What is Lion's Mane?
This edible mushroom may promote nerve growth and protect the brain from the onset of mental health issues related to old age. Studies have shown that due to Lion's Manes ability to help produce new cells and increase cognitive function it may reduce mild symptoms of depression and anxiety.
Are there any studies backing this nootropic?
One of the natures most powerful brain foods, it has a long history of use in traditional Chinese medicine. However, it has been scientifically studied numerous times as well.
Only last year (2017) Brandalise et al found that lion's mane helps to stimulate nerve growth factor (NGF) production. This means this is an effective brain drug because NGF is a neuropeptide that helps maintain neurons which are the cells responsible for helping your brain process and transmit information. So, whether you need to study for an exam, write a paper, or focus better at the gym, the neurotrophic benefits of lion’s mane mushroom can help.
A second study by Mori K et al in 2009 backed up the claim that lion's mane can improve cognitive function. They conducted a double-blind, parallel-group, placebo-controlled trial on people and showed that lion’s mane was effective for significantly improving cognitive function for up to 16 weeks when continually used.
What are the key features of Swanson Lion's Mane Mushroom
- Supports balanced mental and overall health
- Maintains a feeling of calm while remaining alert
- Boosts antioxidant activity