I’m gonna cut right to the chase here, what is Lion’s mane and why should you care?

I’ll tell you why you should care about Lion’s manes…because I just came back from my latest safari excursion where I spent HOURS carefully pulling strands of hair from sleeping lions just for YOU to be able to reap the benefits of it, that’s why you should care!

Yes, I was kidding…the reasons you should care about Lion’s mane are, well…keep reading and you shall see.

Not to be anti-climactic, but the Lion’s mane I’m talking about is actually a mushroom. Although it’s true, that’s not quite as seductively savage as a lion’s mane, but don’t worry…

Lion’s man, as a mushroom, has lots of amazing benefits to it, and it would be a shame for you not to be able to take advantage of them..

Which is exactly why I’m gonna cover all you need to know right here! 

Lion’s mane is, as the name suggests, a mushroom that resembles the long, luscious mane of a lion. It has been used extensively throughout time in numerous asian countries, mainly for its nutritional value and health benefits – but it actually  doesn’t taste all that bad either. 

So let’s get into what you’re here for – the benefits.

Lion's Man for Brain Health

One of the very compelling benefits of Lion’s mane is that it can help stimulate brain cell growth. This is a rare and sought after quality, because normally cognitive functions such as learning, memory and executive functions decline significantly as we get older.

The two compounds responsible for stimulating brain cell growth are called Hericenones and Erinacines which has been shown to induce NGF (nerve growth factor) synthesis in nerve cells. NGF plays a major part in maintaining and organizing cholinergic neurons in the central nervous system, which suggests that Lion’s mane extract can help combat various cognitive degenerative diseases. 

Translation; Lion’s mane contains potent compounds that can help you

  • Prime your cognitive functions
  • Protect your brain from decline
  • Boost mental functioning 
Lion's Mane and Positive Mood

The rising number of people reporting feelings of anxiety and depression, isn’t really all that surprising considering the last 2 years.. According to a study from The Lancet, the global percentage of people suffering from depression and anxiety disorders increased 28 and 26% respectively from pre-2020 levels. 

Research has shown that there is a connection between your gut- and mental health, more precisely, that chronic inflammation can cause symptoms of anxiety and depression. You may have heard about this before, but what you might not know is that Lion’s mane has highly anti-inflammatory effects that can reduce symptoms of anxiety and stress.

There are also further studies suggesting that the anxiety-reducing effects of Lion’s Mane have to do with its direct impact on the brain. The hippocampus, which is the center in the brain responsible for regulating emotional response and memories, could be what brings about the decrease in depressive and anxious feelings.

 

Supporting Healthy Immune System with Lion's Mane

Our immune system is what protects us against disease and infection and without it we’d literally be dead. That’s why it’s so important that we do everything in our power to keep it as strong as possible. 

Research suggests that Lion’s mane can literally work like a gatekeeper for your immune system. Let’s break it down. 

The extract from the Lion’s Mane mushroom affects your intestinal immune system by positively changing the gut bacteria – this means that it’s harder for pathogens that enter your body through your nose and mouth, to wreak havoc on your gut.

Aside from Lion’s mane there are literally hundreds, if not thousands of different proclaimed ways to help strengthen your immune system. From basic stuff like exercising, getting enough sleep and reducing stress, to more nutrient based tactics. 

With an array of home remedies like garlic, ginger and Vitamin C, which are all great btw, it’s easy to think – how many herbs and vitamins can one possibly need? 

And I totally get the feeling, there’s so much information and so many different supplements that are all supposedly great for the immune system, but  what if there was just 1 supplement that could cover all your needs? I’m gonna let you in on a secret (shhh, don’t tell anyone), there is..  

Bucked Up Immune Support contains a potent mixture of top notch ingredients to keep your immune system as strong as possible. So if you’re tired of dabbling with a whole bunch of different supps, you can save yourself some valuable time (and money) and check out Bucked Up Immune Support here.

Lion's Mane: The Might of a Healthy Heart

You only have one heart – so it’s in your best interest to take as good care of it as possible. Studies have shown that a compound present in the Lion’s Mane mushroom inhibits platelet aggregation in the blood vessels, which in turn prevents thrombosis (which is science for blood clots).

Research also suggests that Lion’s Mane dramatically lowers levels of  triglycerides and LDL-cholesterol (yup, the bad kind) which is promising for anyone wanting to lower their cholesterol levels.

Lion's Mane to Potentially Help Blood Sugar Regulation

Lion’s Mane can help reduce blood sugar levels along with having an antioxidative effect on the body. This* study shows a decrease in blood sugar levels of diabetic rats after being given Lion’s Mane extract for a month. There also seems to be a case for Lion’s Mane alleviating diabetic nerve pain in the hands and feet, as shown in this** study, where the pain threshold of rodents was significantly increased.

It’s believed that the increase was due to the 6-week Lion’s Mane treatment combined with the antioxidative properties that comes along with the cure. Although more research is needed for a definitive conclusion on how it affects humans, it still shows a lot of promise.

 Where Can I Access The Epic Brain Benefits of Lion’s Mane???

So where do you get your hands on Lion’s Mane extract? You strap on your boots, get a backpack, some cutting kniv…scratch that. Unless you’re an avid outdoorsman that’s just dying to get your hands on these bad boys all by yourself – I suggest something more practical. 

And what could be more practical than having the benefits of Lion’s Mane combined with 8 other cognitive enhancing ingredients? I mean, Lion’s Mane holds its own, but where I think it really excels is when it’s got its nootropic powers formulated into a stellar cognition maximizing supplement like Bucked Up NO-CHILL formula. 

Whenever I have to be completely LOCKED IN for long periods of time, Bucked Up NO-CHILL is my go-to for getting into that laser focused flow state. What’s even better is that it comes stacked with the stim free CHILL neuroprotective supplement to help promote focus, memory and cognition. 

Together they form the most potent brain support stack I’ve tried to date, so if you want to get the most out of your brain – and operate at 110% – you can read more about the Chill- No Chill stack right here.

Resources

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/16371948/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24266378/

https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736%2821%2902143-7/fulltext

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26150007/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29091526/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28266682/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20637576/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3852124/

 

**: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4415746/

 

Logan Peterson

Logan Peterson is an avid writer and an unprofessional, non-competitive bodybuilder. Logan has several degrees, all of which he made up to sound more credible (for obvious reasons, Legal said he can’t list them). In truth, he simply has an insatiable curiosity. After eleven years of obsessive research, he knows too much about fitness, nutrition, and supplementation for his own good. Despite all appearances, he’s fiercely nerdy. Outside of fitness, his passions are reading and writing; his genre interests run the gamut from litrpg to satire. Due to ADHD, he’s currently working on several novels, and will likely publish all of them at once. And yes, he wrote his own bio...in third person.

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