Mushrooms not only taste delicious, but they’re also a nutritional powerhouse. Most people consume mushrooms in grilled, sautéed, or roasted form, but did you know that concentrated forms of mushrooms in the form of powder blends are being incorporated into products such as mushroom-based coffee, hot chocolate, and even matcha, as well as mushroom powder blends that you can mix into smoothies and juices.
Did you know that the nutrients in mushrooms like lions mane, cordyceps, chaga, and reishi can have significant health benefits?
Let’s take a look at Lion’s Mane Mushrooms.
What are Lion’s Mane Mushrooms exactly and what are the benefits?
Lion’s mane mushrooms, also known as Hericium Erinaceus, are large, white, sagging fungi with long, shaggy spines that can resemble a lion’s mane as they grow to maturity. They can be cooked, eaten raw, dried, steeped into a tea, and extracts from them are regularly found in various over-the-counter health supplements. Lion’s mane mushroom, which can be eaten or taken as a supplement, is becoming popularly known as a brain enhancer, believed to help protect brain cells from degeneration, improving memory and helping to alleviate anxiety and depression.
Lion’s Mane Mushroom Benefits:
- Relieves Mild Depression and Anxiety Symptoms
- Boosts the Body’s Immune System
- Reduce the Risk of Heart Disease
- Helps Manage Symptoms of Diabetes
- May Help Fight Cancer
- May Protect Against Dementia
- Helps Prevent Digestive Tract Ulcers
- May Speed Up Nervous System Injury Recovery Time
While consuming mushrooms can assist with overall health and immune system support, other factors are involved like the rest of your diet and eating habits, time, and the amount of physical activity. Balance is key.
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DISCLAIMER: These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. The information is for informational purposes and is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure any illness. Consult a physician before taking any action.
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