Brain health is essential to all of us. Dementia is a disease that nearly everyone wants to avoid. However, to be an effective brain supplement, it must pass through the blood-brain barrier. Many supplements cannot.
Brain Function Improvement
https://health.usnews.com/wellness/articles/can-lions-mane-mushroom-improve-brain-function. Lion’s main mushroom is native to North America, Europe, and Asia. It has been shown to improve cognitive function and reduce depression. The significant health benefit is its anti-inflammatory properties.
Antidepressant benefits were found in a 2018 study https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5855563/ published in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences. Behavioral changes were noted in appetite, nervous behavior, and procrastination. Other studies support similar results – https://academic.oup.com/cdn/article/3/Supplement_1/nzz052.P14-021-19/5518278?login=true
Alzheimer’s & Lion’s Mane
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5987239/ This link is revealing in that it covers many aspects of brain health. Lion’s mane enhances neuron (axons and dendrites) growth. As such, this can potentially slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease
Animal studies show that lion’s mane has positive responses to ischemic stroke, depression, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s disease. Clinical data suggests that the lion’s mane is safe.
Neurogenesis is the process by which our brains form connections (thoughts, ideas, memories, and more). These connections wane as we age. Thus, lion’s mane might be a supplement of choice to reduce memory issues with aging.
Toxicology studies have found nothing to suggest health concerns. However, some people are naturally allergic to mushrooms, and any change in diet should be brought to the attention of your physician.
Lion’s mane is an alternative medicine rather than a traditional medicine and is not subject to the Food and Drug Administration guidelines and regulations. Not all supplements are standardized to the same potency and quality levels.
Patients with neurological issues might benefit from the supplementation of Lion’s mane. Always consult with your doctor before making any health decisions when you have existing medical conditions and are taking prescription medicines.
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