Lion's Mane Mushroom

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Lion's Mane Mushroom

Lion's Mane mushrooms have been studied in Japan for improving brain function. Study participants given tablets containing Lion's Mane mushroom had significantly better test scores than participants who did not take the mushroom. Test scores continued to improve during the 16 weeks of the study, but worsened once the participants stopped taking the mushroom. The researchers concluded that mild cognitive impairment may be improved by supplementation with Lion's Mane mushroom.


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Wang, J. C., Hu, S. H., Wang, J. T., Chen, K. S., & Chia, Y. C. (2005). Hypoglycemic effect of extract of Hericium erinaceus. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 85(4), 641-646.