Lions Mane is a very well known nootropic known for its ability to assist with NGF (nerve growth factor) production and protection. Apart from extensive vitamins and minerals, Lion’s Mane also contains some specific compounds such as hericerins, erinacines, erinaceolactones and specific glycoproteins and polysaccharides, that all collaboratively assist to the many clinical functions mentioned below.
Components and extracts of Lion’s Mane have proven antibiotic, anticancer, neuroprotective, fat- and glucose-lowering effects. This mushroom also protects against stomach ulcers, improves anxiety, cognitive function, and depression, and has anti-fatigue and anti-aging properties.
All of these beneficial effects are based on three important properties of this mushroom: it decreases inflammation, acts as an antioxidant, and stimulates the immune system.