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Le Lion's Mane et ses études scientifiques sur le cerveau

The Lion's Mane and his scientific studies on the brain

The mushroom Hericium erinaceus, more commonly known as Lion's Mane or lion's mane, is attracting growing interest for its beneficial properties on brain health.

In this article, French Mushexplores the latest scientific discoveries about this amazing mushroom and how it can enhance our well-being -be cerebral.

A little history: what is this mushroom?

Native to Europe, North America and Asia,Hericium erinaceus is a mushroom edible with medicinal properties long recognized by Chinese and Asian medicine.

It gets its name from its characteristic shape resembling a lion's mane.

This mushroom is not only delicious when cooked with a unique flavor reminiscent of lobster or scallops, but it is also very popular for its benefits on the cognitive health.

The main virtues attributed to the Lion's Mane

  • Improved memory
  • Concentration accrue
  • Stress reduction
  • Blood sugar balance

Promising research

Scientific studies have recently highlighted the potential of Lion's Mane to improve memory by stimulating the growth of neurons and brain cells.

The active compound of this mushroom could be used to treat various cognitive disorders, such as Alzheimer, disorders memory and learning difficulties.

A protected and rather rare species

Although Lion's Mane is an edible mushroom, it is important to note that it is a protected and rather rare variety.

It is therefore not recommended to collect it from the wild without authorization. Furthermore, its cultivation requires specific know-how and remains limited to certain Asian countries.

How to obtain and consume Lion's Mane?

There are several ways toenjoy the cognitive health benefits of Lion's Mane, at French Mush you will be able to:

  • Buy food supplements : You can find food supplements based on Lion's Mane at French Mush in the form of capsules or powders , which you can integrate into your meals.
  • Experiment with recipes based on Lion's Mane extract : If you want to benefit from the virtues of the mushroom while adding a delicious touch to your dishes, do not hesitate to try recipes based on Lion's Mane extract , such as smoothies, pasta or desserts..

Caution and recommendations

As with any substance with therapeutic properties, it is important to take a cautious approach when consuming Lion's Maneand consult a healthcare professional if necessary.

People with mushroom allergies should also be careful before consuming this product.

In conclusion

Lion's Mane is a fascinating mushroom whose scientific studies continue to highlight its beneficial health properties cognitive.

Whether you choose to consume it in the form of a food supplement, fresh mushroom, or extract in your favorite recipes, keep the previous recommendations in mind to take full advantage of its benefits without taking unnecessary risks.

 

Sources :

Spelman K, Sutherland E, Bagade A. Neurological Activity of Lion's Mane (Hericium erinaceus). Journal of Restorative Medicine. 2017;6(1)19-26.

Ghosh S, Nandi S, et alBanerjee A, Sarkar S, Chakraborty N. Prospecting MedicinalProperties of Lion's Mane Mushroom. Journal of Food Biochemistry. 2021;45(8).

Chong PS, Fung ML, Wong KH, Lim LW. Therapeutic Potential of Hericium erinaceus for Depressive Disorder. International Journal of

Molecular Sciences. 2020;21(1):163.

Chen YW, Lin PY, et al. Significantly Lower Nerve Growth Factor Levels in Patients with Major Depressive Disorder than in Healthy Subjects: A Meta-Analysis and Systematic Review. Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment. 2015;11:925-933.

Mori K, Inatomi S, Ouchi K, Azumi Y, Tuchida T. Improving effects of the mushroom Yamabushitake (Hericium erinaceus) on mild cognitive impairment: a double-blind placebo-controlled clinical trial. Phytotherapy Research. 2009;23(3):367-72.

D'Amico R, Salinaro AT, et al. Hericium erinaceus and Coriolus versicolor Modulate Molecular and Biochemical Changes after Traumatic Brain Injury. Antioxidants. 2021;10(6):898.

Wang M, Konishi T, Gao Y, Xu D, Gao Q. Anti-Gastric Ulcer Activity of Polysaccharide Fraction Isolated from Mycelium Culture of Lion's Mane Medicinal Mushroom, Hericium erinaceus (Higher Basidiomycetes). International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms. 2015;17 (11):1055-60Wang
M, Konishi I, Gao Y, Xu D, Gao Q.

 

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