This beautiful species, appearing as a white waterfall of cascading icicles, is found on broad leaf trees and logs. The subject of recent studies, Lion’s Mane (Hericium erinaceus) is renowned for providing support to the brain and nervous system.
Host Defense® Lion’s Mane Extract uses Certified Organic mushroom mycelium and fruitbodies, with a full spectrum of constituents: polysaccharides (beta glucans, arabinoxylane, glucose, xylose, galactose and mannose), glycoproteins, ergosterols, triterpenoids and other myco-nutrients, which are essential for Supporting Natural Immunity.
Like other medicinal mushrooms, Lion’s Mane are excellent for the immune system, but what sets them apart is their health benefits for the brain and nervous system. They have been shown to improve cognition and concentration, and to reduce depression and anxiety (see study). Lion’s Mane also has compounds that stimulate the production of Nerve Growth Factor (NGF). NGF is a valuable tool in helping patients with nerve damage, which is a concern of many Lyme patients. Lion’s Mane can indirectly stimulate the production of NGF without having to pass through the blood-brain barrier to do so.
And finally, Lion’s Mane protects the network of connections that nerves use to send signals throughout the body. These can be compromised in Lyme patients and Lion’s Mane is known to promote the growth of this insulation called myelin (see study).
BENEFITS TO PATIENTS: Immune stimulant, depression and anxiety reducer, nerve and brain repair, nervous system protection
As a dietary supplement, take 1 mL (approximately 45 drops) twice per day. At this rate of use, a 1oz bottle will last approximately 15 days, a 2oz bottle will last approximately 30 days and a 4oz bottle will last approximately 60 days. Can be taken with food or without, on an empty stomach or as recommended by your healthcare advisor. Consult your healthcare advisor regarding the use of this product during pregnancy. Keep out of reach of children.