Launching new products is a huge undertaking and we are behind on the labelling of the new formulations.
So, we promised to show you some of our novelties:
starring Lion’s Mane mushrooms, freshly produced!
We are so excited to blend them in healthy novel formulations.
Now, what are Lion's Mane fungi good for, beside juicy cooked foods?
Around 450 BC, the Greek physician, Hippocrates, found that some mushroom species could help cauterize wounds, and as far back as 2000 BC, Lion's Mane, in particular, was used to increase brain power. But how have these promising uses and claims stood up to modern science? If Lion's Mane was claimed to have cognitive benefits, then we would expect to see some positive effects on our nervous systems.
Indeed, a 2012 study conducted in Malaysia found that components of Lion's Mane can induce nerve growth factor synthesis in nerve cells, critical for preserving and growing neurons.
Lion's mane has also been shown to stimulate "neurite outgrowth," which is part of the process that produces new brain and nerve cells.
Researchers have also discovered that supplementing with lion's mane protects against the impacts of Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease.
A different, double-blind, placebo-controlled human study tested Lion's Mane's ability to improve cognitive function in ageing test subjects that had mild cognitive impairment. Researchers found that taking lion’s mane dry powder over a 16 week period significantly improved the subject's scores on a cognitive function scale compared to the placebo group. Once supplementation ended, test subjects scores decreased, suggesting that lion's mane is effective in improving symptoms of impaired cognitive function.
The health benefits don't stop there.
Lion's mane has immunity-boosting and anti-inflammatory properties.
Excessive inflammation has been extensively studied and found to be a root cause of many diseases.
A study was published in 2017 that investigated the impacts of compounds found in Lion's mane in the body.
Macrophages and natural killer cells play a vital role in the body's ability to fight off infection.
After Lion's Mane was introduced in the test group's bloodstream, both of these body functions were improved. In fact, one study examining the antioxidant abilities of 14 different mushroom species found that lion’s mane had the fourth highest antioxidant activity and recommended it be considered a good dietary source of antioxidants.
Several scientific studies have found that lion’s mane extract reduced markers of inflammation and oxidative stress in rodents and may be especially useful in the management of inflammatory bowel disease, liver damage and stroke.
Lion’s mane mushrooms may also help reduce some of the health risks associated with obesity, as they have been shown to decrease the amount of inflammation released by fat tissue.
Cool, isn't it? Well, now we are packing it for you for full availability.