The use of medicinal mushrooms for their supportive health qualities has recently sky-rocketed. Benefits of medicinal mushrooms range from supporting a healthy immune system to optimizing brain function. Whether you want a natural antioxidant or anti-inflammatory, or want an alternative to typical over-the-counter medicines, medicinal mushrooms such as the Lion’s Mane Mushroom may be just what you’re looking for.
Hericium erinaceus, better known as lion’s mane mushroom, is a white globe-shaped fungus with icicle-like spines. This mushroom’s name comes from its resemblance to a lion’s mane. This tooth fungus has been a staple in Asian countries because of its incredible medicinal qualities. Traditional Chinese Medicine has been using lion’s mane for its amazing qualities that support healthy brain function. At Aloha, lion’s mane is now the number 3 seller and our fastest growing product. See for yourself why people can’t get enough of it.
Lion’s Mane Mushroom Benefits
Supports Brain Health
Probably the most commonly known benefit is how it supports brain function. More specifically it supports memory, concentration, and focus. Research suggests that lion’s mane may have characteristics that stimulate the growth of nerve cells.
While the mushroom is well known for their supportive brain health benefits, this isn’t the only advantage of this medicinal fungus.
Antioxidant and Anti-Inflammatory Properties
The components of medicinal mushrooms that help defend themselves against competing vegetation are the same components that support your body’s defense mechanisms. Lion’s mane is also a natural antioxidant with anti-inflammatory properties. The beta glucans found in mushrooms are known to fight inflammation and support a healthy immune system.
How to Use Lion’s Mane Mushrooms
Aloha Medicinals carries these incredible mushrooms in capsule and powder form. The powdered form is perfect for smoothies or shakes and even mix well in coffee or tea. The powder is tasteless so there’s no need to worry about having a mushroom taste in your drink. Capsules are easy to take and are great for when you’re on the go and don’t have time to incorporate the product into a beverage. Besides being a natural antioxidant and its abundance of supportive health benefits, lion’s mane mushrooms are also quite tasty. Whether you’re looking for a yummy dish or want to try to the mushroom for its healthy qualities, we highly recommend giving it a try.
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