Lion’s mane mushroom is an edible and medicinal mushroom. It can stimulate the synthesis of Nerve Growth Factor (NGF) that plays an essential role of keeping the whole nervous system healthy. It contains substances such as Hericenones and Erincacines that stimulate NGF production which can be useful for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. It may increase cognitive abilities. Cognitive abilities are brain-based skills we need to carry out any task from the simplest to the most complex. For instance, perception and decision making. In addition, Lion’s mane mushroom has antioxidant effects and may regulate blood lipid levels. In Japanese it is called Yamabushitake (Mountain priest mushroom).
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