Lion’s mane is currently being researched for its ability to delay onset of Dementia, treat MRSA, MS, and Alzheimer’s Disease.*
Our medicinal powders contain both the fruiting body and the mycelium of this exceptional species.