Benefits of Lion’s Mane Mushrooms for Brain and General Physical Health
Do you feel as if your brain is running a bit slower than normal? Not sleeping as well as you’d like? Maybe you’ve been stressed about an important project at work. On the other hand, you might be fine but your brain just seems stuck in ‘off’ mode.
This may cause you to feel…
It’s never ok to feel this way. In fact, it feels downright lousy. Fortunately, there is an all-natural, safe solution that can help.
But more on that in a second.
First, we want to discuss an important aspect of health. It’s one that frequently flies under the radar and remains quite mysterious. We’re talking about brain health. And we’d like to talk about a special food that can help you strengthen your brain.
One way to amp up your brain is to take lion’s mane mushrooms.
While mushrooms are most commonly known for immunity support, they are also beneficial for the brain and cognitive function. Did you know that lion’s mane can also aid in memory enhancement?
Many studies show that the compounds in Lion’s Mane are helpful with the myelination of nerve cells in the brain.
Myelin is a membrane that wraps around nerve cells in the brain. This membrane protects the nerve cell from damage and also speeds up its signal through the axon.
Think about electrical wire and how it is covered with a rubber or plastic insulation; this creates a protective barrier around the wires. Myelin does the same thing for your nerve cells.
Myeline protects the nerve cells, thereby speeding up the learning process and improving memory. It gives you more of that ‘firing on all cylinders’ feeling.
A study in 2003 in Kiev showed that Lion’s Mane extract is beneficial in the growth of myelin.
And myelin doesn’t just impact brain memory. It also helps with muscle memory. Therefore, optimizing it is great for athletes who perform a lot of repetitious movements and need more precise coordination.
Lion’s Mane also provides a host of other benefits including…
- Improves mood
- Boost cognitive function and memory
- Increases energy levels
- Supports the immune system
- Stimulates Nerve Growth Factor (NGF) to help increase brain cell count
Protecting your brain and maintaining good cognitive function is critical for good health. The benefits of lion’s mane mushrooms would surely be obvious here.