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The Complete Guide to Lion's Mane,
the Mushroom That Can Do Wonders For Your Brain and Body!

What is lion's mane?

Lion's mane mushroom grows on trees. It has long, flowing tentacles that resemble a lion's mane, hence the name. This mushroom is prized for its medicinal properties, as well as its flavor and texture. It can be eaten fresh or dried and is often used in soups and stews.

Lion's mane (Hericium Erinaceus) is a type of medicinal mushroom and is widely available in supplement form. Scientific research shows that lion's mane contains a number of health-promoting substances, including antioxidants and beta-glucan.

The benefits of Lion's Mane mushroom extract are attributed to the active compound called hericenones and erinacines. These compounds bind with receptors in the brain and activate nerve growth factor. This improves the communication between neurons and neural cells, which in turn boosts cognitive function.

Lion’s Mane is a type of edible mushroom that has been used in medicine for centuries to treat neurological disorders and improve cognitive function.

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What are the benefits of Lion's Mane Mushroom?

The lion's mane mushroom is a fascinating fungus that has many therapeutic properties. This edible mushroom is known for its medicinal properties, and it has been shown to improve cognitive function and memory.

Recent studies have also found that the lion's mane mushroom can help protect against neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's disease and dementia. So if you're looking for a natural way to improve your cognitive function, consider adding the lion's mane mushroom to your diet.

In addition, the lion's mane is said to strengthen the immune system, stimulate digestion, and protect against cancer. Lion's Mane is a superfood mushroom that brings relief from stress and improves sleep quality.

It can be used to improve cognitive function, help with depression and anxiety, and boost the immune system. Additionally, it has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. If you're looking for a natural way to improve your mental health and protect your body, look no further than Lion's Mane Mushroom!


There have been a number of studies done now using Lion's Mane for neurodegenerative diseases such as MS, Parkinson’s, and Alzheimer’s. Results vary, but mostly show strong evidence that supports improved myelination of nerve fibers, as well as suppression of the immune-mediated inflammatory process responsible for chronic brain destruction. 

Beyond this, there is much evidence to support Lion's Mane having a regenerative effect on a variety of other forms of nerve damage including sensory neurons.


Lion's Mane has always been regarded in TCM as a happy mushroom, and both clinical and anecdotal evidence suggests that it has significant anxiety and depression reducing effect. 

This could be due to the opioid receptor agonistic effects of the Erinacines.  Many menopausal women that consume this mushroom have also reported it to be helpful with sleep disturbances, anxiety, and hot flashes.


To reap the benefits of Lion’s Mane, we recommend taking it as a Concentrated Extract Powder. Since this mushroom was traditionally used as a food, it is safe to consume in large amounts and much of the research has been done using extracts or large amounts of the fruiting body.

Alchemy Dose offers a 7:1 concentrated mushroom powder that is recommended at a maintenance dosage of 1-2g daily. To support a significant health issue such as neurodegenerative conditions, this could be moved up to 3-5g twice daily.


In double-blind, placebo-controlled experiments, Lion's Mane has been demonstrated to boost brain function. Subjects with mild cognitive impairment were given four 250 mg Lion's Mane pills three times a day in one trial, and their cognitive performance improved significantly*. [1]

Participants in 12-week research in 2019 were given cookies containing Lion's Mane mushroom. The findings revealed an improvement in cognitive function as well as the prevention of short-term memory loss.*. [2]

The active compounds in Lion's Mane increase the synthesis of Nerve Growth Factor (NGF). [3

The development, maintenance, and survival of neurons are all influenced by Nerve Growth Factor. It's also important for strengthening the immune system and speeding up wound healing.

Lion's Mane has also been used to help people relax and feel better*.

Lion's Mane has been shown in research to help with depression and anxiety*. [4]

Bioactive components found in the Lion's Mane fungus include beta-glucan polysaccharides, hericenones, erinacines, sterols, and other nutrients. Some are fat-soluble, whereas others are water-soluble.

Beta-glucans are water-soluble carbohydrates that can aid in immune system support.

The compounds hericenones and erinacines have been found as active in the promotion of Nerve Growth Factor.

Traditional uses for lion's mane include digestive disorders and gut health*.

It possesses inherent antibacterial characteristics that may protect the intestines from H. Pylori-caused stomach ulcers*. [5]

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