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A Conversation Overheard : Lion’s Mane

Industry by Rosemary Tambini on March 22, 2018

A Conversation Overheard : Lion’s Mane

Twas an ordinary Starbucks run when I could not help but overhear a conversation between two middle-aged women that would inspire my own research on a dietary supplement that derives from the plant below:

Lion's Mane Mushroom

Don’t be fooled. This is NOT a lion’s mane disguised as a mushroom. Trust me, I’m an expert.

Waiting on line for a much-needed cup of hot tea, I could not believe what I was hearing.

“It comes in all different forms, but I prefer powder.”

“That’s good news because I’m more of a capsule and tablet person. Why did you decide to start taking lion’s mane?”

“Well, I’ve been trying to eat healthier because I haven’t had much energy and my blood pressure was a bit too high. I was reading up on supplements and found that LION’S MANE works for some people. It actually--”

“Before you tell me what it does, you didn’t start taking anything before asking the doctor, right?”

“Oh, of course not! I brought this up to my doctor and he approved of me taking lion’s mane and informed me of the correct dosage. So I found that hericium erinaceus, that’s the Latin term, can really help people with high blood pressure. According to Burton Goldberg, author of 18 books on alternative medicine, one study focused on 54 people with an average age of 58.6 with a blood pressure reading above 140/90 took three capsules of lion’s mane each day for four weeks” (herbslist).

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Where were we? Oh yes, the long sip.

The woman continued, “Get this… after the four weeks, all of the subjects’ blood pressure had fallen below 140/90” (herbslist).

“That’s pretty impressive.”

“And that’s not all lion’s mane can do! I learned some science along the way. Lion’s mane is rich in antioxidants that support overall cellular health. Since energy transport takes place between cells in the body, the more antioxidants you have in your diet, the easier it is for the body to produce energy. AND, lion’s mane has been proven to reduce lactic acid in the blood--”

“Which causes fatigue after intense physical activity--”

Yes! This supplement increases tissue glycogen content so that the body can produce energy quicker (herbslist). At this point I thought lion’s mane was something I needed in my diet.”

“Wow, I’m really glad you were able to find a supplement to help you in so many ways. I wonder if lion’s mane can do anything for me. I’ll have to talk to my doctor.”

What Else?

Upon my own research, I found that lion’s mane can actually help protect the GUT from harmful bacteria and digestive conditions such as leaky gut by safeguarding the gut mucosal lining. Inflammation, which can be caused by mental stress and lack of exercise, is something this supplement helps to reduce with its anti-inflammatory properties (blog.kettleandfire).

LION’S MANE can also help:

  • Improve reflexes
  • Strengthen immune system
  • Stimulate synthesis of Nerve Growth Factor (NGF)—the neuropeptide needed to prevent nerve cell damage
  • Fight infections
  • Improve cognition
  • Promote longevity

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