Lion’s Mane Mushroom and the Aging Brain
‘Lion's mane may be our first 'smart' mushroom. It is a safe,edible fungus that appears to confer cognitive benefits on our aging population.’
- Paul Stamets
- They grow on every continent except Antarctica
- Their use in Chinese medicine dates back to 3000 BC
- Japan has approved an isolate from Turkey Tail for use in cancer treatment
- They grow on over 70 species of trees in the U.S. alone
5 fun facts about Lion’s mane (Hericium erinaceus)
- Lion’s mane actually stimulates the growth of neurons in the brain
- It is one of the only nootropics that is also a culinary delight
- It has potential to alleviate depression
- It is also known as Monkey’s Head, Bearded Fungus, Pom Pom and Hedgehog mushroom
- Studies show it may accelerate the healing of wounds
Lion's Mane can be found in OMFG Brain Health mushroom gummies.
Where Does Lion's Mane Grow Naturally?
Behold the wonder-shroom Lion’s Mane - a white, shaggy, fungus that looks like something out of a fairy tale, with its creamy-white cluster of fruiting bodies amassed like the mane of nature’s mightiest cat. Also known by its scientific nomenclature, Hericium erinaceus, Lion’s Mane mushrooms can be found growing in wide distribution across the forests of North America, Europe, and Asia.1